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ERIC Number: ED425029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting First Year Teachers in a Rural Setting: A Staff Development Program for Mentor Teachers, Administrators and New Teachers.
Heinicke, Peter; Henrie, Carolyn; Gronewold, Jerry
The Entry Year Assistance Program of Educational Service Unit #11 in Nebraska is a staff development project to train mentor teachers, entry-year teachers, and school administrators in small, rural school districts. Schools that participate in the program select a team consisting of a mentor teacher, an administrator, and an entry-year teacher. This team then receives four 1-day trainings over a 4-month period. The content of these training days includes the following areas: classroom management skills, knowledge of content, child growth and development, knowledge and use of materials, planning skills, instructional skills, human relations skills, and best practices of effective schools research. This paper gives an overview of the program that includes the makeup and responsibilities of the entry-year assistance team, the schedule and components of the team training, program requirements and completion, application procedures, and the role of the mentor teacher. Thoughts and ideas from participants are given. A section called "Teacher Wisdom Book for Classroom Problems" gives 17 examples of classroom problems and suggested solutions. A final section, "Overheads and More Words of Wisdom," contains four pages for overhead projector use in training sessions, and examples of inspirational children's poetry and writings. (SAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska