ERIC Number: EJ947975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Reference Count: 0
Thoughts on Teacher Mentoring
Lataille, Louise M.
New England Mathematics Journal, v37 n2 p60-63 May 2005
Teacher mentoring programs have existed for only about a generation, but they are making a difference in the lives of young, not so young, and beginning or transitioning teachers. The prevailing financial crunch, increasing student enrollments, and escalating rates of teacher retirements are among current challenges facing all school systems. These pressing contexts eclipse the teacher mentoring need, but that fact does nothing for the teachers who are experiencing the need for guidance. In this article, the author shares her thoughts and reflections on teacher mentoring and describes three scenarios that illustrate the variety of forms that a teacher mentoring program could take.
Descriptors: Mentors, Change Strategies, Vignettes, Educational Practices, Reflection, Faculty Development, Training Methods, Economic Impact, Beginning Teacher Induction
Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England. Web site: http://www.atmne.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A