Starting Strong: How to Improve Teachers’ Entry into the Profession

This report from the Center for American Progress calls for the expansion of supported entry programs for new teachers. The report examines several types of programs, including extended clinical preparation, residencies, and induction programs, that provide opportunities for new teachers to spend time working alongside experienced peers learning and practicing basic teaching skills that lays the foundation for mastering more complex aspects of their practice. The report also makes the case that mentoring and coaching encourages experienced teachers to reflect on and improve their own practice.

Center for American Progress