Being an Effective Mentor: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed

Being an Effective Mentor: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed

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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.

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