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Sustainable Successful Teacher Induction: From Praxis to Practice

Project #194

Michelle Prytula Archibald Courtney Jason Benson Kent Gauthier Laurie Hellsten Christine Makahonuk Bonnie Mihalicz Michael Pesenti Nicole Syrota

Summary:

This study explored the effectiveness of the professional learning community model for teacher induction.
The three major themes found were that the PLC provided a sustained opportunity for learning at various stages of teacher development; the structure and goals of the PLC affected participants’ motivation and ability to learn and to mentor; and the model’s potential and sustainability are directly and integrally related to leadership, both at the school and at the university levels.