Mentoring and Induction 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. Toolkit resources are designed to help state leaders facilitate meaningful conversations with districts about the design and implementation of mentoring and induction programs. Toolkit materials summarize research and best practices, highlight relevant examples, and provide streamlined processes for action planning. 

Learn more about the Mentoring and Induction Toolkit by viewing our introductory webinar, which describes each resource in the toolkit and highlights how GTL Center experts can customize the material for use in your own unique state context.
 

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. 

Toolkit Preview

Explore the following resources to preview a selection of resources from the toolkit.

Overview of the Toolkit Resources

Access to toolkit resources is available upon request. Regional comprehensive center (RCC) and state education agency (SEA) staff may request toolkit materials online. We appreciate interest from other entities but ask that you partner with your RCC or SEA to access the materials.

The toolkit is divided into modules by topic. Each module consists of 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.
 

Module 1: Introduction to the GTL Mentoring and Induction Toolkit

Handouts Team Tools
  • Handout 1—High-Quality Mentoring and Induction Practices (New Teacher Center)
  • Data Dive Tool
  • Root Cause Analysis Workbook
  • Induction Program Inventory
  • Mentoring and Induction in Turnaround Schools Self-Assessment
  • Mentoring and Induction in Turnaround Schools Crosswalk and Reflection

Module 2: Mentor Recruitment, Selection, and Assignment

Handouts Team Tools
  • Handout 1—A New Vision for Mentor Recruitment, Selection, and Assignment
  • Handout 2—Roles and Responsibilities of an Effective Mentor
  • Handout 3—Qualities of an Effective Mentor
  • Mentor Recruitment, Selection, and Assignment Design Workbook
  • Mentor Selection Criteria Tally

Module 3: Mentor Professional Learning, Development, and Assessment

Handouts Team Tools
  • Handout 1—A New Vision for Mentor Professional Learning, Development, and Assessment
  • Mentor Professional Learning, Development, and Assessment Design Workbook

Module 4: Beginning Teacher Professional Learning and Development 

Handouts Team Tools
  • Planning a Scope and Sequence for Beginning Teacher Professional Learning Workbook

Module 5: The Role of the Principal in Mentoring and Induction

Handouts Team Tools
  • Handout 1—Crosswalk of Evidence-Based Leadership Competencies and Turnaround Leadership Practices

  • Handout 2—School, District, and State Actions Supporting Principal Turnaround Leadership

  • Role of the Principal in Mentoring and Induction Workbook

Module 6: Mentoring and Induction for Special Educators (forthcoming)

Module 7: Collecting Evidence of Induction Program Success (forthcoming)