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New Teacher Induction: In and Out of Cyberspace

by Barnett Berry & Ann Byrd - 2012

This chapter points to a new era of teaching and employs current research surrounding new teacher induction and mentoring programs to underline the need for an innovative model of support for novice teachers. Berry and Byrd draw on their experiences building virtual communities of teachers and a virtual mentoring pilot program to examine the prospects for increasing consistency in the effectiveness of new teacher support through online networks.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 111. No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 114 Number 14, 2012, p. 365-386
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18373, Date Accessed: 5/27/2022 6:17:36 PM

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  • Barnett Berry
    Center for Teaching Quality
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    BARNETT BERRY is the founder and president of the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ), Inc., based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His research focuses on improving student learning by advancing teaching as a 21st-century, results-oriented profession. His recent publications include Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools . . . Now and in the Future (2011, Teachers College Press), “Teacherpreneurs: A More Powerful Vision for the Teaching Profession” (2011, Phi Delta Kappan), and Good Schools and Teachers for All Students: Dispensing Myths, Facing Evidence, and Pursuing the Right Strategies in Kevin Welner and Prudence Carter (Eds.), Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give All Children an Even Chance (2011, New Press).
  • Ann Byrd
    Center for Teaching Quality
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    ANN BYRD is the chief operating officer at the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ), Inc., based in Carrboro, North Carolina, and a National Board Certified Teacher. With 13 years of classroom experience and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction, her work has focused on implementing statewide induction and mentoring systems that provide support for beginning teachers both virtually and face-to-face, as well as elevating the teaching profession by addressing issues of recruitment, retention, and advancement. Her recent publications include Teacher and Teaching Effectiveness: A Bold View From National Board Certified Teachers in North Carolina (2010, Center for Teaching Quality), “Lessons from Networking” (2007, Educational Leadership), and “The Revised Taxonomy and Prospective Teachers” (2002, Theory Into Practice).
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