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Mentoring New Special Education Teachers: A Guide for Mentors and Program Developers / Edition 1
     

Mentoring New Special Education Teachers: A Guide for Mentors and Program Developers / Edition 1

by Mary Lou Duffy, James W. Forgan
 

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ISBN-10: 0761931341

ISBN-13: 9780761931348

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

How do you avoid the high cost of turnover and retain high-quality special education teachers in such a demanding field?

Special education teachers are leaving the field at twice the rate of general education teachers. Why? Mentoring New Special Education Teachers will help administrators and other educators develop and sustain effective mentoring programs

Overview

How do you avoid the high cost of turnover and retain high-quality special education teachers in such a demanding field?

Special education teachers are leaving the field at twice the rate of general education teachers. Why? Mentoring New Special Education Teachers will help administrators and other educators develop and sustain effective mentoring programs specifically designed for special education teachers, providing practical, field-tested activities and resources for both the mentors and the mentees, including such critical elements as:

  • Effectively identifying, recruiting, and selecting mentors
  • Action planning
  • Evaluating progress
  • Addressing diminishing support
  • Dealing with burnout and isolation
  • Vignettes of real-life mentoring experiences
  • Figures, tables, appendices, and Web sites
  • A ready-to-use two-day workshop for training mentors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761931348
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Overview
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. New Special Education Teachers
Vignette
Who Are New Special Education Teachers?
Where They Come From
What New Special Education Teachers Need
Supports ESE Mentors Can Provide Mentees
Fears and Anxieties of New Teachers
School Administrator's Role
Assignment of New Teachers
What If?
References
2. Supports for Special Education Teachers
Vignette
Uniqueness of Special Education
Special Education Processes
Professional Issues
What If?
References
3. Designing Mentoring Programs
Vignette
Critical Elements for Designing Effective Mentoring Programs
Roles and Responsibilities of the Mentor and Mentee
Roles and Responsibilities of the School Administrator
Mentor Selection
Mentor Training
E-Mentoring
Mentoring Activities Calendar
Action Planning
Funding Mentoring Programs
What If?
Online Resources for Designing Mentoring Programs
References
4. Becoming a Mentor
Vignette
Who Should Be a Mentor?
What Do Mentors Do?
What Do Mentors Do When the Mentoring Relationship Isn't Working?
What Do Mentors Gain From the Experience?
What If?
References
5. Effective Communication Skills
Vignette
Effective Communication Skills
Observing and Coaching
Teaming: Working With Others Effectively
Problem Solving
What If?
References
6. Learning About Adult Learners
Vignette
Working With Adults
Adult Learning Theory
Styles of Learning/Personality Types
What If?
References
Resource A: Action Plans
Resource B: CEC Standards and Mentoring Resources
Resource C: Professional Resources
Resource D: Mentor Workshop
Resource E: Timeline for Mentoring Activities
Index

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