This latest edition draws upon research to illustrate essential mentoring behaviors. Provides new tools such as classroom observation methods, teacher mentor standards, and learning styles assessment.



Rasheed had always wanted to teach, and now he had landed his first teaching job. In spite of his excellent student teaching experience, he found himself overwhelmed by the activities and responsibilities of the first few weeks. The formal orientation to the school and bus tour of the town helped a little, but for the most part, he felt that he was operating in the classroom without sufficient information and with little support.

He had been assigned Tanya as a “mentor.” Tanya was an experienced teacher who, Rasheed was told, would help him through the first few months. Rasheed met Tanya briefly during orientation. “Don't worry, you'll do just fine,” she told him. “We'll set up a schedule of meetings to discuss how I can ...

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