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ERIC Number: ED473041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 185
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-4636-5
Maximum Mentoring: An Action Guide for Teacher Trainers and Cooperating Teachers.
Rudney, Gwen L.; Guillaume, Andrea M.
This book provides mentors with a step-by-step action guide through the complexities of the school-based mentoring process. Ten chapters discuss: (1) "Introduction: First Things First" (e.g., roles for cooperating teachers, support providers, and peer coaches or mentors); (2) "Teacher Development" (e.g., concerns and reflections of student teachers and tasks that novice teachers accomplish); (3) "Building a Base for the Partnership" (e.g., building relationships through trust and understanding and building communication); (4) "University Supervision: The Triad" (e.g., understanding the essentials of triads involving student teachers, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors); (5) "Off and Running: The First Week" (e.g., using the first week to build relationships and communication structures); (6) "Helping Novices Learn the Roles of Teaching" (e.g., the complexity of teaching and the layeredness of experienced teacher partners' roles); (7) "Observation and Feedback" (e.g., the power of feedback and formal observation); (8) "Summative Evaluation" (e.g., the logic of evaluation and how the process can work); (9) "Working with a Teacher in Trouble" (e.g., framing the struggle and helping the mentee understand the problem"; and (10) "Growing as a Professional" (e.g., action research and collaboration). (Contains 98 references.) (SM)
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (Paperbound: ISBN-0-7619-4636-5, $29.95; Hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-4635-7, $65.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A