Exemplary Induction Programs
Summary and Implementation
Planting the Seeds
Information We've Shared
- Successful induction programs stress effective classroom management,
effective instructional practices, acculturation to the school
community, lifelong learning, and teamwork.
- The primary goals of induction are: 1) reduce the intensity
of the transition into teaching, 2) increase retention of highly
qualified teachers, 3) improve teacher effectiveness, and most
importantly, 4) improve student achievement.
- Lafourche's FIRST program has been adopted as a statewide model.
- Flowing Wells offers an annual training seminar on how to implement
a successful induction program.
- Prince George's County hires 1200 new teachers a year and all
What You Can Do to Make a Difference
- Recognize that no matter the size of your district, it is easy
to implement a successful induction program.
- Use the information from the programs featured in this chapter
to create your own induction program.
- Don't put induction off one more minute. Take a step. Begin
Reaping the Harvest
Benefits to Your School System
- Induction doesn't cost money. It saves money.
- Induction training helps ensure reduced anxiety for new teachers,
increased retention of a higher-quality teaching force, a shared
culture throughout the district, and improved student achievement.