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Being an Effective Mentor
How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed

Second Edition
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Principalship

April 2008 | 224 pages | Corwin

Strengthen your mentoring skills to significantly impact a new teacher's career!

A skilled mentor can make a major difference in helping novice teachers succeed and thrive during that all-important first year. This updated edition of the best-selling book, Being an Effective Mentor strengthens practicing mentors' skills with updated strategies to help protégés develop confidence and expertise as teachers.

Educator and mentoring expert Kathleen Feeney Jonson identifies the skills and experiences that nurture beginning teachers and provides specific, research-based techniques for mentors, such as demonstration teaching, positive observation and feedback, informal communication, role modeling, and providing direct assistance. Readers will find guidance for using reflections to promote discovery, an action plan for professional development, and month-by-month mentoring activities for building productive mentor/mentee relationships and promoting best teaching practices.

This second edition demonstrates how to help new instructors improve instructional, interpersonal, and coping skills; examines the components of successful mentoring initiatives; and offers new information on:

  • The stages of teacher needs and development
  • Professional growth for long-term teaching success
  • Assessment of student work
  • Working with difficult mentees
  • The role of mentors within teacher induction programs

This straightforward resource helps mentors guide beginning teachers on a rewarding and satisfying path of careerlong development and offers invaluable assistance for administrators who plan to establish a mentoring program or revitalize an existing one.


 
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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