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


May 2003 | 264 pages | Corwin

"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 of 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
Department of Curriculum Instruction and Technology
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

Use this as a rich and ready-to-go turnkey mentoring program or tailor it to building or district priorities!

Promote key characteristics of good mentors; support the needs of new teachers; generate reflection and collaboration. Along with strategies for these mentoring essentials, this program adds critical focus on student learning. Overflowing with rubrics for measuring growth towards best practice, checklists, tools and templates, this program provides every needed element for first-year induction. Further, it provides deep resources to support multi-year professional development and preparation for National Board Certification. Ready-to-go seminars for mentor/mentee communities focus on important themes including assessment, classroom management, instruction, goals, writing a professional development plan, standards, and curriculum. Agendas, timetables, activities, and clear responsibilities for all participants save time and support success. Grounded in The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, this program works in any school, district, or state to build expert teachers and lift the level of professionalism throughout the learning community.

Resources and special features:

  • 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 preservice text, new teacher mentoring, and extended professional development.
  • Mentee/Mentor, Administrator, and Coordinator Checklists

Mentor for success, student achievement and teacher retention with The Mentoring Year!


 
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
Key features
  • Activities, tools, templates and checklists abound
  • Encourages a team building approach
  • Teacher reflection journals around teaching themes
  • Weekly mentor/mentee meetings
  • Monthly cohort support seminars
  • Provides 7 critical norms for colleagial collaboration and how to live them
  • Complete plans for monthly support seminars including themes, materials, timed agendas, forms, activities
  • Designed for flexible use either sequentially or around local prioities in varied schools and districts
  • Includes activities and discussion questions tied directly to student learning

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