Initiative Description: Implement induction program for novice teachers: promoted stress awareness, helped teachers develop a personal stress improvement plan, and taught stress reducing techniques (imagery, relaxation techniques, vigorous physical exercise, listening to music, and talking with friends).
Study Results: Teachers reported that they would have dropped out of teaching after the second month if they had not attended the induction seminars.
Reference: Gold, Y. (1989). Reducing stress and burnout through induction programs. Action in Teacher Education, 11(3), 66.
Level of Evidence: Fair