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Being an Effective Mentor: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed / Edition 1

Being an Effective Mentor: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed / Edition 1

by Kathleen F. Jonson


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Help mentor your beginning teachers with this comprehensive and practical guide that provides straightforward and useful information to develop effective mentoring strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761945499
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/17/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

In her 40 years as an educator, Kathleen Feeney Jonson, Professor Emeritus, has been a teacher, taught director of staff development, principal, director of curriculum and instruction, and university faculty. She conducted numerous workshops for teachers and administrators on such topics as reading comprehension strategies, writing process, portfolio assessment, peer coaching, and beginning teacher assistance programs. Until her retirement in summer 2009, Jonson was professor of education and coordinator of the Master in Arts in Teaching Reading programat the University of San Francisco's School of Education. She published three books with Corwin Press, including The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook (1st edition 1997, 2nd edition 2001), Being an Effective Mentor: How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed (1st edition 2002, 2nd edition 2007), and 60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K–8 (2006).

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Author
1. Passing the Torch
2. Setting Up for Success
3. Remembering the First Days
4. Getting Off to a Good Start
5. Strategies for Mentoring
6. Working as a Partner With the Adult Learner
7. Why Be a Mentor? The Pitfalls and Payoffs
8. Putting It All Together Appendix A: Mentor-Mentee Action Plans Appendix B: A Framework of Teaching Competencies Appendix C: Teachers' Developmental Stages Appendix D: First-Day Checklist Appendix E: Supervisory Beliefs Inventory References Index

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