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Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate: A Facilitator's Guide: A Mentor's Handbook for Successfully Coaching the NBPTS Candidate Through the Certification Proce

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If becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is the highest achievement in the teaching profession, helping others through the certification process has to be one of the most rewarding!

While there are numerous guides to help NBPTS candidates prepare portfolios, the prospective mentor of such candidates will find limited published assistance. Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate: A Facilitator?s Guide was written to address this urgent need.

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Overview

If becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is the highest achievement in the teaching profession, helping others through the certification process has to be one of the most rewarding!

While there are numerous guides to help NBPTS candidates prepare portfolios, the prospective mentor of such candidates will find limited published assistance. Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate: A Facilitator¿s Guide was written to address this urgent need.

Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate: A Facilitator¿s Guide will help aspiring mentors lead NBPTS candidates through the portfolio development process. A compilation of years of mentoring tips and suggestions by Jerry L. Parks, NBCT, author of the bestseller: So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher? this book is designed to offer successfully proven strategies for new and experienced mentors.

Chapters include:

FAQs regarding effective mentoring

models for accomplished teaching

mentor forms

mentor ethics

helpful websites

writing tips for Entries 1-4

inquiry questioning techniques

special considerations for advanced (banker) candidates

Everything a mentor will need to set up the mentoring process is featured in this book.

You will find no other book like Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate: A Facilitator¿s Guide available anywhere to help you, the prospective mentor, succeed in your quest to facilitate your candidates toward NBPTS certification.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595404834
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 7/23/2006
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2006

    'Can't imagine starting a NBPTS mentorship without it!'

    Having read this author's previous work 'So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?', I was curious to see how different a book geared specifically to mentors could actually be. To be honest, there was some overlap. However, considering that Weekly Reader Press has kept the price low, and the fact that the book contains (far) more research than the first work, I found 'Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate' to be one handy little gem. Especially helpful were the chapters on 'How Adults Learn', and 'Mentoring Forms'. The first appears thoroughly researched, and the information, I found to be especially relevant to any mentor--not just one working with NBPTS candidates. The latter chapter provides information that only an experienced mentor would think of, and will certainly streamline the process for any mentor starting from scratch. I also found the chapter dealing with the unique concerns of 'Advanced Candidates' (those who did not pass) quite helpful. The premier chapter however, is 'What is Accomplished Teaching?'. This chapter alone provides cogent information and helpful suggestions for all teachers--not just NBPTS mentors and candidates. While much of this information is not new, it's nicely synthesized into an easy-to-reference format. Like the author's first work, included is a self-test, this one on the appropriate and inappropriate aspects of mentoring. While a few statements seem subjective, more than a few were specific guidelines from the NBPTS which (I hate to admit) I was honestly not aware of. This test should prove to be an excellent eye-opener to the novice mentor. In summary, I think 'Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate' will be more indispensable to the new mentor than the author's previous work might be to the new candidate. Not because the first book isn't helpful, but because I've seen no other work specifically geared to NBPTS mentors. The two books are quick reads and conversationally written. Considering their inexpensive price, I would recommend putting both on your short list of 'must haves' regarding NBPTS candidacy and mentorship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2006

    'A work every beginning NBPTS mentor should have'

    Having read the author's previous work ('So, You Want to Become a NBPTS Candidate?') I was a bit curious to see if this book would be a mere repeat of much which was written before. To be honest, some of it is. However, as I read through the chapters, it became obvious that the material geared directly to mentors almost requires some overlap. Much more than the first book, this one is profusely researched. Adult learning styles, and how to deal with failing candidates are chapters full of cogent suggestions. As in the first book, I also liked the self-test for mentors at the beginning of the book. The author has made an effort to provide helpful information that supplements--not replaces--information given by the NBPTS. He has also provided a helpful, if not profound, list of suggestions on how to set up your mentoring tutorship. While I feel the first book is more a need to candidates than this one is a requirement for mentors, I do recommend this work. The publisher has kept it inexpensive, and it is packed with tidbits only an experienced mentor could suggest.

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