Supporting new teachers for success in the first years! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. In this helpful guide, new teachers will discover key strategies to help build confidence in the classroom and quickly get connected to resources and educators in the field who can stand in the gap to support them. Save time and learn to easily: • Connect with online Communities of Practice • Find and plan 21st Century lessons • Collaborate with a face-to-face or virtual mentor Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “This book gives teachers the resources to lead their students into this global community. The authors represent the growing body of educators who recognize that social media gives power, not problems, to students’ learning.” Angela Maiers, Founder and President Choose2Matter, Inc. and Maiers Education Services, Inc. “This is a stellar exploration of what collaboration and communication can look like in modern education and how it can enhance all aspects of school. . A must read for those wishing to maximize digital tools to increase communication and collaboration with all educational stakeholders.” Adam Bellow, Educational Consultant and Corwin Author, Untangling the Web
Chapter 6: Connecting to a Mentor: Virtual and Collaborative
Connecting to a Mentor: Virtual and Collaborative
Mentoring matters. It matters, because it offers acceptance, guidance, instructional support, hope, and optimism to teachers—particularly to new teachers. The act of mentoring is a part of the fabric of many educational institutions. Yet it’s still a piece that’s missing at our schools for those new to the education profession.
Mentors are an important part of the process of a new teacher’s career. A good mentor can offer just the right kind of insight, support and guidance to set a new teacher on the right path in their practice. A mentor should serve as the “guide on the side” as a new teacher is developing their craft. This guide that comes ...