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ERIC Number: ED495340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec-19
Pages: 168
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-3862-4
The Reflective Educator's Guide to Mentoring: Strengthening Practice Through Knowledge, Story, and Metaphor
Yendol-Hoppey, Diane; Dana, Nancy Fichtman
Corwin Press
Effective mentoring requires planned and mindful attention to the ways in which one's knowledge, skills, and experience can be passed on to new teachers. Stressing the importance of deep reflection on one's mentoring practice, the award-winning authors offer eight models/metaphors that mentors can customize to meet the individual needs of their mentees. Proven strategies and real-life stories help teacher educators, trainers, and mentors to: (1) Meet the diverse needs of mentor/mentee relationships; (2) Develop helpful mentoring tools; and (3) Continue to reflect, learn, and grow as mentors. This resource is sure to inspire critical conversation and fresh insights among all mentors committed to professional growth for themselves and their fellow teachers. Following a Foreword by Jeffrey Glanz, Preface, Acknowledgments and About the Authors, this guidebook is divided into ten sections: (1) Reflecting On Your Mentoring Practice: The Story of My Mother's Gravy; (2) Exploring the Complexity of Mentoring: What it Takes to Be an Effective Mentor; (3) Mentor as Story Weaver: The Case of Darby "With Darby Claire Delane"; (4) Mentor as Jigsaw Puzzle Enthusiast: The Case of Kevin "With Kevin Berry"; (5) Mentor as Tailor: The Case of Robin "With Jennifer Jacobs"; (6) Mentor as Coach: The Case of Tracy "With Tracy Norman"; (7) Mentor as Mirror: The Case of Claudia; (8) Mentor as Interior Designer: The Case of Paige "With Angela Gregory"; (9) Mentor as Real Estate Agent: The Case of Wesley; and (10) Reflecting on a Mentoring Practice: The Story of the Artist. This guidebook concludes with References and an Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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