Be confident in your new role of mentor by learning to employ the language and stances of effective instructional mentoring.
New instructional coaches will learn how to work with and meet the needs of a range of teachers, focusing on gaining the knowledge, skills, and practices that advance teaching practice.
Principals and other school leaders set the stage for new teacher and mentor success. What are ways to establish a positive culture for teacher development in your school?
Come to the first of six beginning teacher seminars this year. This one will focus on strategies aligned with teacher evaluation to deal with common issues that pop up in the first weeks of school.
Make time to attend your first District Council meeting of 2016-17--it's invaluable in learning from practical experience of other districts in the ups and downs of supporting beginning teachers, mentors, and principals.
A Madison Mentor’s Blog: Excellence with Equity
Nichole VonHaden, a full-release Madison Metropolitan School District mentor, writes a blog about supporting beginning teachers’ success with MMSD’s core value “excellence with equity.” Her blog appears on the website Teaching Tolerance: a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Presentations from Symposium 2016 at District Council on April 18
Bring a team of three to five people to District Council on April 18 to hear the latest thinking from national experts on induction-related topics like improving student achievement, empowering teachers, and shifting the focus of classroom management to ownership. Symposium attendees will present mini-versions of selected sessions from this year’s New Teacher Center Induction Symposium, held February ... Read More »
2014-15 Annual Report
For a great overview of the Dane County New Teacher Project, read our Annual Report 2014-15. It’s organized around our purpose, and is a good resource for member districts to use when explaining what their induction programs require to be successful, both in terms of professional development and dynamic, supported learning communities.
Mentoring Toward Equity
A mentor writes about techniques to help new teachers see pathways of success for all of their students in this thoughtful blog post from the Teaching Tolerance website.
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