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The Mentoring Year
A Step-by-Step Program for Professional Development

Foreword by Rick DuFour



June 2003 | 264 pages | Corwin
The Mentoring Year is rich with experience and new ideas. I endorse it without reservation' - Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Curriculum Designs, Inc., Adjunct Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

`This book contains explicit, step-by-step guidelines to build a programme in the real world of schools. The authors demonstrate great empathy for teachers and administrators who confront the challenges facing public schools. They respect the demands placed upon contemporary educators' - Rick DuFour, Co-author of Professional Learning Communities at Work

`The 'No Child Left Behind' legislation requires strong teacher indoctrination. The Mentoring Year provides a comprehensive mentor programme that gets down into the deep tissue areas. It lays out a grid to link standards to the workplace' - Marie Archibee, Supervisor, Professional Development, Department of Curriculum Instruction and Technology, Nassau BOCES, New York

This resource will enrich teachers, mentors, and mentees, programme coordinators and administrators. Deep and adaptable, this guide can be used as a ready-to-go, turnkey mentoring program me or can be tailored made. To building or district or individual priorities it promotes key characteristics of good mentors; supports the needs of new teachers; generates reflection and collaboration. Along with strategies for these mentoring essentials, this programme adds critical focus on student learning.

Resources and special features:

} Activities, rubrics, tools and templates abound

} Encourages a learning community team building approach

} Includes complete plans and materials for mentor/mentee seminars

} Designed for flexible use either sequentially or around local priorities

} Depth and adaptability for use as pre-service text, new teacher mentoring and extended professional development.

} Tied to student learning

} Mentee/Mentor Checklists

} Administrator Checklists.

 
Acknowledgements
 
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
An Overview
 
Month One: Introducing the Mentoing Partners to the Reflctive Process
 
Month Two: Exploring Our Current Reality
 
Month Three: Analyzing Professional Practice
 
Month Four: Analzing Classroom Environemnt
 
Month Five: Unerstanding Assessment
 
Month Six: Content Standards and Curriculum
 
Month Seven: Instructional Methods
 
Month Eight: Setting Goals
 
Month Nine: Writing the Professional Development Plan
 
Month Ten and Beyond: The Cycle Continues: Sustaining the Momentum
 
Appendix A: Monthly Mentee/Mentor Checklists
 
Appendix B: Monthly Administrator Checklists
 
Appendix C: Monthly Coordinator Checklists

"The Mentoring Year is rich with experience and new ideas.  I endorse it without reservation."

Heidi Hayes Jacobs, President, Curriculum Designs, Inc.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

"This book contains explicit, step-by-step guidelines to build a program in the real world of schools. The authors demonstrate great empathy for teachers and administrators who confront the challenges facing public schools. They respect the demands placed upon contemporary educators."

Rick DuFour
Coauthor, Professional Learning Communities at Work

"The 'No Child Left Behind' legislation requires strong teacher indoctrination. The Mentoring Year provides a comprehensive mentor program that gets down into the deep tissue areas. It lays out a grid to link standards to the workplace."

Marie Archibee, Supervisor, Professional Development
Nassau BOCES, NY

"The authors' organized step-by-step approach in creating an effective mentoring program has provided me the necessary tools to build a strong in-house mentoring program for all my staff."

Joe Novak, Principal
Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, KS

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