PhysTEC: Induction & Mentoring Feature Summary

Induction and Mentoring
PhysTEC Induction & Mentoring
There exists today a broad consensus that recognizes new teacher isolation and lack of support as major causes of teacher attrition, and recommends stronger induction and mentoring programs for beginning teachers as a means to keep them in the classroom. The Alliance for Excellent Education recommends comprehensive induction programs consisting of high-quality mentoring, common planning time, ongoing professional development, an external network of teachers, and standards-based evaluation for new teachers. PhysTEC provides suggestions for increasing rates of recruitment and retention, as well as providing examples of member institutions.
May 19, 2008 - June 19, 2009