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A useful guide for teacher mentors as they face new anddifficult challenges in their work
New teachers often struggle to apply their knowledge inreal-world settings, and the idea of mentoring these teachersduring their first years in the classroom has captured theimagination of schools all over the world. Drawn from theexperiences over the last twenty years of the New Teacher Center,the book illuminates the subtleties and struggles of becoming anexcellent, effective mentor. The book discusses the five bigtensions of mentoring: developing a new identity, developingtrusting relationships, accelerating teacher growth, mentoring inchallenging contexts, and learning leadership skills.
- Describes in-depth the most common challenges of the mentorrole
- A wonderful guide for both new and veteran mentors
- Includes engaging firsthand narratives written by mentorsworking in a variety of settings
This book is from the New Teacher Center, an organization whosehighly respected mentor training model has served over 50,000teachers nationwide. The New Teacher Center is dedicated toimproving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness ofteachers and school leaders through comprehensive mentoring andprofessional development programs.
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About the Author
Ann Lieberman is a senior scholar at Stanford University. Shewas a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancementof Teaching, and she is an emeritus professor from TeachersCollege, Columbia University. Susan Hanson is a senior researcherat the New Teacher Center (NTC). Janet Gless is the chief programsand partnerships officer at NTC.
New Teacher Center is dedicated to improving student learning byaccelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders.NTC has served over 50,000 teachers and 7,000 mentors, touchingmillions of students across the country through comprehensivementoring and professional development programs.
Table of Contents
PART TWO • STORIES OF MENTORING
STORY ONE: TheWaiting Place 65Leslie Baldacci
STORY TWO: Fired, Hired, and Inspired 81Kathleen Aldred
STORY THREE: Finding a Way 105Mary Eldred
STORY FOUR: Savior, Friend, Mentor 121Frank Pantano
Conclusion: What Can We Learn? 141
Appendix: Mentor Prompts 147