21st Century Mentor's Handbook

21st Century Mentor's Handbook

by Paula Rutherford

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966333664
Publisher: Just ASK Publications
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Paula Rutherford is the author of five books, Instruction for All Students, Leading the Learning: A Field Guide for Supervision and Evaluation, Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, Why Didn't I Learn This in College? and The 21st Century Mentor's Handbook. She co-authors an e-newsletter titled: Mentoring in the 21st Century®.

She is president of Just ASK Publications & Professional Development, established in 1989 and based in Alexandria, Virginia. She works extensively with districts as they engage in long-term systemic work to align processes such as hiring, induction, professional development, school improvement plans, and supervision and evaluation. She also leads Mentoring in the 21st Century® Institutes across the country and has developed a comprehensive Mentoring in the 21st Century® Resource Kit so that districts can replicate the Just ASK institutes and provide extensive follow-up support for mentors. Paula, committed to building in-house capacity, has also developed a New Teacher Professional Development Kit that provides over 30 hours of support for new teachers and Certified Local Trainer (CLT) programs based on Instruction for All Students, Leading the Learning, and Why Didn't I Learn This in College?

In addition to her extensive work as a consultant and trainer, Paula's professional experience includes work in regular education K-12 as a teacher of high school history and social sciences, physical education, Spanish, and kindergarten, as well as a special education teacher, coordinator of special education programs, administrator at the middle school and high school levels, and as a central office staff development specialist.

She can be reached at paula@justaskpublications.com.

Table of Contents

I. Roles and Responsibilities in Induction Programs
II. New Teachers as Colleagues and Learners
III. Mentor-New Teacher Interactions
IV. Focus on Novice Teachers
V. Mentoring Calendar
VII. Peer Observation Possibilities
VIII. Data-Driven Discussions
IX. Tools for New Teachers
X. Tools for Mentors
XI. Tools for Peer Observations and Data-Driven Discussions
XII. Tools for Instructional Planning
XIII. Print and Web Resources
Resources and References

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very practical resource. It does not go on page after page of theory. Instead it focuses on what to do as a mentor, why to do it, and when. I will be using the mentoring calendar this year with my new teacher (I am getting a newbie from a career switcher program as a team teacher...guess what? A civil lawyer who wants to now teach! AND we teach social studies...I hit the jackpot) Anyway, I like the book, and the CD-ROM of templates is nice, I will see how it goes with my mentee.