Standard 4.4: Administrator communications
Communication is the key when it comes to any successful program. A danger of having more than one person in charge is that the dissemination of information by more than one individual can cause confusion. No matter who is in charge, the first thing that must be communicated is the information about the induction/mentoring program’s goals, design, and implementation. Ideally all stakeholders should hear the same thing at the same time.
This can be done in a variety of ways including the following:
- Face-to-face, either individually or in a group. (Face-to-face is often the best way to reduce misunderstandings.)
- Website, Moodle, or Ning site
Site administrators and program administrators need to consult frequently to ensure the highest level of implementation of the program. This communication will help ensure that the responsibilities and expectations are being relayed to all mentors and beginning teachers.