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

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

by Sidney Trubowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807743879

ISBN-13: 9780807743874

Pub. Date: 08/22/2003

Publisher: Teachers College Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807743874
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
Ch. 1Starting the Mentorship7
Ch. 2First Sessions, First Reactions20
Ch. 3In the Classroom: Trying Methods from a Book33
Ch. 4The Lesson That Fails49
Ch. 5Integrating the Academic with the Personal57
Ch. 6Other Teachers, Administrators, and the School's Social System62
Ch. 7Job Pressures71
Ch. 8Relating to Parents77
Ch. 9The Standarized Test88
Ch. 10The End of the Year95
Ch. 11What We've Learned103
App. ASid's Checklist for Mentors115
App. BMaureen's List of Do's and Don'ts for Mentors117
App. CMaureen's List of Do's and Don'ts for Mentees119
References121
Suggested Readings123
Index129
About the Authors134

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