ERIC Number: EJ857722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Leading to Success
Koballa, Thomas R., Jr.; Bradbury, Leslie U.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n2 p39-42 Oct 2009
Teacher mentoring has its unique challenges that are often associated with the teachers' content specialties. For this reason, the involvement and support of school leaders is essential to teachers' mentoring success. Regardless of content specialty, all teachers face challenges that should be considered when organizing and implementing mentoring. Recent investigation of teacher mentoring and extensive review of the mentoring and induction literature suggest three areas of potential importance: mentoring content, mentoring practice, and mentoring culture. In this article, the authors discuss these three areas of teacher mentoring and offer recommendations that may help realize a mentoring program that benefits beginning and veteran teachers in all content specialties and, most important, their students.
Descriptors: Mentors, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers, Principals, Teacher Leadership, Personnel Needs, Educational Practices, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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