Beginning Teacher Induction Beginning teachers & Mentors/Buddy Teachers August 8, 2012
Today’s Agenda 8:30 – Registration and light breakfast 9:00 – Welcome and introductions 9:10 – Mentor/Beginning Teacher Relationship 9:20 – Introduction of Book Study for BT1s – Discipline with Dignity 9:30 - Overview of mentor checklist to use as guide for induction at school 9:45 – BTs and mentors leave for school to continue induction (use checklist as guide) 9:50 – Meet with lateral entry teachers and their mentors to review 10-day staff development requirement for lateral entry teachers and provide checklist and Wong’s First Days of School activities 10:00 – Lateral entry teachers and mentors leave for school to continue induction activities
Mentor/Beginning Teacher Relationship Mentor standards aligned with Professional Teaching Standards Mentor for 3-years Ongoing support Lead mentor per school Monthly mentor log Primary go-to person at school Advocate for beginning teacher
Discipline with Dignity • 3-pronged approach to dealing with discipline problems: • Prevention – What can be done to prevent the problems from occurring? • Action – What can be done when misbehavior occurs to solve the problem without making it worse? • Resolution – What can be done for students who are chronically challenging?
Prevention • What can be done to prevent discipline problems? • Know and express yourself clearly. • Know your students. • Make your classroom a motivating place. • Teach responsibility and caring. • Establish effective rules and consequences. • Keep yourself current. • Deal with stressful conflict.
Action • What can be done when discipline problems occur? • Stop the misbehavior quickly. • Get back to teaching. • Keep students in class. • Implement consequence. • Collect data.
Resolution • What can be done for students who continue to misbehave? • Find what is needed to prevent another problem. • Develop a mutually agreeable plan. • Implement the plan. • Monitor/revise plan if necessary. • Use creative/unconventional approaches when necessary.
Mentor Checklist Intended as guide for who/what to see and do today at school Adjust as needed Goal: Help the beginning teacher get acclimated to their new school and familiarize themselves with the staff, building, procedures, and available resources.
Monthly Mentor Log List of required mentor duties List of suggested practices for supporting beginning teachers Log of meetings – includes date of meeting, short description, identify NC teaching standard, and list participants Signatures from mentor, beginning teacher, and principal/designee Submit to school administrator/lead mentor prior to due date
As you leave to visit your school today, … Get to know others in your building Familiarize yourself with who to see/where to go for specific needs in your building Start at the front office if your mentor/buddy teacher is not with you Enjoy this “quiet” time in the school/classroom before everyone returns August 20 I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!