Mentoring Guide for Teacher Induction
The Mentoring Guide for Teacher Induction gives guidance and resources for mentoring beginning teachers in adult education and for using the Adult Education Teacher Induction Toolkit (http://lincs.ed.gov/programs/teachereffectiveness/toolkit). It includes tools for beginning teachers to assess their strengths, needs, and teaching context; identify professional learning priorities; and work with their mentors to improve their instructional practice. It also supports mentors with effective mentoring strategies and tools to guide mentoring activities, such as classroom observations. It supports reflection and discovery and offers suggestions for improved teaching practice.
The Mentoring Guide for Teacher Induction and the Adult Education Teacher Induction Toolkit support a systematic process for inducting (orienting and training) beginning teachers into adult education. The guide is for adult education program staff – instructional leaders, experienced teachers who will serve as mentors, and beginning teachers – who wish to implement teacher induction and evidence-based instructional practices. The guide includes a process, guidance, and tools for mentors and beginning teachers.
- In depth description of 4 key mentoring strategies.
- Step-by-step guidance for the induction process.
- Tools for use by the mentor and beginning teacher pair, including notes on the tool’s purpose, who completes the tool, and instruction for completion.
- Examples of completed materials.