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Being an Effective Mentor
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Being an Effective Mentor
How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed

Second Edition
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Mentoring | Teacher Induction

June 2008 | 224 pages | Corwin
Experienced teachers and administrators know how important it is to give beginning teachers the support and advice they need. This incredibly straightforward and useful guide will help mentor teachers to develop effective mentoring strategies, including how to provide direct assistance, demonstration teaching, observation and feedback, informal contact, and role modelling.

You'll also find monthly listings of activities designed to promote interaction between mentors and protégés that correspond to activities and events occurring in a typical school year. Five additional resources, including a first-day checklist, provide valuable information and tools to help you mentor the beginning teacher.

Headteachers, staff developers, university supervisors, beginning and experienced teachers will all find this book a useful tool to understanding the complex yet invaluable process of guidance, assistance, and support needed to help beginning teachers succeed.

 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I. Setting the Stage for the Teacher-Mentor
 
1. Passing the Torch
 
2. Set up for Success
 
3. Remembering the First Days
 
4. Beyond Survival
 
5. Moving Toward Professionalism
 
Part II. Effective Strategies for the Good Mentor
 
6. Working as a Partner With the Adult Learner
 
7. Stages in Teacher Development
 
8. Practical Strategies for Assisting New Teachers
 
9. Overcoming Obstacles and Reaping the Rewards
 
Part III. Putting It All Together
 
Month-by-Month Mentoring Activities
 
Year-at-a-Glance Checklist
 
Appendix A: First-Day Checklist
 
Appendix B: Mentor-Mentee Action Plans
 
Appendix C: Supervisory Beliefs Inventory
 
References
 
Index

"From establishing a new career path as a mentor to revitalizing an existing one, this book covers many basics and is a fine survey for any college-level education collection."

The Bookwatch, July 2008
Midwest Book Review

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