Mentoring Across Boundaries

Helping Beginning Teachers Succeed in Challenging Situations

Designed for mentors, administrators, and teacher educators, Mentoring Across Boundaries builds on the foundations of the authors' book Mentoring Beginning Teachers to explore many of the specific issues that impact the mentoring relationship.

While there are general mentoring strategies that apply to nearly all programs, the success of any individual mentoring situation is affected by the relationship between mentor and mentee, the school environment, the mentee's stage of career, and other influences.

Among the issues the authors explore are:

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Designed for mentors, administrators, and teacher educators, Mentoring Across Boundaries builds on the foundations of the authors' book Mentoring Beginning Teachers to explore many of the specific issues that impact the mentoring relationship.

While there are general mentoring strategies that apply to nearly all programs, the success of any individual mentoring situation is affected by the relationship between mentor and mentee, the school environment, the mentee's st...read more

About the Author(s)

Jean Boreen is a professor of English education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she regularly teaches secondary methods courses on young adult literature and teaching literature in secondary schools.

After twenty years of teaching in public schools, Donna Niday now serves as an associate professor of English at Iowa State University, where she directs the first-year writing program, supervises student teachers, and teaches young adult literature and methods courses.

Mary K. Johnson, a veteran secondary and university educator, has taught English and ESL courses in the United States, Hong Kong, and Papua New Guinea. She now lives, writes, and teaches on Guam.

Table of Contents

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Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: Setting the Stage for Effective Mentoring
1. Choosing and Supporting Good Mentors
2. Mentoring Through Goal Setting: "Where Are We Going and How Do We Know We Have Arrived?"
Part II: Responding to Challenging Situations
3. Age and Gender
4. Mentoring Across Culture
5. Mentoring in Rural or Urban Schools
6. Moving Across Buildings or Districts: Experienced Teachers in New Environments
7. Mentoring the Teacher Teaching At-Risk Students
8. Mentoring to Avoid Burnout
9. Self-Mentoring: Coaching Oneself Toward Growth
10. Mentoring the Teacher Who Struggles
11. Thinking Outside the Box: Using Technology to Support Mentoring
Appendix A: Internet Resources for Mentors and Beginning Teachers
Appendix B: Sample Mentoring Questionnaires
Contributors
References

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 224 pp/paper
Year: 2002
Item No: 0377Item No: 0834Item No: B377
ISBN: 978-157110-377-2ISBN: 978-157110-834-0ISBN: 978-15711B-377-2

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