Get started on the right mentoring model to establish a program that will affect hiring, orientation, teacher effectiveness, and staff morale for the better!
This field-tested guide provides everything you need to effectively support and mentor your special education teachers, increase their job satisfaction, and keep your retention rates high!
New Teacher Mentoring shows how teacher mentoring programs are capable of meeting higher achievement goals in schools. This book is the answer for urban schools with underqualified teachers struggling to handle diverse student bodies.
What are the best approaches for developing effective teacher mentors? In their work across the country, Kathy Dunne and Susan Villani have combined the nonjudgmental approach of collaborative coaching with a focus on student learning to heighten teacher effectiveness. The result is a stunningly effective model that benefits mentors and teachers alike — all in the service of students. For education leaders who oversee mentor programs and those who provide professional development for mentors, this book looks at mentoring from the context of the research on effective mentoring and provides extensive guidance on how mentors can understand the needs of new teachers, build strong relationships with them, and coach them through an ongoing process of improving their teaching practice. Step-by-step professional development activities spell out the details in the companion facilitation and training guide.
The expanded second edition--packed with insights, anecdotes, and updated research--provides mentors with a road map for helping new teachers become confident, reflective educators. The collaborative model outlined in the book is for the mentor and the novice alike. The authors have incorporated the latest findings on all aspects of mentoring--from preparing to be a mentoring guide or coach to school culture and parent outreach. Mentoring Beginning Teachers, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and tested plan for helping mentors guide new teachers in moving beyond the basics of plan/teach/evaluate to a higher level of joint assessment and inquiry.
This updated edition presents 18 successful real-world programs, 5 factors for developing a comprehensive mentoring initiative, and new material for mentoring special education, math, and science teachers.
In this webinar, Ellen Moir, CEO and founder of the New Teacher Center, shared research that shows evidence of the effectiveness of the NTC induction model in raising student achievement and its potential for reducing teacher attrition (Moir, 2009). This Q&A addressed the questions participants had for Ellen Moir following the webinar. The webinar recording and PowerPoint presentation are also available through hyperlinks in the document.
In response to a growing interest in mentoring and new teacher induction, the authors offer a unique view of developing quality mentors. Drawing on empirical research, practitioner action inquiry, and field-tested practices from induction programs, they explore effective mentoring in diverse educational contexts. With richly contextualized and thoughtfully analyzed excerpts from actual mentoring conversations and powerful examples of practice, the volume offers educators, researchers, and policymakers a reform-minded vision of the future of mentoring. Challenging conventional wisdom, this essential resource: Argues that mentors are not born, but developed through conscious, deliberate, ongoing learning; Provides a needed link between research and practice in the field of new teacher mentoring, to define a knowledge base for effective mentoring; Documents induction and mentoring practices that focus new teachers on individual learners, equity-oriented curriculum and pedagogy, and the educator's role in reforming school culture; Highlights problems and complexities of enacting mentor knowledge and learning in diverse contexts.
A guide to supporting new teachers discusses mentoring programs, strategies for improving new teachers' teaching skills, and case studies of successful programs.
The editors and authors set out to chart some of the changes taking place in pre-service teacher education and training. They examine the transformation in the supervision of students when they go into schools for teaching practice from a university base to a school base. The process is under scrutiny in Australia and the United States, whilst in England and Wales teachers are now asked to be real partners with their colleagues in the higher education institutions. This book explores what it is teachers are being asked to do in their roles as supervisors/mentors. The book is essentially practical in its approach using verbatim statements from student teachers and mentor teachers about the supervision/mentoring process. Four case studies by teachers and teacher educators give details of school/university partnerships which can be used as models for those in the initial stages of planning school-based programmes of teacher education.
This resource demonstrates how to build effective, active teacher mentoring programs—from helping new teachers implement active classroom principles to creating a schoolwide climate for mentoring.
This practical guide covers the challenges faced by beginning music teachers, district and state-sponsored mentoring and induction programs, alternative certification, and ideas for ongoing professional development. Based on the latest research, this book includes first-person accounts written by beginning music teachers and a state-by-state list of mentoring policies and programs.
First published in 1996 this book brings together the work of teams in six universities involved in school-based partnerships for teacher education. Professionals from Oxford University, the Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele, Sussex, Swansea and Leicester University come together to explore the distinctive work of school-based teacher educators, discussing the role of the teacher mentor in both primary and secondary schools. Topics covered include: mentoring in the primary school, issues in the managing of mentoring, working with new teachers, and mentoring and continuing professional development. All involved in school-based teacher education – whether as mentors, teacher trainers in higher education, school senior management, advisers, or inspectors – should find the range of experience presented here invaluable in their own work.
Be the best mentor you can be with these state-of-the-art strategies! How can you relate all of your teaching experience to a new teacher? Working from decades of experience, the authors of this guide offer sensible strategies to help mentors help new teachers. The authors synthesize theory and practice to show mentors how to: Increase new-teacher support, success, and retention Guide teachers in their relationships and classroom strategies Improve their own mentoring approach Avoid common mentoring pitfalls
This book guides new teachers through difficult situations towards viable solutions. Great care has been taken to relate real life stories from classroom and school situations. New teachers and mentors alike will have ample opportunity to read compelling stories and decide on the best ways to resolve these every day challenges of school life.
Features over 60 step-by-step procedures, checklists, and planning guides for supervisors, mentors, and all those engaged in in-service teacher training. NEW to this edition - updated coverage of standards - assessment - analyzing student work - cognitive coaching - and more...
Updated: The 2nd edition of this bestselling title features brand new strategies plus illustrations! Make sure your new teachers are ready for the realities of the classroom. Be confident that their mentors are focused and effective. Organized so new teachers can read it by themselves, this book can also be studied collaboratively with veteran teachers who have been selected to mentor them. Addressing the questions and struggles of all new teachers - with simple solutions - this book:Generates instant impact on teacher effectiveness Promotes communication between new teachers and their mentors Offers strategies for any teacher looking to become more effective
This indispensable handbook focuses on new teachers' needs while emphasizing high-quality teaching through the use of standards-based teaching, teacher assessments, and reflective practice.