Key questions from the perspective of
principals and other district instructional leaders:
“One of the things that I think is most critical about the mentoring
program is that it needs to provide reinforcement for beginning teachers…[W]e
are losing people from the field…We have to provide a safety
network and it is not just the psychological piece or the friend, it
is [learning to] question your practice…” (Michigan
elementary school principal, quoted in Stanulis, Meloche and Ames,
Why should I be concerned about the induction of new teachers
into the teaching profession?
What constitutes effective teacher induction?
What is my role as a principal in providing leadership
for effective induction?
What should I expect mentor teachers to be doing?
What should I expect beginning teachers to be learning?
As the leader of an induction program, what should I be