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Kamman, Margaret; Zimmerman, Kristin; Israel, Maya; Billingsley, Bonnie; McCray, Erica; Brownell, Mary; Sindelar, Paul; Heretick, Jennifer; Rice, Stacey; Bae, Jungah – National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2013
Beginning teachers face significant challenges as they assume the complex work of teaching while they are still learning to teach. In addition to the activities involved with learning to effectively teach, they must also learn to work with others; collaborate with colleagues, administrators, paraprofessionals, and parents; and manage varied…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Effectiveness
Kamman, Margaret; Zimmerman, Kristin; Israel, Maya; Billingsley, Bonnie; McCray, Erica; Brownell, Mary; Sindelar, Paul; Heretick, Jennifer; Rice, Stacey; Bae, Jungah; Park, Yujeong – National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2013
The primary goal of this handbook is to provide relevant and practical information for mentors as they guide the development of beginning special education teachers. Even the best prepared of new entrants face steep learning curves as they work to apply in complex school settings what they have learned from their pre-service programs. At the same…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Objectives
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Partnerships between schools and universities allow these organizations to leverage their assets while expanding and enhancing their knowledge bases. The Professional Development School (PDS) is a well-established type of partnership in which university and school faculty provide school-based preparation experiences for preservice teachers, while…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Learning to interact with other adults in a positive and productive manner is an important dimension of learning to teach. Novice special education teachers rely on others for support as they navigate the school culture, learn policies and procedures, and work to solve problems. Although interactions with adults can be helpful, they also can be…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Inclusion, Teacher Collaboration
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Principals have a significant influence on the well-being of novice teachers. In fact, they can be the decisive factor in a new teacher's commitment to staying in or leaving teaching. The quality of the relationship with school administrators is as important to novice special education teachers as it is to novice general education teachers.…
Descriptors: School Culture, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Special Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Mentoring and induction support influence novice special education teachers' determination to remain in teaching. Those with high levels of support tend to report greater job manageability and success in teaching challenging students. They also tend to feel better about their preparedness to teach, knowledge of pedagogical content, and ability to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Special Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
The learning curve is high for novice special education teachers. They must assume full teaching responsibilities, while at the same time become familiar with district and school policies, curriculum, and assessment policies and procedures. They are expected to build relationships with administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, families, and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Needs Assessment, Novices
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
E-mentoring--the use of technology-based communication formats in which mentors and mentees interact--is emerging as a solution for supporting novice teachers, especially when they have limited access to inbuilding support. This Brief describes the possibilities of using e-mentoring with novice special education teachers.
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Beginning Teacher Induction, Special Education Teachers
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Beginning special education teachers have the same responsibilities as their more experienced counterparts. However, as these new teachers assume full teaching responsibilities they also must become familiar with district and school policies, curriculum, and assessment procedures. At the same time they are expected to build relationships with…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Professional Development
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
E-mentoring--the use of technology-based communication formats in which mentors and mentees interact--is emerging as a solution for supporting novice teachers, especially when they have limited access to in-building support. This Brief describes the possibilities of using e-mentoring with novice special education teachers.
Descriptors: Mentors, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Special Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Strong induction programs influence novice special education teachers' determination to remain in teaching. Those who experience high levels of induction support tend to report greater job satisfaction and success in teaching challenging students. Although novice special education teachers can benefit from standard induction support, they also may…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Beginning Teacher Induction
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Induction is a term that describes the support a new teacher receives. Teacher induction begins when a new teacher enters the workforce, and it may extend throughout the next several years of teaching. Induction represents a phase in development that focuses on new teachers' concerns and problems of practice. It also serves as a catalyst for new…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Beginning Teacher Induction
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
The learning curve is high for novice special education teachers. They must assume full teaching responsibilities while at the same time becoming familiar with district and school policies, curriculum, and assessment policies and procedures. They are expected to build relationships with administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, families, and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Many mentoring policies do not differentiate between novice special education teachers and their general education counterparts. Although novice special education teachers may benefit in part from general induction practices, their experience is limited when there is little attention given to their unique instructional needs. Policymakers can…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
E-mentoring--the use of technology-based communication formats in which mentors and mentees interact--is emerging as a solution for supporting novice teachers, especially when they have limited access to in-building support. This Brief describes the possibilities of using e-mentoring with novice special education teachers.
Descriptors: Mentors, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Special Education
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