ERIC Number: ED495542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
Mentoring Principals: Frameworks, Agendas, Tips, and Case Stories for Mentors and Mentees
Young, Paul G.; Sheets, Jeromey M.; Knight, Dustin D.
Mentoring new principals is a professional gift that leaders can give to incoming colleagues to speed them on the path to full effectiveness. This guide will help jump start the process by providing an overview of the key components and phases of principal mentoring and adult learning. This book supplies the architecture for formal mentoring, while drawing on the true case experiences of the co-authoring team of a real mentor and his mentees. Contributed wisdom and tips from expert mentors around the country expand and enrich these case studies. Intended to support the needs of mentors, mentees, and new principals, this handbook provides direction in the "art" and "how to" of mentoring. Five sections contained in the book are: (1) supporting data and rationale for mentoring; (2) a guide to begin your own mentor program; (3) formal mentoring agendas spanning the academic year and linked to NAESP standards for principals; (4) stories of job-embedded mentoring moments; and (5) tips from leading mentors, their own stories and lessons learned. The book brings to life the issues and crises that new principals are likely to encounter, while providing models for the mentor to guide, support, and encourage, but to ultimately leave decisions and responsibilities with the new principal. This book commences with a Foreword by D. Richard Murray, followed by a Preface, Acknowledgments, and an Introduction. It then divides into six parts: Part I: The Architecture of Mentoring; Part II: A Framework of Mentoring Objectives and Activities; Part III: Sample Agendas for Mentoring Breakfasts; Part IV: Job-Embedded Real Time Mentoring; Part V: Mentoring Wisdom From Experts Around the Country; and Part VI Reflections on the Most Important Aspects of Mentoring. The book concludes with a list of Resources. [This book is published as a joint publication with the National Association of Elementary School Principals.]
Descriptors: Principals, Adult Learning, Mentors, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Case Studies, Program Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.