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Staudt, Denise; St. Clair, Norman; Martinez, Elda E. – New Educator, 2013
Providing quality support for novice teachers as they enter the profession has been an ongoing concern of educator preparation programs. This article describes the efforts of one teacher preparation program in addressing this matter by utilizing Facebook[R] to provide sustained support and professional development for its beginning teachers. We…
Descriptors: Novices, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technical Assistance, Social Networks
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Masuda, Avis; Ebersole, Michele – New Educator, 2012
This article describes how a study group for beginning teachers, led by instructors from the teacher education program from which they had just graduated, supported the novice teachers' abilities to survive their induction year and the constraints of school practices influenced by high-stakes accountability policies. Findings demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Birkeland, Sarah; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – New Educator, 2012
Ample research demonstrates the power of comprehensive induction to develop and retain new teachers. Education scholars generally agree on what powerful systems of induction include, yet few tools exist for guiding schools in creating such systems. Drawing on theory and practice, we have created such a tool. This article introduces the "Continuum…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Wood, Ann L.; Stanulis, Randi Nevins – New Educator, 2009
The purpose of this essay is to describe quality teacher induction that has evolved from "fourth-wave" (1997-2006) teacher induction program development and research. A definition of quality induction is proposed, and a set of induction goals and components are outlined. Understandings gained from fourth-wave programs are described, including ways…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Quality, Program Descriptions
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Fletcher, Stephen H.; Strong, Michael A. – New Educator, 2009
Induction support for new teachers is widespread, particularly in the form of mentoring, but research evidence of effectiveness is limited. The majority of existing research has focused on the impact of induction on teacher retention. Of greater interest is the potential impact on student achievement, and on which forms of support are the most…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement