Mentoring & Induction Toolkit 2.0

About the Toolkit

The GTL Center’s Mentoring and Induction Toolkit is a ready-to-use resource for states working closely with districts to build strong mentoring and induction programs. The purpose of the GTL Center’s Mentoring and Induction Toolkit is to give regional comprehensive centers (RCCs) and state education agencies (SEAs) tools, resources, and support to facilitate meaningful conversations with local education agencies (LEAs) about the design and implementation of effective, high-quality mentoring and induction programs. Toolkit materials summarize research and best practices, highlight relevant examples, and provide streamlined processes for action planning.


The toolkit is divided into modules by topic (see Navigation at right).

Each module includes:

  • an anchor presentation that summarizes research and best practices
  • handouts that provide supplemental information, and
  • team tools to facilitate discussion.

See our Toolkit Quick Guide for a list of team tools and their descriptions.

Support for Customizing the Toolkit

Request technical assistance support to receive a one-on-one consultation with GTL Center experts to learn more about how your state can create strong supports for new teachers through comprehensive mentoring and induction. After completing the technical assistance request form, GTL staff will reach out to help your team identify and customize the right resources from the toolkit to achieve your state’s mentoring and induction priorities.

Introduction to the Toolkit
Mentor Recruitment, Selection & Assignment
Mentor Professional Learning, Development & Assessment
Beginning Teacher Professional Learning & Development
The Principal's Role in Mentoring & Induction
M&I Supports for Educators of Students with Disabilities
Collecting Evidence of Program Success
Collecting Evidence of Program Success