Mentoring and Coaching: A Lifeline for Teachers in a Multicultural Setting
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Mentoring and Coaching: A Lifeline for Teachers in a Multicultural Setting

by Denise M. Gudwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412979587

ISBN-13: 9781412979580

Pub. Date: 12/07/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Help new teachers thrive in culturally and linguistically diverse school settings!

Drawing from their own personal and professional experience, the authors offer practical examples of how mentors can help novice teachers navigate the challenges of teaching in a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) school. Filled with vignettes that capture the real-life

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Help new teachers thrive in culturally and linguistically diverse school settings!

Drawing from their own personal and professional experience, the authors offer practical examples of how mentors can help novice teachers navigate the challenges of teaching in a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) school. Filled with vignettes that capture the real-life experiences of new teachers and their mentors, this book:

  • Illustrates how to develop effective teacher-to-teacher mentoring relationships
  • Raises readers’ awareness of issues that might arise from CLD differences and facilitates more effective communication
  • Offers reproducible resources, agendas, and other sample materials for a variety of contexts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412979580
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/07/2009
Pages:
153
Sales rank:
1,128,720
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword, by Joan T. Wynne
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Teacher-to-Teacher: Making a Difference
Teachers Making a Difference
Enhanced Personal Growth
Mentoring
From the Voice of Magda
From the Voice of Denise
2. The Voice of the Struggling Teacher
Typical Stages of Teacher Development
Struggles
Joys
Managing Tips
3. Teacher Leaders and Their Roles as Mentors
Teachers as Leaders
Mentoring
The Role of the Mentor
What Do the Voices of New Teachers Say About Mentors and Their Roles
What We Now Know
4. Characteristics of Effective Coaching
Components of Effective Coaching
Designs for Effective Peer Coaching
The Art of Coaching
Coaching and Intergenerational and Cultural-Linguistic Differences
5. Communication
Intercultural Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Listening in Intercultural Settings
Intergenerational Differences in Communication
Written Communication
Intercultural Communication and the Standards of the Profession
Appendix 5.1: Project GATE Newsletter
6. Mentoring in a Large Multicultural Urban District: Induction Programs and a Case Study
What Does the Research Say About Retention of Beginning Teachers?
What an Induction Program Should Look Like
A Case Study
Appendix 6.1: Beginning Teacher Questionnaire
Appendix 6.2: Interview Question Guide
Appendix 6.3: Project GATE (Getting Assistance for Teaching Effectively) 2006-2007 School Year
Appendix 6.4: Sample Special Education Mentor Teacher Application
Appendix 6.5: Sample Special Education New- and Early-Career Teacher Application
Appendix 6.6: Project GATE 2006-2007 Yearly Calendar At-a-Glance
7. Professional Development Through Learning Opportunities
Professional Development
Professional Development That Embraces Diversity
Facilitating Adult Learning Opportunities Effectively
Study Groups
Instructional Data Discussions
Professional Learning Communities
Quality
Personal and Professional Growth
8. Lessons Learned
What We Have Learned
What Are the Lessons Learned, and, Just as Important, From Whom Did We Learn Them?
From the Voices of Two Teachers
What Are the Connecting Threads Woven Into the Experiences of Successful Mentoring Relationships and Successful New Teachers?
Glossary of Terms
References
Index

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