Northern State University Teacher Induction: Reflections And Assessments On First-Year Teaching Experiences

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Craig D. Kono


Induction, first-year teacher, Northern State University, new teacher, assessment, performance


The purpose of this paper is to report on the elementary and secondary school experiences of first year classroom teachers who participated in the Northern State University Teacher Induction Program during the 2007-2008 school year. Most of the participants were primarily employed as classroom teachers in large and small schools across South Dakota, with three first-year teachers located out of South Dakota. The NSU Teacher Induction Program is a follow-up support program for new teachers graduating from Northern State University and entering their first year of teaching. The Teacher Induction Program collects data reflecting the first-year experiences of new teachers, and documents trends and issues to be addressed by NSU faculty.


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