Induction & Mentoring at PhysTEC Sites
Ball State University
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Florida International University
Seattle Pacific University
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Western Michigan University
Invite your preservice and beginning teachers to professional association meetings and other events where they can meet experienced teachers. Participation in organizations such as the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and AAPT connects beginning teachers with a vast network of colleagues and a wealth of opportunities for professional growth.
Sponsor student chapters of NSTA or other teacher support organizations. Student organizations help pre-service and beginning teachers begin to form networks and share resources.
If your institution or a nearby school offers a masters’ program that emphasizes induction and mentoring, encourage your graduates to consider it. In Colorado faculty’s words, “PhysTEC Teachers are trying to use best-practices in their schools but are struggling a bit with classroom management issues and with some issues in general technique. PhysTEC Teachers are being encouraged to enter the Partners in Education (PIE) induction and mentoring masters degree program.”