A Sense of Belonging

Sustaining and Retaining New Teachers

Too often, new teachers enter the profession excited to make a difference in the lives of children only to find themselves disillusioned and overwhelmed with the expectations of the classroom. In A Sense of Belonging, Jennifer Allen shares her stories and journey in creating an infrastructure of support for new teachers within her school district.

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Too often, new teachers enter the profession excited to make a difference in the lives of children only to find themselves disillusioned and overwhelmed with the expectations of the classroom. In A Sense of Belonging, Jennifer Allen shares her stories and journey in creating an infrastructure of support for new teachers within her school district.

A Sense of Belonging provides research-based, practical ideas on how to support new teachers while honoring the innovation...read more

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Allen is a literacy specialist in grades 3-5 for the Waterville, Maine, school district, where she works as a reading coach and leads professional development programs for teachers. Jennifer has presented her work to regional and national audiences through state literacy organizations, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a frequent contributor to Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy. Jennifer is the author of Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Change and A Sense of Belonging: Sustaining and Retaining New Teachers .

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Relationships
Chapter 2: Observing the Coach
Chapter 3: Administering and Analyzing Assessments
Chapter 4: In-Class Support: Establishing Structures
Chapter 5: Meeting as a Group
Chapter 6: Peer Observations
Chapter 7: Using Student Work to Guide Instruction
Chapter 8: Curriculum Planning
Chapter 9: Study Groups: Where New and Veteran Teachers Learn Together
Final Words: I Believe
Appendix
Bibliography

Product Details

Grade: 5
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2009
Item No: 0785Item No: 0865Item No: B785
ISBN: 978-157110-785-5ISBN: 978-157110-865-4ISBN: 978-15711B-785-5

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