"This is the best book on how to ask for help and search out opportunities if you want to be an effective teacher."
Harry K. Wong, Author
The First Days of School: How to Be An Effective Teacher
Take responsibility for your own learning by learning from others.
As a new teacher, you need help! The inspiration and encouragement which mentorship provides is crucial during the first (and toughest) months of teaching. This book gives you all you need to fully recognize and utilize the valuable rewards uncovered throughout the mentoring process.
Thought-provoking and action-generating discussions reveal how to become a proactive protégé, making this book a wonderful resource in the preparation of prospective teachers. A step-by-step approach illustrates the unique perspective of receiving mentorship, and how to make the most of it. Topics discussed include:
- Building trust and clarifying communication
- Identifying who does what
- Learning from watching
- Deciding where to focus your efforts
- Planning your professional growth
Before you can profit from experience, you must acquire it. This book reveals the unique skills necessary to interpret and put to use the guidance, wisdom, instruction, and assistance of a mentor and become a self-empowered, proactive protégé.