Exemplary Induction Programs
Induction and Culture
Induction brings order and vision to a very valuable process. Mentoring
- Mentoring benefits the individual.
- Induction benefits the group by bringing people together.
An induction program acculturates each new teacher who joins the
district "family" so that the culture of the district
is continuously nourished. Teachers stay with such a school district
because they are part of a common culture where everyone is working
toward the same goals.
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We need to understand that we all have a common agenda.
That agenda focuses on a system-wide plan to guarantee that
every child will have the optimum opportunity to learn and
to be successful. So the school board, the central administrators,
the teacher educators, the students who are preparing to be
teachers, and classroom teachers must work together to develop
programs and strategies that improve the quality of teaching.5
|Southwest Airlines is the only airline
that has consistently made money. How does Southwest succeed
when others fail? They have a huge competitive advantage.
It is the company's culture, an esprit de corps, that
is central to its success. Competitors can buy all of
the same physical things. But the things they cannot buy
are dedication, devotion, and loyalty, which promote the
feeling of participating in a worthwhile cause or crusade.
Once hired, employees go through rigorous people-skills
courses at the University for People, Southwest's training
center in Dallas. To protect Southwest's tradition out
in the field, the company has set up "culture committees"
at each of its airports. These committees are responsible
for ensuring that each site carries on the spirit of
Southwest. This is what Southwest is about, their culture-it's