The support you need for mindful mentoring and sustainable teacher success!
Learn effective mentoring principles you can use as you guide novice teachers through their first years. This practical guide emphasizes a unique approach: mindful mentoring that aligns your mentoring conversations to teaching standards to more systematically prepare novice teachers for their teacher evaluation. You’ll learn how to:
- Plan mentoring conversations and observations
- Prevent teacher burnout by sharing social and emotional learning skills
- Integrate the updated INTASC Standards into mentoring conversations
This updated edition provides a robust companion website featuring videos, downloadable forms, and a digital Mentor Planning Guide and Journal for reflection.
Use with The First Years Matter, the companion guide for novice teachers!
About the Author
Carol Pelletier Radford is the Founder and CEO of Mentoringin Action.com. This team is a group of dedicated teacher leaders who offer expertise and resources in the spirit of paying it forward to support the success of students. The mission of Mentoring in Action is to empower mentors and novice teachers in realizing their full potential as effective teachers and emerging leaders.
Carol received her Ed D from Harvard University where she focused her studies on teacher leadership and professional development. She began her career as a public school teacher where she learned the value of student engagement, teacher collaboration, and using student voices to improve teaching practices. She served in higher education as a teacher, administrator, licensing officer, and alternative certification program director.
Carol is the author of three books that support novice teacher and mentor leadership development. Two books with Corwin Press; Mentoring in Action: Guiding, Sharing, and Reflecting With Novice Teachers 2e, and the companion book for novice teachers, The First Years Matter 2e, offer school districts a month-by- month curriculum. Her 3rd edition of Strategies for Successful Student Teaching guides the student teacher through the practicum, the job search and into the first year of teaching.
Dr. Radford is actively engaged in designing online mentoring graduate courses that use videos, reflective journals, and mindfulness practices. She is a passionate advocate of teacher leadership and the development of mentor leaders who can transform their district induction programs to bring joy back to the classroom.
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction: Welcome to Mentoring in Action!Part I Inducting a Novice Teacher into the Teaching ProfessionInduction Programs Must Prepare and Support MentorsMentors Are Teacher LeadersSustainable MentoringWhat Is Mentoring in Action?Principles for Effective MentoringQualities and Skills of Effective MentorsPurposeful Mentoring ConversationsPart II Month-by-Month Mentoring: Supporting Novice TeachersWhy Do We Need a Mentoring Curriculum?A Month-by-Month Cycle for MentoringThe Transformation of a TeacherOrientation to the School and Community: Resources and ValuesBeginning the School Year Successfully: Creating a Community of Learners in the ClassroomTeaching for Understanding: Planning and Delivering Effective InstructionAssessing Diverse Leaders: How do Teachers Know Students Have Learned?Maintaining Balance: Teaching and Keeping the Students InterestedBeginning a New Calendar Year: Looking Back and Moving ForwardEngaging Students in the Curriculum: Focus on Content through Active InquiryCollaborating with Novice Teachers: Observing and Building a Trusting RelationshipStandards: Creating Meaningful Standards-Based Learning Experiences for StudentsAssessing Students' Progress: High-Stakes Tests and Teacher AssessmentCompleting the Year: Paperwork, Relationships, and Closing a RoomFinal Reflection and Planning For Next Year: Retreat, Reflect, Renew