Mentoring Beginning Teachers, Second Edition

Guiding, Reflecting, Coaching

The first edition of Mentoring Beginning Teachers was named an Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice magazine in 2000. The expanded second edition—packed with insights, anecdotes, and updated research—provides mentors with a road map for helping new teachers become confident, reflective educators. The collaborative model outlined in the book is enlightening and rewarding for the mentor and the novice alike.

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The first edition of Mentoring Beginning Teachers was named an Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice magazine in 2000. The expanded second edition—packed with insights, anecdotes, and updated research—provides mentors with a road map for helping new teachers become confident, reflective educators. The collaborative model outlined in the book is enlightening and rewarding for the mentor and the novice alike.

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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.

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

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.

Joe Potts (Ph.D. University of Iowa) teaches in the English department at California State University at Long Beach.

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Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Why Do I Want to Be Part of a Mentoring Experience?
Chapter 2: Why Do We Need Mentors?
Chapter 3: How Do I Prepare to Be a Mentoring Guide?
Chapter 4: How Do I Prepare to Be a Mentoring Coach?
Chapter 5: How Do I Encourage Reflection?
Chapter 6: How Do I Help with Classroom Management Challenges?
Chapter 7: How Do I Encourage Teachers Who Work with English Language Learners?
Chapter 8: How Do I Help Integrate Beginning Teachers into the School Culture?
Chapter 9: How Do I Promote Effective Relationships with Parents/Guardians?
Chapter 10: How Do I Provide Mentoring Opportunities During Curriculum Mapping?
Chapter 11: How Should Mentors Communicate with Administrators?
Chapter 12: How Do I Encourage Professional Development?
Chapter 13: "What If?" Questions from Mentors
Appendix
References

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 208 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0742Item No: 0804Item No: B742
ISBN: 978-157110-742-8ISBN: 978-157110-804-3ISBN: 978-15711B-742-8

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