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Developing a Teacher Induction Plan

Developing a Teacher Induction Plan
A Guide for School Leaders

December 2005 | 168 pages | Corwin
To combat the growing challenge of teacher attrition, induction experts Brock and Grady offer a multiyear and step-by-step induction program that is not only aimed at orienting beginning teachers to the profession, but also outlines how to retain and develop these promising teachers for career long success.
List of Sample Exercises
About the Authors
1. The Players
2. Current Problems: Past Practices
3. Program Evaluation
4. School Culture
5. Program Foundation
6. The Orientation Component
7. The Mentorship Program
8. Classroom Management
9. Continuous Development
10. The Induction Plan
Resource A. A Teacher Induction Model
Resource B. Resources for Additional Information

"Schools and school systems of any size will find value in this book. Effective teacher induction is essential for those entering the teaching profession, and this book is an excellent guide for retaining and growing those new to our schools."

Frank Buck, Principal
Talladega City Schools, Tallladega, AL

Sample Materials & Chapters



Chapter 1

Barbara Louise Brock

Barbara L. Brock is a professor of education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has held a variety of positions in education, including education department chair, director of school administration, elementary principal, and K-12 teacher. She presents nationally and internationally on topics of beginning teacher induction, leadership succession, teacher and principal burnout, and educators with disabilities. She is coauthor with Marilyn Grady of Principals in Transition: Tips for Surviving Succession, From First-Year to First-Rate: Principals Guiding New Teachers, Rekindling the Flame: Principals Combating Teacher Burnout,... More About Author

Marilyn L. Grady

Marilyn L. Grady, is professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She is the author or coauthor of 23 books, including From Difficult Teachers to Dynamic Teamwork (2009) with Brock, Getting it Right from the Start (2009) with Kostelnik From First Year to First Rate (2007) with Brock, 194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals (2006), 20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them (2004) and Launching Your First Principalship (2004) with Brock. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and superintendent-board relations. She has more than 175 publications to her credit. She... More About Author

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