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Mentoring for Quality Induction Toolkit

Folder One, Understanding Mentoring for Quality Induction, is designed to ensure the success of novice teachers in New Jersey classrooms. This folder, Understanding Mentoring for Quality Induction, will provide the rationale and research base that undergirds the initiative, places mentoring within the context of a comprehensive program of induction, and offers program guidelines. This folder will also provide the regulations governing mentoring for quality induction (N.J.A.C. 6A:9-8.4) and the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers, which outline what all teachers are expected to know and be able to do, and other regulations to which local mentoring plans must be aligned.
Guiding Questions
bullet What is the purpose of a mentoring for quality induction program?
bullet What are the principles that underlie the nation’s most effective mentoring for quality induction programs?
bullet What are the DOE guidelines for establishing a mentoring for quality induction program?
bullet What are the state regulations for mentoring (N.J.A.C. 6A:9-8.4)?
bullet How do the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers relate to mentoring for quality induction?

Key Glossary Terms
*  Induction
*  Mentoring

Resource Tools: [PDF]

1 NJ Regulations Governing Mentoring (N.J.A.C. 6A:9-8.4)
2 Regulations Governing Evaluation of Provisional Teachers
(N.J.A.C. 6A:9-8.6)
3 Professional Standards for Teachers (N.J.A.C. 6A:9-3.3)
4 NCLB Key Elements of High Quality Professional Development
5 Annotated Bibliography
Key Concepts
bullet Purpose of an induction with mentoring program
bullet Basic assumptions about mentoring
bullet State regulations for mentoring
bullet NJ Professional Standards for Teachers
bullet Guidelines for an induction with mentoring program
Sections of the Folder [PDF]
bullet The Case for Mentoring for Quality Induction
- - Research on Mentoring and Induction
- - Critical Attributes of Effective Mentoring
- - Why Mentoring is Vital
bullet Key Principles in Mentoring for Quality Induction
bullet Mentoring for Quality Induction Program Guidelines
- - Guideline 1: Adopt Program Rationale, Goals, and Design
- - Guideline 2: Clarify Roles and Responsibilities of School Leaders
- - Guideline 3: Implement the Selection Process for Mentors
- - Guideline 4: Design Professional Development for Mentors
- - Guideline 5: Facilitate Provision of Individualized Assistance and Support by Mentors
- - Guideline 6: Development and Use of Professional Improvement Plan
- - Guideline 7: Allocate Use of Resources
- - Guideline 8: Monitor, Evaluate, and Refine the Program