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ERIC Number: EJ1003158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Mentoring Matters: Mentoring Preservice and Early-Career English Teachers in Online Environments
Rodesiler, Luke; Tripp, Lauren
English Journal, v102 n2 p134-137 Nov 2012
Working to match mentors with new teachers, one consideration was the physical proximity of the mentor to the newcomer. If the mentor occupied a room next door or across the hall, this position suggested that the new teacher had easy access to this important resource in times of urgency. Such arrangements are not always possible. In this article, Luke Rodesiler and Lauren Tripp offer ways to tap into a wealth of resources that extend beyond the physical limits of the school by relying on new technologies that represent rich and dynamic networks. A responsibility for mentors at several stages in a teacher's development will be the modeling of how to join such networks to broaden access to professional resources, advice, and encouragement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A