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ERIC Number: EJ859558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Accelerating Teacher Effectiveness: Lessons Learned from Two Decades of New Teacher Induction
Moir, Ellen
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n2 p14-21 Oct 2009
This article describes 10 lessons learned from two decades of new teacher induction. These include: (1) A new teacher induction program requires a systemwide commitment to teacher development; (2) Induction programs accelerate new teacher effectiveness; (3) Standards-based formative assessment tools document impact; (4) Induction programs build a pathway for leaders; (5) Good principals create a culture of learning; (6) Effective induction programs combine high-quality mentoring with communities of practice; (7) Teaching conditions matter to supporting and keeping new teachers; (8) Online communities provide timely, cost-effective mentoring; (9) Policy complements practice; and (10) Good induction programs are accountable, not just compliant. These lessons demonstrate that the best programs support novice teachers by tapping the expertise of veteran teachers, creating collegial groups that benefit all teachers and all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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