ERIC Number: ED473041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
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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)
Descriptors: Action Research, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Feedback, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Mentors, Observation, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Summative Evaluation, Supervision, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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