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How do you go about on-boarding/inducting new staff when they come mid-year? What do you think are the most critical topics when getting new staff members who have missed the weeks of PD that preceded the start of school?

Nov 10, 2014 8:55am

We are having some teachers who have decided to leave and I want their replacements to feel as prepared as possible going in. The teachers they are replacing are leaving due to personal decisions (staying home with a new baby and deciding to pursue work in a different field). Because the teachers are leaving the same grade level, it makes it a challenge for that team of teachers, but also for their students who have to acclimate themselves to a new teacher who has different expectations.

  • English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies
  • K-4
  • Class Culture / Coaching


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    • Nov 11, 2014 7:09am

      Thanks Jasmine! I'm actually advocating for what you described: meeting with me to talk about expectations, norms. I MUST remember to check in with them the first month to problem solve. That is a huge piece that might be missing for someone coming in later in the year.