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The Good Teacher Mentor: Setting the Standard for Support and Success
     

The Good Teacher Mentor: Setting the Standard for Support and Success

by Maureen Picard Robins
 
As districts across the country struggle to find and retain qualified teachers, more and more schools are turning to mentoring as a solution. Data suggest that mentors not only guide and orient new teachers, but also help to keep them in the profession. But what makes mentoring successful? This book is a rare, behind-the-scenes view of mentoring that lays bare the

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As districts across the country struggle to find and retain qualified teachers, more and more schools are turning to mentoring as a solution. Data suggest that mentors not only guide and orient new teachers, but also help to keep them in the profession. But what makes mentoring successful? This book is a rare, behind-the-scenes view of mentoring that lays bare the actions of both partners and shows how mentoring actually works in an urban public middle school. Follow the experience of Trubowitz (an education professor emeritus) and Robins (a first-year teacher) as they tackle everything from classroom management to the politics of paperwork. Their story, told in two voices, describes the day-to-day flow of events in such a way that readers feel the satisfactions, the frustrations, and the sense of fulfillment that are all part of becoming a teacher. Beyond supporting new teachers, mentor programs also give veteran teachers a chance to pass on their valuable experience and to reflect on their own practice. This volume also includes checklists for good mentoring and suggestions for improvement and future learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807743881
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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