Effective induction requires high-quality mentoring and a supportive school environment, tailored to fit new teachers' individual needs.
When it comes to buying clothing, most people avoid the one-size-fits-all poncho and opt for a coat in their size. Although the poncho might perform the basic function of providing a layer of warmth, the human form simply varies too much for any one garment to really fit all.
It's the same with the mentoring programs that new teachers receive in their crucial first years in the classroom. Beginning teachers enter the profession in all shapes and sizes. Consider these two beginning teachers.