ERIC Number: ED498499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Leading the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program. Second Edition
Sweeny, Barry W.
While resources are abundant for helping the mentor and the new teacher, very little has been written to guide the leaders of teacher and mentor development. This book provides an effective, proven model for developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining an induction and mentoring program that results in highly qualified teachers. A nationally known mentoring expert, the author offers comprehensive guidance and a wealth of practical strategies that allow leaders to support mentors and novice teachers and to promote school improvement and professional development initiatives. Extensively revised to include the latest research, this second edition presents step-by-step directions for each part of the program development and implementation process; links induction and mentoring to districtwide goals for improved teaching practice and increased student achievement; includes sample schedules, templates, and reproducible forms; and provides solid recommendations for avoiding pitfalls and increasing program effectiveness. Ideal for principals, district administrators, teacher trainers, and mentor leaders, this resource offers essential tools for designing and implementing a new induction and mentoring program or improving an existing one. Contents include: (1) Getting Off to the Right Start; (2) The Program Design Process; (3) Induction Structures for Effective New Teacher Development; (4) Providing the Time for Effective Mentoring; (5) Designing Components of a High-Impact Mentoring Program; (6) Designing a High-Impact Mentor Training; and (7) Evaluating, Improving, and Sustaining the Program. A section entitled Resources contains: (I) Internet and Organization Resources for Mentoring; (II) Mentor Training Activity: Practice in Identification of CBAM Stages of Concern; and (III) Mentor Practice Scenarios: Ending Your Conversations. The book also contains a preface, introduction, list of references, and an index.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Teaching Methods, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Program Development, Leadership Responsibility, Beginning Teacher Induction, Mentors, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills, Data Analysis, Teacher Role, Recruitment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.