Supporting Educators for Student Achievement

Induction with Mentoring

Individualized Support for
New Hires

Developing and Retaining
Great Educators




Effective induction is a systematic process of training and supporting new educators beginning before the first day of school and continuing throughout the first years of teaching. 

Effective induction combines activities and practices that:

  • ease the transition into teaching;
  • promote the school’s culture;
  • improve educator effectiveness through training in classroom management and effective teaching techniques;
  • increase the retention of highly qualified educators; and
  • promote student achievement.

Successful induction of new educators includes:

  • orientation, preparation, and planning time before school begins;
  • professional development through systematic training and classroom observation over a period of the early years of teaching;
  • support for the new educator from a mentor, colleagues, and administrators;
  • mentoring as a component of induction;
  • opportunities for new educators to observe highly qualified educators’ classrooms.


NH Department of Education Induction-with-Mentoring Toolkit

Karen Mikkelsen, Chapter 4 Induction and Mentoring Programs that Work, Keeping Quality Teachers, The Northeast Regional Resource Center, Spring 2005

Annette L. Breaux and Dr. Harry K. Wong, New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers (Chapters 5 and 6), Harry K. Wong Publications, Mountain View, CA, 2003

Effective support for new teachers in Washington state: Standards for beginning teacher induction. Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession. June 2006. Retrieved March 16, 2007.

Real World Examples

Gorham, ME School District’s New Teacher program

Monroe County, FL School district induction program

Tools and Templates

Sample checklists to assure that new educators have been introduced to everyone they need to know and have all important information:

New Teacher Packet Checklist Template

Effective support for new teachers in Washington state: Case studies. Retrieved March 16, 2007.


Mary C. Clement, Starting a New School Year: What Every Administrator Should Know, Educational HORIZONS, Summer 2003.

The Mentor's 13 Jobs: Helping Beginning Teachers Learn to Teach, A Better Beginning: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive, National Education Association, 1999.


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