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Spotlight: New Teacher Induction book

New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers
By Annette Breaux and Harry K. Wong

New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers, a major book destined to be the most significant book for educators this year, has just been released.

Written by Annette Breaux, director of the very successful Lafourche Parish New Teacher Induction Program, and Harry K. Wong, it offers advice and techniques on how to structure a new teacher induction program. It is

  • packed with solutions from real induction programs, with their plans and activities mapped, step-by-step for easy replication.
  • filled with contacts for over 30 induction programs.

New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers, is a "how to" book that leaves no teacher behind. Some highlights of what the book covers:

  • Specific details about how any district can successfully train, support, and retain new teachers.
  • A district that lost only one teacher last year and is the adopted model for the entire state shares how to achieve similar results.
  • Districts lose $50,000 every time a new teacher leaves the system. Read about a district whose entire induction program costs $50,000.
  • Learn from the school district that has a four-year induction program and prepares its teachers to apply for national board certification.
  • A district cut its attrition rate from 53 percent to 15 percent in one year; it now hovers around 7 percent. Its program is explained in detail.
  • A non-profit organization recruits and provides rigorous hands-on training for exceptionally talented people to become urban school principals. Learn the structure of the program.
  • A Las Vegas principal who has not lost a teacher in seven years reveals her methods.
  • Learn about the $3 billion available through the No Child Left Behind Act for training and for retaining new teachers and principals.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Case for Induction
Chapter 2: There Is Only One Way to Improve Student Learning
Chapter 3: How to Structure an Induction Program
Chapter 4: Mentoring the New Teacher
Chapter 5: Exemplary Induction Programs
Chapter 6: More Induction Programs
Chapter 7: Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 8: An Investment in Our Future

Read sample chapters at

Ordering information:

Call the publisher Tel: 650-965-7896
Fax your purchase order Fax: 650-965-7890
Order on the website

Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc.
943 North Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043

1 copy $32.95
2-5 copies $25.95 each
6 or more copies $22.95 each

Shipping is $4.75 for the first book, $1.25 for each additional book.
{CA residents add 7.25% sales tax}

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