Needs Assessment and Data Collection To structure a mentoring program, we will first have to do a needs-assessment on the needs of new teachers.
Crafting a set of questions that together, guide the project evaluation to its intended outcome will help monitor the program. Among its core values, it emphasizes experience and expertise. The Ukrops promote education in the city by regularly attending teacher residency programs and university job fairs.
The new structure will allow greater trust, communication, and team atmosphere. Then I will offer a conclusion.
IST was founded in August with the vision of being a leader school, delivering quality education. Proposed IST mentors will exhibit the following characteristics, attitudes and Character: Attention is given to the concerns of beginning teachers.
The plan will be based on IST ethical beliefs and will align to the schools mission statement. He has become a pseudo family member of groups of siblings he has taught. Grade teacher leaders, in PS and ES, work together with the curriculum office in a buddy system style.
Evaluation should be limited to outcomes related to specific goals. Mentors that are carefully selected and matched with their mentees and mentors are given training in effective communication and peer coaching techniques. It has been very rewarding to start passing on some of the gifts that mentors and cooperating teachers have given to me.
Research also shows that mentoring not only benefits the mentored but the mentor as well. All mentors will be required to sign a minimum contract commitment of 4 years from the day they start their role.
He models dedication and patience to students as he helps them grasp course material. A meaningful mentoring program should have the following elements Johnson et al. Summaries of findings and recommendations of planning, development, and delivery shall be prepared by the school Teacher Head.
Furthermore the Ministry of Education in Honduras does not require a specific mentoring program for private schools. Jim Ukrop has doggedly traveled across the state representing Richmond Public Schools to attract talented teachers to Richmond.
In MS and HS levels department heads exist instead of grade leaders; however this role is supervisory and hierarchical. The Ukrop Scholarship played a critical role in ensuring that Wester used his talents to benefit students in the Richmond area.
I feel like it is meaningful work. By accepting the scholarship, recipients agree to teach in Richmond Public Schools for two years.workforce is the most significant factor behind teacher turnover, teacher shortages, and school staffing problems (e.g., Grissmer & Kirby, ).
Such research has provided a great deal of insight into some of the sources of teacher turnover; however, there are two important limitations to existing empirical studies. Minimizing Teacher Turnover: Inspiring Teachers through Mentoring Roberto Carlos Flores Clemson University Introduction International School Tegucigalpa (IST) is an American standard based K school operating in the capital of Honduras.
It is currently under dual accreditation from Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). learning policy institute | teacher turnover: why it matters and what we can do about it vii of teaching and encourage entry into the profession through high-retention pathways that provide comprehensive preparation with strong clinical training.
the result of a “revolving door” through which large numbers of teachers depart for reasons other than retirement, namely job dissatisfaction and pursuit of better jobs or other careers (Ingersoll, 1).
She proposes raising pay in exchange for offering less job security, attracting more risk takers to teaching. The job now appeals to people who value “good early retirement benefits” and a low risk of being fired, she writes.
Minimizing teacher turnover shouldn’t be the goal, McArdle argues. Teachers of color, who made up 18% of the public school workforce in and are twice as likely to enter teaching through an alternative pathway, have higher turnover rates than White teachers overall.Download