It is the desire of the Asheboro City Schools community to provide novice teachers with the assistance needed to ensure their success in teaching. In an effort to do this, Asheboro City Schools has implemented a Beginning Teacher Support Program for new teachers.
A Beginning Teacher Coordinator is available to assist a new teacher in several capacities. All first-year teachers are provided a three-day orientation in August. During the orientation, professional development is conducted in areas such as classroom management, time management and curriculum and instruction. The Beginning Teacher Coordinator works directly with the Executive Director for Human Resources to provide district level support for novice teachers.
Beginning teachers meet monthly with the Beginning Teacher Coordinator for professional development. The Beginning Teacher Coordinator also informally observes and visits new teachers on a regular basis. However, the most important assistance that is provided to beginning teachers comes from mentors serving each beginning teacher.
The major goal of the Asheboro City Schools' mentoring program is to provide trained mentors who carry out the following tasks:
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Beginning Teacher Support Resources
Facilitate the adjustment and success of novice teachers
Support and encourage novice teachers
Act as positive role models for new teachers
Share with novice teachers the objectives, culture, and expectations of the school and school system
Promote professional growth, self-confidence and success on the part of the novice teacher
Assist the novice teacher in developing decision-making skills
Assist the novice teacher in lesson planning, classroom management, discipline, time management, teaching strategies, motivation and other areas
Asheboro City Schools Beginning Teacher Support Plan
TeachersNet Gazette (Harry Wong)