ERIC Number: ED495637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-17
What Successful Mentors Do: 81 Research-Based Strategies for New Teacher Induction, Training, and Support
Hicks, Cathy D.; Glasgow, Neal A.; McNary, Sarah J.
The first-day jitters. The first encounter with an angry parent. The first performance review. As a seasoned teacher, you remember each of these "firsts." But how can you relate your experiences to a new teacher? Find answers to these questions and the research to back them up in this tool-packed guide. "What Successful Mentors Do" offers sensible strategies to help mentors help new teachers. Using state-of-the art research as a base, the authors provide 81 ways to put those "firsts" in perspective for your new teachers. Working from decades of experience, the authors synthesize theory and practice to show mentors how to: (1) Increase new-teacher retention with the surest methods for classroom success; (2) Encourage teachers in ten essential areas of teaching, from using assessment tools to developing a personal teaching style, and more; (3) Guide teachers in their relationships with colleagues, parents, and administrators; (4) Improve their own mentoring approach and develop a mentoring style; and (5) Avoid common mentoring pitfalls. Sometimes life teaches us the lessons we need to grow. Other times, a trusted mentor prepares us for the challenges and guides us to success. Following a foreword by Don Rizzi, a preface, and an introduction entitled, The Mentoring Process Is a Journey, Not a Destination, this book presents 10 chapters: (1) Choosing the Best Strategies for Supporting New Teachers; (2) Supporting New Teachers as They Interact and Collaborate with Students; (3) Supporting New Teachers as They Organize Classroom Management and Discipline Policies; (4) Supporting New Teachers as They Develop Strategies for Managing Curriculum and Pedagogy; (5) Supporting New Teachers as They Develop, Use, and Evaluate Student Assessment Instruments; (6) Supporting New Teachers as They Develop Personal Teaching Styles and Time Management Strategies; (7) Supporting New Teachers as They Develop a Variety of Strategies for Helping At-Risk and Special Needs Students Succeed; (8) Supporting New Teachers as They Develop Strategies for Embracing and Celebrating Diversity; (9) Supporting New Teachers as They Develop Strategies for Working with New Technologies; and (10) Supporting New Teachers as They Develop Positive Relationships with Parents and Community. An index is also included.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Classroom Techniques, Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Evaluation, Interpersonal Relationship
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