The Foundational Resources identify important areas of a mentoring/induction program that emphasize program design, implementation, and evaluation. 

Within these foundational standards, a part of the program design focuses on 

  • vision, goals and commitment of all stakeholders.
  • strong leadership from the program leader to the district administrator is essential for an effective program. 

Overview of Foundational Resources 




Vision and Goals




Mentoring and Induction ToolKit 2.0: Module 

These resources from the American Institutes for Research provide handouts and tools to establish a theory of change, vision, goals, and metrics of success.







High Quality Mentoring and Coaching Practices 

A resource for education leaders seeking to create and/or improve programs with practices that support teacher retention, teacher development, and improved student learning.

Program Vision Document 

A sample program vision document that includes all stakeholders in a mentoring and induction program.

Support from the Start

A 50-state review of policies on new teacher induction and mentoring.

Program Impact Plan

Practice Brief from New Teacher Center outlining ideas to evaluate a mentoring and induction program.

An American School Board Journal article that outlines reasons for school boards to support a mentoring and induction program. 



Teacher Working Conditions 

TELL Resource Library 

A survey and research articles that address working conditions for teachers.

North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey

NC Implementation of the TELL survey and additional resources about working conditions for teachers.


School Leader Engagement

The Principal's Role in New Teacher Induction

An article from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASDC) that provides an overview of the role of a school leader.

Role of Principal in Mentoring and Induction Workbook

Reflection, Team discussion and Team planning

Role of the Principal in Beginning Teacher Induction

A practice brief from the New Teacher Center that provides key elements of the role of the school leader.

Mentoring and Induction Toolkit 2.0: Module 7

These resources from the American Institutes for Research provide handouts and tools to establish a theory of change, vision, goals, and metrics of success.

Leadership Guide for Teacher Induction

This guide details what the instructional leader can do to lead and support the efforts of the mentor and beginning teacher to implement induction.

A Guide to Coaching and Mentoring for School Improvement

A guide developed in Australia to use coaching and mentoring for school improvement as part of a school improvement strategy.

Mentoring and Induction Program Survey 

A simple evaluation tool for a mentoring and induction program. 

Program Leader Communication

Georgia Department of Education: Teacher and Leader Induction Guidance

The Georgia Department of Education has compiled a set of resources for mentoring/induction program leaders.

District Template for Mentoring and Induction

From the Iowa Mentoring and Induction program, a template used to identify a program leader's ability to implement an induction program

Illinois Mentoring: Program Leaders 

Three online modules introduce participants to the requirements and best practice for program design of teacher induction and mentoring.

Induction Program Leader Expectation

New Teacher Center documents used by SD #5 to outline the roles of a program leader.

District Mentoring and Induction Program Profile

Key elements of a mentoring program and components that should be included

Building a Framework: Induction and Mentoring Programs that Work

Program leaders need to carefully plan an induction program that includes a strong mentoring component and engage other stakeholders toward that vision.

Meet The Promise of Content Standards: the Role of Comprehensive Induction

Strategies and suggestions on how a focus on standard can be used as a foundational component of a mentoring/induction program.