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ERIC Number: ED492392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-12
Pages: 31
Abstractor: Author
Mentoring and Being Mentored: The Story of a Novice Teacher's Success
Schmidt, Margaret
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, Apr 11-14, 2005)
This qualitative study examined the growth of Chris, a novice teacher who, after two years of near-failing evaluations, successfully received tenure following his third year of teaching. His progress seemed related to the quality of his relationships with different mentors; those who invested time in observation and non-judgmental discussion provided the greatest opportunities for growth. An unanticipated factor in Chris' success was his participation in a university-based program for children, where he served, under supervision, as a mentor for two preservice teachers. As their mentor, in what became a mutually-beneficial relationship, Chris reinforced his new-found knowledge and skills and learned to better assess his own teaching. Among those who worked with Chris, additional reciprocal mentoring relationships developed.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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