ERIC Number: ED495518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-8
Developing a Teacher Induction Plan: A Guide for School Leaders
Brock, Barbara L.; Grady; Marilyn L.
Imagine someone telling you that, within three years, new teachers would leave the profession for which they trained so hard. That is what is happening to 30% of today's promising new teachers who are not given the mentoring, direction, and professional development that is so desperately needed to keep them focused and enthusiastic. To handle this growing challenge of teacher attrition, teacher induction experts Barbara L. Brock and Marilyn L. Grady offer a comprehensive program-crafted with school leaders and staff developers in mind-which provides strategies both for supporting beginning teachers, and for retaining and developing these promising, highly qualified teachers. Written in an accessible workbook style format, this guide covers: (1) Designing a multiyear developmental program including the orientation process, mentoring, directed activities, seminars, and workshops; (2) The responsibilities of the induction team; (3) Assessment of current issues, including attrition and past retention efforts; and (4) Program evaluation from initial assessment to the sharing of results. When beginning teachers receive the support they need, not only do they truly contribute to their schools, but they also set out to do what they chose to do-prepare today's students for tomorrow's world. This guide contains 8 chapters: (1) The Players; (2) Current Problems: Past Practices (3) Program Evaluation; (4) School Culture; (5) Program Foundation; (6) The Orientation Component; (7) The Mentorship Program; (8) Classroom Management; (9) Continuous Development; and (10) The Induction Plan. This guide also contains 2 resources: (1) A Teacher Induction Model; and (2) Resources for Additional Information. Also includes a preface, acknowledgements, an introduction, a list of references, and an index.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mentors, Developmental Programs, Classroom Techniques, Guides, Planning, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Development, Developmental Stages, Orientation, Workshops, Teamwork, Leadership Responsibility, Labor Turnover, Program Evaluation, School Culture, Teaching Conditions
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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