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Characteristics of strong induction programs

Strong induction programs...

  • Are multi-year, supporting beginning teachers over three years;

  • Integrate support, development and assessment of beginning teachers based on high standards for teaching and learning;

  • Meet beginning teachers’ immediate concerns and move them towards more complex understandings and practices;

  • Meet the learning needs of mentor teachers, helping them become effective mentors and teacher leaders for school improvement;

  • Build on and contribute to a collaborative school culture;

  • Include on-going program evaluation that informs adjustments and improvements.

See Benefits of strong induction programs.