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?