The Active Mentor: Practical Strategies for Supporting New Teachers

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Overview

Connect with new teachers and help them thrive in the active classroom!

This resource demonstrates how to build active teacher mentoring programs that foster teacher retention and increase the effectiveness of new teachers. Stressing the importance of training new teachers to employ active classroom principles that ensure student engagement and achievement, the author provides strategies, anecdotes, and reflection questions that:

  • Discuss the role of professional development in promoting teacher effectiveness
  • Emphasize the importance of creating a schoolwide climate for mentoring
  • Illustrate the critical role of mentors in providing teacher support
  • Demonstrate the importance of building relationships with new teachers

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Editorial Reviews

From the Foreword by Kay Burke
"Ron Nash weaves storytelling and realistic dialogue to set the stage for what mentors should model for new teachers to help them gain the confidence they need. This should be required reading for all administrators, mentors, coaches, teachers, and professional developers."
Kathy Tritz-Rhodes
"This book is for any school developing its own mentoring program or looking to improve an existing one. The program shows everyone how to take responsibility for helping newly hired educators develop into practitioners who continuouslyreflect on and improve their teaching skills."
Esther Jackson
"Ron Nash delivers clear compass points to follow for all those committed to successful new teacher induction programming."
Kay Burke
"Ron Nash weaves storytelling and realistic dialogue to set the stage for what mentors should model for new teachers to help them gain the confidence they need. This should be required reading for all administrators, mentors, coaches, teachers, and professional developers. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412980500
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/12/2010
  • Pages: 126
  • Sales rank: 1,364,706
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Consulting Description

Ron Nash is the author of the Corwin bestseller The Active Classroom (2008), along with The Active Teacher (2009), and The Active Mentor (2010). Nash’s professional career in education has included teaching social studies at the middle and high school levels. He also served as an instructional coordinator and organizational development specialist for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools for 13 years. In that capacity, Nash conducted workshops and seminars for thousands of teachers, administrators, substitute teachers, and teacher assistants. In 2007, he founded Ron Nash and Associates, Inc., a company dedicated to helping teachers shift students from passive observers to active participants.

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“I was blown away at the conference and can't wait for the new school year to start so I can try all of the new ideas I received!”
—Audra Bounds, Teacher
Frederick County, VA

“This was the best workshop I have EVER attended!”
—Dawn Carter, Teacher
Augusta County, VA

"After teaching for 16 years, I was looking for inspiration and I found it. I'm excited to incorporate the innovative strategies Ron shared with me. The best part is the strategies are completely practical and doable. "
—Joanne Jimney, Teacher
Chesapeake, VA

“Your three-hour presentation was fabulous! When teachers give a standing ovation, this is the kind of program that will impact their daily teaching repertoire. Yours is an in-service that impacts how teachers engage students.”
—Patsy Slaughter, Elementary Principal
Virginia Beach

"This day reminded me why I became and love being a teacher. "
—Juli Weatherby, Teacher
Chesapeake, VA

“Attending Ron Nash’s workshop changed my whole style of teaching. The tools I gained have rekindled my love for teaching and my students’ love of learning.”
—Amber O’Malley, Second-Grade Teacher
Austin, TX

“As one of my colleagues stated about your professional development offering to us, “Now THAT’S what I’m talking about!”
— Linda Emerick, High School English Teacher
Wilmington, DE

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Kay Burke
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Prologue
Introduction
1. The Need for Heroes
2. The Need for Speed
3. Clarity and Substance
4. Ramping Up Relationships
5. A Place for Everything
6. Everything in Its Place
7. When Good Gets Better
8. Perspiration and Inspiration
Epilogue
Appendix: Support From an Extended Family
References
Index

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