Induction and Support: Keeping Teachers Teaching. Shauna Lane, Education Specialist Lela Taubert, Education Specialist. Purpose – Guiding Questions. Look at how to create a network of support so that new teachers have more than a chance to be successful: Why do we need an induction program?
Shauna Lane, Education Specialist
Lela Taubert, Education Specialist
Five Year Attrition Rate for Teachers(Source: analysis of 2007 TEA and SBEC Texas data by Dr. Ed Fuller)
Minimum field experience hours required
Steps to Success
Conscious Unconscious Competence
…it doesn’t get easier; we get better!
New teachers have a variety of needs, but cannot do everything at once. We must provide on-going support that is timely and responsive to their unique needs…
Those schools without induction support for teachers have them leave at a rate 70% higher than those with help. (NCTAF)
Mentors & Coaches
* Basic Induction means having a mentor and supportive communication from administrator.
** Collaboration refers to schedule time and for collaboration with other teachers in the same field and participation in a new teacher seminar.
*** Extra resources refers to having a reduced course load, participation in an external network of teachers, and having an aide.
1. Collegiality: Mentoring and Coaching
2. Collaboration with Peers
4. Commitment to Continuous Improvement
*This may be the school’s most important at-risk program!
Ginger Tucker’s The Heart of Teaching Series
NCTAF National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
Smith, T.M. & Ingersoll, R.M., (2004)
SBEC Texas Data by Dr. Ed Fuller
Alliance for Excellent Education (July 2014)
William S. Howell, Bob Pike