The Minnesota Teacher Induction Program (TIP) for Agricultural Educators was started during the 1999-2000 school year. The purpose of TIP is to function as a professional learning community and to positively influence new teachers' development, efficacy, success, and retention.

TIP Goals

  • Facilitate monthly professional development
  • Facilitate communication and programming to address new teacher challenges 
  • Provide psychosocial mentoring
  • Provide teaching and program management resources
  • Provide an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon teaching
  • Influence teacher efficacy
  • Influence job satisfaction and teacher retention