Beginning Teacher Support Program

2010 Teacher Working Conditions Survey Results:

Concerning Beginning Teachers...

58% said they received no release time to observe other teachers

47% had no formal time to meet with their mentor during school hours

31% never met with their mentor to develop lesson plans

53% never observed their mentor teaching

33% never analyzed student work with their mentor

NC Beginning Teacher Support Program Standards

Standard 1: Systemic support for high quality induction programs

Standard 2: Mentor selection, development, and support

Standard 3: Mentoring for instructional excellence

Standard 4: Beginning teacher professional development

Standard 5: Formative assessment of candidates and programs

Mentor Standards:

Standard 1: Mentors support beginning teachers to demonstrate leadership

Standard 2: Mentors support beginning teachers to establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students

Standard 3: Mentors support beginning teachers to know the content they teach

Standard 4: Mentors support beginning teachers to facilitate learning for their students

Standard 5: Mentors support beginning teachers to reflect on their practice