Mentoring Each Other

Teachers listening, learning, and sharing to create more successful classrooms

How can teachers learn from each other, build relationships, and develop the knowledge and skills they need for more successful classrooms? This hands-on book illustrates how a mentor can support and guide preservice, new and experienced colleagues in a way that is meaningful, open, engaging, and values-driven. It describes how a mentoring program benefits all those involved and helps create a successful learning community.

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This practical book explores ways teachers can collaborate and learn from each other in formal and informal situations. It demonstrates that a mentoring relationship can benefit both new and experienced teachers. Full of strategies that are practical and easy to implement, Mentoring Each Other offers solutions to common questions, opportunities, and challenges that teachers face every day. Based on extensive experience, this highly readable book includes personal histories and experiences around important values and advocates for honest reflection and meaningful feedback. An essential resource for all educators, Mentoring Each Other champions reciprocal and ongoing processes of learning, listening, and sharing.

About the Author(s)

Lana Parker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Education. A specialist in language and literacy, Lana has taught at the elementary level and has spent several years as a Mentor Leader. Lana writes about the influence of politics on educational policy and discourse, and about the possibilities for ethically informed pedagogy. Lana lives in Toronto.


Diane Vetter is a Course Director for the Faculty of Education at York University. The author of journal articles and a popular keynote speaker, Diane’s research interests include mentoring, teacher education, and cross-curricular infusion of Indigenous perspectives, traditions, and cultures. Diane has taught in the elementary grades and served as a teacher mentor. Diane lives in Barrie, Ontario.


Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Year: 2020
Item No: 8346
ISBN: 978-1-55138-346-0