New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers

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New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers is the leading book on how to structure a New Teacher Induction Program. Co-authored by Annette L. Breaux, whose own district's program was adopted by Louisiana for state implementation and Harry K. Wong, the nation's foremost new teacher advocate, this book blends first hand knowledge into workable solutions for easy implementation. Written for school and district administrators, principals, school board members, and anyone in a decision ...
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Overview

New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers is the leading book on how to structure a New Teacher Induction Program. Co-authored by Annette L. Breaux, whose own district's program was adopted by Louisiana for state implementation and Harry K. Wong, the nation's foremost new teacher advocate, this book blends first hand knowledge into workable solutions for easy implementation. Written for school and district administrators, principals, school board members, and anyone in a decision making capacity, New Teacher Induction will show you how to set up a support program step-by-step. Extensive research is provided that is both historical and practical. Over 30 induction programs are featured with their contact information listed. The 80-page Reference section contains schedules and handouts from 3 of the most effective induction programs in the country. New Teacher Induction is the ultimate source book for training new teachers and keeping them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962936043
  • Publisher: Wong, Harry K. Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 377,761
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication i
What We Believe v
Why We Wrote This Book vi
Highlights of This Book viii
1 The Case for Induction: Prepping the soil
Sources and Notes for Chapter 1 1
It's the Very Effective Who Are Leaving 3
Induction: Preparing, Supporting, and Retaining New Teachers 4
Teacher Quality, the Top Ten States 5
The Expectations Are Frightening 8
Retention and Support: A Critical Link 8
Induction: A Necessary Investment 11
A Typical First-Year Experience 12
Induction: The Key to Helping New Teachers Succeed 14
What Induction IS and IS NOT 14
Summary and Implementation 16
2 There Is Only One Way to Improve Student Learning: Planting the seed
Sources and Notes for Chapter 2 18
Student Achievement and Teaching Experience 20
Student Achievement At a Fraction of the Cost 22
Student Achievement and Teacher Effectiveness 23
Teacher Quality--It Is THE ISSUE 25
How an Induction Program Can Help 27
Summary and Implementation 28
3 How to Structure an Induction Program: Nurturing the seed
Sources and Notes for Chapter 3 30
An Exemplary On-Site Induction Program 32
Elements of Successful Induction Programs 33
What New Teachers Are Taught 34
First Day of School Script 35
How to Start Your Own Induction Program 36
The Components of Induction 36
The Induction Process 37
How to Structure an Induction Program 38
Why There Must Be Structure 51
Summary and Implementation 52
4 Mentoring the New Teacher: Supporting the fruits
Sources and Notes for Chapter 4 54
No Research to Support Mentoring Alone 55
Mentoring--One Component of Induction 59
The Real Needs of New Teachers 61
The Original Mentor--a Teacher, Not a "Mentor" 63
How Lafourche Parish Trains Its Mentors 66
Mentor Roles and Responsibilities 66
How to Develop a Mentoring Component for Your Induction Program 68
A Final Word on Mentoring 69
Summary and Implementation 70
5 Exemplary Induction Programs: Sprouting
Sources and Notes for Chapter 5 72
The Induction Process 74
The Port Huron Program--Typical Yet Elegantly Effective 74
Induction and Culture 77
Results of an Effective Induction Program 78
Three Highly Effective Induction Programs 79
Framework for Inducting, Retaining, and Supporting Teachers (FIRST) Lafourche Parish Public Schools 79
Teacher Induction Program for Success (TIPS) Flowing Wells School District 85
Professional Educator Induction Program Prince George's County Public Schools 89
Comparison of Induction Programs 92
Summary and Implementation 94
6 More Induction Programs: Blossoming
Sources and Notes for Chapter 6 96
List of Induction Programs 99
Principals Need to Be Inducted Too! 115
Do You Have a Success Story to Share? 119
Summary and Implementation 120
7 Frequently Asked Questions: Collecting the fruits
Sources and Notes for Chapter 7 122
What is "induction"? 123
Who should attend induction? 123
What is the difference between "orientation" and "induction"? 123
What is the difference between "mentoring" and "induction"? 124
When should induction begin and how long should it last? 124
Who should be included on the induction team? 125
Who should do the actual presenting and modeling for new teachers? 125
What is a "demonstration classroom"? 125
What topics should be covered during the initial induction week? 125
Where can I find information to help me get started with my own induction program? 126
Can an individual school have its own induction program even if there is no districtwide program for all new teachers? 126
Should participation in induction be mandatory? 126
How do schools or school districts typically fund induction programs? 126
How much does an induction program cost? 127
How do we induct a teacher who is hired after the first day of school? 127
Summary and Implementation 128
8 An Investment in Our Future Treasuring the harvest
Sources and Notes for Chapter 8 130
This Matters Most 131
Summary and Implementation 134
Epilogue: Beyond Induction
Sources and Notes for the Epilogue 136
Our Responsibility to the Next Generation of Teachers 137
Implications of the Research 139
References 142
"Beginning Teacher Induction" 142
"Induction: The Best Form of Professional Development" 146
"Teacher Mentoring: A Critical Review" 150
Lafourche Parish Schools Three-Year Induction Structure 154
Flowing Wells School District Information Packet 169
Homewood-Flossmoor New Teacher Induction Packet 200
Stanislaus County Retention Data Table 216
"Play for Keeps" 217
About the Authors 221
Index 222
"Which Way?" 228
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