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Being an Effective Mentor : How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed - Kathleen Feeney Jonson

Being an Effective Mentor

How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed

By: Kathleen Feeney Jonson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9781412940627
Number Of Pages: 224

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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 proteges 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.

"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

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Setting the Stage for the Teacher-Mentor
Passing the Torch
Set up for Success
Remembering the First Days
Beyond Survival
Moving Toward Professionalism
Effective Strategies for the Good Mentor
Working as a Partner With the Adult Learner
Stages in Teacher Development
Practical Strategies for Assisting New Teachers
Overcoming Obstacles and Reaping the Rewards
Putting It All Together
Month-by-Month Mentoring Activities
Year-at-a-Glance Checklist
First-Day Checklist
Mentor-Mentee Action Plans
Supervisory Beliefs Inventory
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781412940627
ISBN-10: 1412940621
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised