Teacher Induction Program
Experienced teachers serve as
mentors for new teachers
A total of 31 new teachers - 6 permanent and 25 occasional - participated in the Rainbow District School Board's New Teacher
Induction Program in 2011-2012. The teachers gathered at the Howard
Johnson on Brady Street on Monday, August 29, 2011 to begin the first
in a series of professional learning opportunities.
Created to help new teachers make a successful transition into the
profession, the program pairs new teachers with experienced teachers as
mentors throughout the year.
At Rainbow Schools, we believe, the single most important factor in
student success is the quality of
teaching. We are committed to helping new
teachers develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required for
effective teaching and learning in Rainbow Schools.
have a significant role to play in nurturing those who are following in
their footsteps. As mentors, experienced teachers are invaluable
In addition to mentoring, the Teacher Induction Program includes a
series of workshops on topics such as effective planning, classroom
management, and organization. New teachers receive print and electronic resources. They also meet with their mentors throughout the
year, for job shadowing, coaching and planning.