Clinical field experience b: improving new teacher induction
As a future leader on a school campus, it will be important to support new teachers. You will want to create a new teacher induction that is supportive and relevant. New teachers will benefit from feeling welcomed, being introduced to the school culture, and learning about school policy and procedures.
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Begin this field experience by reviewing the induction plan and materials used by the school to onboard new teachers. Collaborate with your principal mentor to identify a new teacher who is willing to provide feedback about his or her teacher induction process. If you and your principal mentor are unable to identify a new teacher, locate a teacher with less than three years of teaching experience.
Include the following questions in your interview with the new teacher:
- What did your induction include?
- How beneficial was the induction in:
- Setting up your classroom
- Getting ready for and starting the first day
- Managing your class and students individually
- Understanding the school culture, mission, and vision
- Getting to know other faculty and staff
- What went well?
- What could be improved?
- What do you know now that should have been included in the induction plan?
- Ask at least two more questions of your choice.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the principal mentor and, provided permission, seek opportunities to observe and/or assist the principal mentor.
Complete a 250-500 word reflection on your experiences. Incorporate PSEL Standards 6 and 7 into your reflection, along with any additional PSEL standards you see fit, and describe how you will apply what you have learned to your future professional practice.
APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, but solid academic writing is expected. The PSEL standards should be referenced using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.