Lackland ISD Redesigns the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program

Lackland ISD Redesigns the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program
Posted on 08/29/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Lackland ISD Redesigns the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program        The word mentor is defined as an experienced and trusted adviser. This may be an oversimplification as they are often so much more…a helping hand, a kind ear, a beacon of light, a buoy in uncharted waters. This powerful personal relationship can be a critical career development tool that helps to increase employee satisfaction, develop and promote leadership and improve instruction. It is for these reasons, and many others, that Lackland ISD believes wholeheartedly in providing all new teachers with an experienced mentor.           This year’s teacher and staff induction involved an opportunity to engage with teacher leaders, mentors, and administrators to build relationships, define expectations, and share in best practice instructional strategies to optimize student social and academic growth.  We welcomed eleven new teachers to our team and are thrilled with the innovative ideas they have to share with our students.  A very important component, recognizing and honoring the important role of student voice, was provided through monologues written by three Lackland ISD students.  These students shared the tremendous impact we have on their lives and how we can make sure each interaction truly prepares them for success.