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ERIC Number: ED527577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4708-7412-7
Mentoring Teachers: Navigating the Real-World Tensions
Lieberman, Ann; Hanson, Susan; Gless, Janet
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
New teachers often struggle to apply their knowledge in real-world settings, and the idea of mentoring these teachers during their first years in the classroom has captured the imagination of schools all over the world. Drawn from the experiences over the last twenty years of the New Teacher Center, the book illuminates the subtleties and struggles of becoming an excellent, effective mentor. The book discusses the five big tensions of mentoring: developing a new identity, developing trusting relationships, accelerating teacher growth, mentoring in challenging contexts, and learning leadership skills. This book: (1) describes in-depth the most common challenges of the mentor role; (2) is a wonderful guide for both new and veteran mentors; and (3) includes engaging firsthand narratives written by mentors working in a variety of settings. This book is from the New Teacher Center, an organization whose highly respected mentor training model has served over 50,000 teachers nationwide. The New Teacher Center is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders through comprehensive mentoring and professional development programs. This book is divided into two parts. Part One, The Tensions of Mentoring, includes: (1) Building a New Identity; (2) Developing Trusting Relationships; (3) Accelerating Teacher Development; (4) Mentoring in Challenging Contexts; and (5) Learning Leadership Skills. Part Two, Stories of Mentoring, includes: (1) The Waiting Place (Leslie Baldacci); (2) Fired, Hired, and Inspired (Kathleen Aldred); (3) Finding a Way (Mary Eldred); and (4) Savior, Friend, Mentor (Frank Pantano). Mentor Prompts are appended. An index is included. [Foreword by Ellen Moir.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A