Induction Toolkit for New Teachers Resources

Thank you for making the induction process a priority for your new special education teachers, and welcome to the home page for your Induction Toolkit! Here, you will find all of the components for a ready-to-use induction program for your new team. This toolkit provides a variety of supports for school administrators, mentors, and coaches which will guide you through the process of creating a culture that helps special education teachers transition to their new roles and thrive in the classroom―and beyond.

The resources can be used in many ways for individual or group professional development, coaching, and/or continuing education throughout the school year. Below is a general recommended “roll out” of the resources provided in this toolkit and links to access each. This step-by-step plan can be customized to fit the needs of your team, your timelines and unique training goals. If you are seeking a more detailed or robust training program utilizing these resources, check out Your Administrator’s Key to CEC’s Induction Toolkit for New Special Education Teachers for ongoing support for your team.

Resources for you

Read first: Your implementation and resource guide

Your Key to CEC’s Induction Toolkit for New Special Education Teachers
Developed exclusively for the Induction Toolkit, this step-by-step implementation guide from “The Survival Guide” authors Clara Hauth and Catherine Creighton Martin will help you utilize the resources from this kit to best welcome your new teachers, support them throughout the year, and bring them back next year.

This guide includes a sample induction training schedule that you can use to develop your onboarding program. This training model can be used as is, or customized for your team and timeframes. Plus, we’ve got a list of additional suggested resources for you and your team to use as you head into a great school year.

Download the guide.
Read next: The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers

Since its first publication, “The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers” has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and individual professional development.

You’ll receive a paper copy of “The Survival Guide” for you, sent to the address associated with your order. Five of your new teachers will also receive an eBook copy of “The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers” from CEC’s eBookstore. Check your welcome email for the code they can use at check-out.

Watch next: Administrators: Helping New Special Education Teachers Thrive Webinar

When it comes to supporting and retaining new staff, administrators have the power to create collaborative professional environments that will help special educators thrive in the field. In this webinar, you’ll be guided through the process of creating a culture that helps special education teacher’s transition to their new roles and thrive in the classroom ― and beyond.

Watch the webinar.

Download a list of the resources mentioned in the webinar and the captioning transcript.

Resources for your teachers

When you’re ready to share the induction toolkit resources with your new teachers:

Read first: The Survival Guide

Since its first publication, “The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers” has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and individual professional development.

Five of your new teachers will receive an eBook copy of “The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers” from CEC’s eBookstore. Check your welcome email for the code they can use at check-out.

Watch next: Thriving as a New Special Education Teacher webinar

Having support and resources helps special education teachers to not only survive, but thrive during their first years in the classroom. This webinar will share effective strategies new teachers like you need to enhance student learning, collaborate with colleagues, and assess student progress. You’ll identify instructional strategies and assessment methodology, gain advice and tips for running an organized classroom, and learn how to prepare students for high-stakes testing.

Watch the webinar.

Download the resources mentioned in the webinar and the captioning transcript.

Read next: TEACHING Exceptional Children's induction issue

Tips and Tools for New Special Educators: TEACHING Exceptional Children, vol. 49.4
In this special issue of TEACHING Exceptional Children, our guest editors have compiled articles on the topics you need from some of the biggest names in education. Topics include behavior management, co-teaching, reading interventions, and so much more.

Download the TEC issue.
Listen whenever: You've Got This podcasts

Designed for new teachers, You’ve Got This has the information and strategies new teachers—and their students—need to succeed. Listen to these podcasts at any time during the induction process. Want more information on how you can use the podcasts? Check out the sample training schedule in your administrator’s implementation guide.

  • Surviving Your First Year as a Teacher
    In this episode, we talk with Catherine Creighton Martin and Clara Hauth, authors of “The Survival Guide.” You’ve got the right stuff to be a special educator, but Catherine and Clara want to give you a helping hand.
  • Co-Teaching in the Real World
    Co-teaching expert Marilyn Friend is here to talk about some of the biggest challenges facing new co-teachers—and how you can solve them.
  • How to Approach IEPs Without Losing Your Mind
    In this episode, you’ll hear what you need to prepare for your first IEP meetings from legal expert Julie Weatherly.
Listen to all the “You’ve Got This” episodes.

We can’t wait for you to have a great school year!

 

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