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Teacher Induction, Mentoring and Renewal: Supporting Instructionally Intelligent Teaching

Presenter:  Barrie Bennett

“Ideally, what we’re trying to do here is to make sure we become consciously skilled.” Areas of consideration include: Systems and Systemic Change; Instructional Intelligence; Instruction; Thinking; and Evolving.
Key Ideas/Findings:
  • systems and systemic change; instructional intelligence; instruction; thinking; evolving
  • instructional intelligence integrates 6 components: provincial curriculum, assessment, instruction, guided by how kids learn, change, systemic change
  • instruction example integrates Johnson’s 5 Basic Elements of Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Learning Structures, Graphic Organizers, Bloom’s Taxonomy and Taba’s Concept Formation
  • also addresses brain theory, multiple intelligences, De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats & Questioning, Taba’s Inductive Thinking Strategy


  1. Bennett, B. (2006, November). Teacher Induction, Mentoring and Renewal:
           Supporting Instructionally Intelligent Teaching. [PowerPoint slides] 
  2. Bennett, B. (2006, November 3). Teacher Induction, Mentoring and Renewal:
           Supporting Instructionally Intelligent Teaching
    . Video retrieved from
  3. www.beyondmonet.ca (external website) 
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