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Onboarding Teachers

A Playbook for Getting New Staff Up to Speed

Want to welcome new teaching staff and heighten the impact of meetings, coaching, and communication all year? Use these eight timely modules and online resources.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071913468
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 256
  • Publication date: June 22, 2023

Price: $39.95



It’s all about the right support, at the right time, in the right amount

New teaching staff, whether novice or veteran, are a central part of a successful school year. So why is it that they are often greeted at the door of our school community with the autopilot vibe of a ticket taker at the movies? Onboarding Teachers changes the rules of engagement, offering activities and practical strategies that focus leaders and coaches on critical aspects of success for that make-or-break first year.

Built on high-impact instructional and coaching practices and ready for you to roll out in four eight-week cycles, everything you need is here:

  • Timely content aligned to needs as they come up throughout the year including the physical environment, engagement, and classroom management
  • Checklists and self assessments to gauge readiness
  • Sample emails and communication tips for various audiences
  • Coaching scenarios to apply and reflect on strategies
  • Links to access additional resources on-line

Half of all new teachers leave the profession within five years. We can reduce that attrition by integrating new members in a way that deepens connection and practice. With Onboarding Teachers, the wish for new teachers to find their stride becomes a plan.



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Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She is a member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Her published titles include Visible Learning in Literacy, This Is Balanced Literacy, Removing Labels, and Rebound. Nancy is a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator in California and learns from teachers and students every day.
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Michelle Shin

Michelle Shin, Ed.D., is an educational consultant and brings over 15 years of experience and research to this role. She served as classroom teacher in mathematics and a site administrator in San Diego, California. She attended the University of California, San Diego, and received her Bachelor’s in Mathematics/Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education. She also went to San Diego State University, where she wrote her dissertation, “Trust: An Essential Focus for Effective Leadership,” and earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in PreK to 12.
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Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is professor and chair of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, Doug was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit and an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE. He has published numerous articles on teaching and learning as well as books such as The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+, Visible Learning for Literacy, Comprehension: The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading, How Tutoring Works, and How Learning Works. Doug loves being an educator and hopes to share that passion with others.

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Enrico Biscocho

Enrico Biscocho is coordinator for new teachers in Long Beach Unified School District in the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development. As a lifelong learner, he always takes advantage of learning and growing in his profession. His passion for education was born from the many professional development opportunities he was provided. His 31 years in education have included teaching elementary, middle and high school, adult education, and one year in the UK with Fulbright. He received his masters degree from San Diego State in Educational Leadership.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Building a New Generation of Educators

Cycle 1. Planning for Your First Day of School

Cycle 2. Starting Out Strong

Cycle 3. How Are We Building Students’ Perceptions of Excellence?

Cycle 4. Are We Teaching With Clarity?

Cycle 5. How Are We Using Evidence-Based Instruction to Foster Student Ownership of Their Learning?

Cycle 6. How Do We Teach Responsively?

Cycle 7. How Will Students Know They Are Successful?

Cycle 8. Closing the Year and Moving Forward



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