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Components of strong induction programs

Strong induction programs have the following components:

  • Orientation activities that provide beginning teachers information about both the school’s mission, goals and teaching/learning philosophies, and basic policies regarding curriculum, assessment, students with special needs and student discipline;  

  • On-going, organized professional development opportunities for beginning teachers that are based on high standards for teaching and learning;

  • A strong mentoring program that assists veteran teachers in learning and developing educative mentoring practices;

  • Professional learning communities in which teachers use multiple sources of information and data to assess and improve teaching and learning.

See Characteristics of strong induction programs.