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.