FOR TEACHERS: DID YOU MISS THIS?
Questions New Teachers Should Ask
Onboarding is the process by which new hires get adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their jobs quickly and smoothly. They learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to function effectively within an organization. However, a study conducted by Richard Ingersoll found that teaching is mostly done in isolation from colleagues and supervisors. According to the study, “This isolation can be especially difficult for newcomers, who, upon accepting a position in a school, are frequently left to succeed or fail on their own within the confines of their classrooms — often likened to a ‘lost at sea’ or ‘sink or swim’ experience.”
What can you, as a teacher, do to become more connected to your school? Ask the questions that will allow you to really know your school. [Read more].