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Standard 3 Resources for Induction

Mentor teachers are selected based on well-defined selection criteria and process and are matched with beginning educators following a prescribed procedure

a. Written criteria for selecting mentors are identified and potential mentors complete an application

Portner, Hal (2001). Training Mentors Is Not Enough:  Everything Else Schools and Districts Need to Do. (pp. 58-59). Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press, Inc.

Saphier, Jon, Freedman, Susan and Aschheim, Barbara, (2001) Beyond Mentoring: How to Attract, Support and Retain New Teachers (pp. 26, 70-72, 75, 104, 106-107).  TEACHERS21, 2345, Washington St., Newton, MA 02462, Book available from TEACHERS21 Web site. http://www.teachers21.org  PDF version retrieved online February 10, 2007 from TEACHERS21 Web Site. http://www.teachers21.org/documents/beyondmentoringwebtext.pdf

Villani, Susan, (2002) Mentoring Programs for New Teachers: Models of Induction and Support. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press, Inc. Book available from WestEd at http://www.wested.org/cs/li/view/rs/569?x-t=li.record.view

The Education Alliance at Brown University (2001) "What Makes a Good Mentor?"  LAB Education Notes 3(2): PDF version retrieved on line February 10, 2007 available at http://www.alliance.brown.edu/pubs/ed_notes/ednts_nov01.pdf

b. An induction committee selects mentors with input from the building principal.

Framingham Public Schools Mentor Program Handbook, (May 2003) retrieved on line February 10, 2007, http://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/hr/mentor.htm

c. Grade level, content, location, and compatibility of individual style of mentor are considered when matching mentor and beginning educator.

Johnson, Susan Moore, (2003) Retaining the Next Generation of Teachers:  The Importance of School-Based Support, Harvard Education Letter (2001, July/August). Retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.edletter.org/past/issues/2001-ja/support.shtml

Feeney Jonson, Kathleen. (2002) Being an Effective Mentor: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed (pp. 71, 96-97,121-122,143-148). Thousand Oaks:  Corwin Press, Inc.

Lipton, Laura, Wellman, Bruce, Humbard, Carlette (2001). Mentoring Matters (pp. 29-40), MiraVia, LLC Sherman CT, Available from MiraVia Web site http://www.miravia.com/

National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, Doing What Matters Most: Investing in Teacher Quality.  The article is available on line. Retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.nctaf.org/documents/DoingWhatMattersMost.pdf

Saphier, Jon, Freedman, Susan and Aschheim, Barbara, (2001) Beyond Mentoring: How to Attract, Support and Retain New Teachers (pp. 26, 70-72, 75, 104, 106-107).  TEACHERS21, 2345, Washington St., Newton, MA 02462, Book available from TEACHERS21 Web site. http://www.teachers21.org  PDF version retrieved online February 10, 2007 from TEACHERS21 Web Site. http://www.teachers21.org/documents/beyondmentoringwebtext.pdf

d. An exit plan exists in the event that matches do not work.

Additional Internet Resources for Standard 3

Public Education Network (2003). The Voice of the New Teacher.  This report looks at beginning teachers in the context of the teacher quality debate. Available from the publication pages at the Public Education Web Site.  http://www.publiceducation.org/pubs_TQ.asp  Link to pdf file retrieved February 10, 2007.  http://www.publiceducation.org/pdf/Publications/Teacher_Quality/Voice_of_the_New_Teacher.pdf

Kardos, Susan and Moore Johnson, Susan. (2007) On Their Own and Presumed Expert: New Teachers’ Experience with Their Colleagues. Teachers College Record 109(12). Retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=12812

Teacher mentoring and Induction Resources – an extensive list compiled by MiddleWeb.  Retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.middleweb.com/mentoring.html

National Education Association (NEA). A Better Beginning: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive. A guide to setting up new teacher support systems.  Washington, DC 20036: NEA New Teacher Support Initiative.  Retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.nea.org/teachershortage/betterbeginnings.html

Pan, D.T., Mutchler, S.E., Shapley, K.S., Bush, J. & Glover, R.W.  (2000) Mentoring Beginning Teachers: Lessons from the Experience in Texas - Policy Research Report.  Austin, Texas: The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.  Online publication retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.sedl.org/pubs/policy23/

Kajs, L.T., Alaniz, R., Willman, E., Maier, J.N., Brott, P.E., & Gomez, D.M.  Looking at the Process of Mentoring for Beginning Teachers (2001). Washington, D.C.: National Association for Alternative Certification. Retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.alt-teachercert.org/Mentoring.html#Expected%20Knowledge%20and%20Skills%20of%20Mentors

Mentoring and Induction resources recommended by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Selected Books and Reports retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/mentoring_novice_teachers/books.htm and What's Hot - Top Mentor Publications retrieved February 10, 2007 from http://www.mentors.ca/topmenbks.html