Supports for First Year Teachers

Richard Ingersoll deduced the following level of support for first year teachers (2007-08).

Percent of First Year Teachers receiving these various supports:

Facetime with administrator – 87%

Mentor assigned – 81%

Beginners’ Seminar – 71%

Collaboration with Colleagues – 58%

Teacher Aide assigned – 31%

Reduced Course Load – 17%

If we care about turn-around of our Nation’s struggling schools, we need to rev these supports for our novice teachers up several notches.

How does you school or school network/district compare?


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