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November 26, 2013
"Michigan classrooms loaded with rookie teachers who soon wash out"
By Ron French, Bridge Magazine
Nationally, 10 percent of teachers leave the profession in the first year. Between 30 and 40 percent leave within four years. Twenty years ago, the average experience for a U.S. teacher was 15 years. Teachers drop out at a higher rate than their students.

Nov 7, 2013
"Significant Research and Readings on Comprehensive Induction"
Harry and Rosemary Wong (2013)
This is a frequently updated compendium of research and readings on comprehensive induction, coaching, and mentoring with emphasis on the difference between the three processes.  The summaries are divided into three sections:  1) mentoring, 2) sustained professional development, and 3) coaching.

Jan 2012
"Coaching Teachers to Be Effective Teachers"
www.teachers.net, Harry and Rosemary Wong (September 2011)
The role of an instructional coach is to improve the effectiveness of teacher instruction.  Look at “instruction”—the act, process, or art of imparting knowledge and skill.  Look at “coach”—to teach.  The focus of instructional coaches is to teach teachers how to be effective instructors.