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Mentoring Novice Teachers

Mentoring Novice Teachers Author Debra Eckerman Pitton
ISBN-10 9781483362038
Release 2006-04-28
Pages 184
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This updated resource helps mentors develop skills for guiding new teachers and offers reflections, discussion prompts, and role plays to promote effective interactions between mentors and beginning teachers.



Mentoring and Coaching

Mentoring and Coaching Author Denise M. Gudwin
ISBN-10 9781452273105
Release 2009-12-07
Pages 176
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Help new teachers thrive in culturally and linguistically diverse school settings! Drawing from their own personal and professional experience, the authors offer practical examples of how mentors can help novice teachers navigate the challenges of teaching in a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) school. Filled with vignettes that capture the real-life experiences of new teachers and their mentors, this book: Illustrates how to develop effective teacher-to-teacher mentoring relationships Raises readers’ awareness of issues that might arise from CLD differences and facilitates more effective communication Offers reproducible resources, agendas, and other sample materials for a variety of contexts



Supporting Teacher Development

Supporting Teacher Development Author Debra Eckerman Pitton
ISBN-10 9781475825152
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 115
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This text provides opportunities for administrators to use evaluation processes more effectively to support teacher development. Through the use of practice scenarios and communication exercises, principals can develop a more supportive, relational process for teacher evaluation. Too often principals provide evaluation feedback in ways that do not resonate with teachers. This text examines the communicative process and provides practice and skill-building opportunities that will enable principals to develop supportive environments that help teachers continue to grow.



Across the Domains

Across the Domains Author Andrea M. Kent
ISBN-10 9781641131063
Release 2017-12-01
Pages 261
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Across the Domains presents research that points to what “really matters” in what is such a complex field of practice. Across the Domains consists of twelve chapters. Both formal and informal mentoring programs are examined, from the perspective of both the mentor and mentee. There are traditional mentormentee relationships, ementoring, facetoface mentoring, and blended mentoring studies. Included are mentors from higher education, schoolbased administrators, teacher leaders, and classroom teachers. Represented is both a national and international perspective. Questions for chapter reflection are included. This book is written for university faculty teaching and interested in furthering the research, development, and dissemination of mentoring programs in Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Higher Education Programs. In addition, this book would be beneficial for leaders of mentoring initiatives at a State Department of Education; P12 Central Office Staff Program, Professional Developers, and Schoolbased leaders; and researchers and practitioners who are members of organizations focused on mentoring.



Dynamic Principles of Professional Development

Dynamic Principles of Professional Development Author Ph. M. D Crawford
ISBN-10 9781475839227
Release 2017-10-11
Pages 138
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Dynamic principles of professional development are directly and indirectly defined and applied with no particular order of sequence as one or more of these principles may be activated in unison and revisited time and again in varied degrees and contexts throughout a professional’s career. Further, this is by no means a list in the entirety of all professional principles pertaining to education, but rather a representation of the basis for the dynamic interchange that transpires and elevates professional development that is energized and authentic. These Dynamic Principles of Professional Development are as follows: introspection, participation, collaboration, transformation, identification. Dynamic principles of professional development both illustrate and apply standards and dispositions evident within real world classroom engagement, and while working closely with teachers, administrators, and university based instructors. Classroom teachers as associated teacher educators routinely demonstrate the characteristics of these dynamic principles of professional development in their practice. These principles often reflect elements of effective teacher preparation. Thus, these dynamic principles of professional development illuminate the key qualities of classroom teachers as associated teacher educators. Further, these dynamic principles enrich and expand the evolving definition of classroom teachers as associated teacher educators as the central focus of this text.



Talking About Race

Talking About Race Author Steven Grineski
ISBN-10 9781579225629
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 340
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What is it that gives many of us White people a visceral fear about discussing race? Do you realize that being able to not think about or talk about it is a uniquely White experience? Do you warn your children about how people might react to them; find store staff following or watching you; get stopped by the police for no reason? The students of color in your classroom experience discrimination every day, in small and large ways. They don’t often see themselves represented in their textbooks, and encounter hostility in school, and outside. For them race is a constant reality, and an issue they need, and want, to discuss. Failure to do so can inhibit their academic performance. Failure to discuss race prevents White students from getting a real, critical and deep understanding of our society and their place in it. It is essential for the well-being of all students that they learn to have constructive conversations about the history of race in this country, the impact of racism on different ethnic communities, and how those communities and cultures contribute to society. The need to model for our students how to talk openly and comfortably about race is critical in America today, but it is still an issue that is difficult to tackle. To overcome the common fear of discussing race, of saying “something wrong”, this book brings together over thirty contributions by teachers and students of different ethnicities and races who offer their experiences, ideas, and advice. With passion and sensitivity they: cover such topics as the development of racial consciousness and identity in children; admit their failures and continuing struggles; write about creating safe spaces and the climate that promotes thoughtful discussion; model self-reflection; demonstrate the importance of giving voice to students; recount how they responded to racial incidents and used current affairs to discuss oppression; describe courses and strategies they have developed; explain the “n” word; present exercises; and pose questions. For any teacher grappling with addressing race in the classroom, and for pre-service teachers confronting their anxieties about race, this book offers a rich resource of insights, approaches and guidance that will allay fears, and provide the reflective practitioner with the confidence to initiate and respond to discussion of race, from the pre-school and elementary classroom through high school.



Mentoring New Teachers

Mentoring New Teachers Author Hal Portner
ISBN-10 9781452280646
Release 2008-04-25
Pages 168
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A comprehensive guide for developing successful mentors! In the latest edition of this bestseller, the author draws upon research, experience, and insights to provide an overview of essential mentoring behaviors. Packed with strategies, exercises, and resources, this book examines four critical mentoring functions and gives school leaders, mentors, and staff developers the tools to create a dynamic mentoring program or revitalize an existing one. Features and topics new to this edition include: Classroom observation methods and instruments Teacher mentor standards based on the NBPTS Core Propositions Approaches to mentoring the nontraditional new teacher A guide for careerlong professional development



Mentoring for Learning

Mentoring for Learning Author Harm Tillema
ISBN-10 9789463000581
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 346
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No doubt, students appreciate the talks they have with their mentors but do they learn from it as well? Conversations can be comforting or confronting, but



The First Years Matter Becoming an Effective Teacher

The First Years Matter  Becoming an Effective Teacher Author Carol Pelletier Radford
ISBN-10 1506345069
Release 2016-07-29
Pages 296
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Use this updated resource to prepare for your journey into teaching This newly revised and updated 2nd edition of The First Years Matter provides key actions steps and a flexible twelve-month curriculum - including July for reflection and planning - to help you proactively prepare for your first few years in the classroom. Maximize your effectiveness in the classroom as you: Apply mentoring lessons to differentiate instruction Integrate student voice Prepare for teacher observations and standardized testing Gather evidence to document your progress This updated version includes a robust companion website featuring videos, downloadable forms, and a journal for reflection. Use with Mentoring in Action, the companion guide for mentors!



Supporting Beginning Teachers

Supporting Beginning Teachers Author Tina H. Boogren
ISBN-10 9780983815242
Release 2012-11-23
Pages 184
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Give new teachers the time and professional guidance they need to become expert teachers. Investigate key research, and examine the four types of support—physical, emotional, instructional, and institutional—that are crucial during a teacher’s first year in the classroom. Discover essential strategies for K–12 mentors, coaches, and school leaders to develop an effective mentoring program schoolwide.



Mentor Courses

Mentor Courses Author Angi Malderez
ISBN-10 9780521562041
Release 1999-03-11
Pages 220
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This practical resource book provides a collection of materials for use on mentor courses. It presents a range of activities and processes for exploring the roles and duties of mentors and for developing and practicing the skills required. The book begins with a discussion of the Principles and practice of mentor courses. There then follow several chapters that provide a wide range of in-session activities. The final chapters provide suggestions and materials for projects and assignments.



Keeping Good Teachers

Keeping Good Teachers Author Marge Scherer
ISBN-10 9781416612636
Release 2003-12-19
Pages 237
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What attracts good teachers and keeps them in the profession? What makes schools better places for students to learn and for teachers to work? These questions are at the heart of Keeping Good Teachers. To answer them, many of the authors in this book have surveyed fellow educators to find out which practices and policies are most beneficial and practical to implement in schools. The book is divided into five sections: *Part I explores the extent of the teacher shortage and sets the context for studying it. *Part II concentrates on induction, tackling the issue of how new teachers should be introduced to their profession. *Part III looks at the issues of compensation, performance-based pay, career paths, national certification, and other ways to reward educators and make them feel valued. *Part IV describes the role of principals and administrators in sustaining teachers. *Part V discusses the needs and desires of master teachers. Like its predecessor A Better Beginning: Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers (ASCD 1999), Keeping Good Teachers is dedicated to all those who want to make their profession the best it can be by creating the conditions where good teachers can thrive.



Dimensions in Mentoring

Dimensions in Mentoring Author Susan Myers
ISBN-10 9789460918704
Release 2012-12-30
Pages 266
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This book provides practitioners, researchers, and those involved in mentoring activities insight into varying types of mentoring. It covers aspects of mentoring with preservice teachers, K-12 practitioners, academia, and professionals in public and private sectors. Other areas not typically covered include service learning, faculty and graduate student writing and research groups, undergraduate and graduate student mentoring groups, online programs for alternatively certified teachers, formal mentoring programs for marginalized and underrepresented populations, academic mentoring for tenured faculty, and mentoring support for administrators at all levels! A unique approach to mentoring, a variety of theoretical contexts and frameworks is presented and suggestions for discussions, assignments, and dialogue opportunities are offered at the end of each chapter. These suggestions are practical applications and implications for extending conversations among professionals and are easily transferable to a variety of professional development activities. While primarily intended for teacher educators, it is a complete guide for those in public education who are interested in professional development activities. The topics addressed are useful to those who are new to the field of mentoring and to those who support mentoring projects at any level. A unique approach to mentoring, a variety of theoretical contexts and frameworks is presented and suggestions for discussions, assignments, and dialogue opportunities are offered at the end of each chapter. These suggestions are practical applications and implications for extending conversations among professionals and are easily transferable to a variety of professional development activities. While primarily intended for teacher educators, it is a complete guide for those in public education who are interested in professional development activities. The topics addressed are useful to those who are new to the field of mentoring and to those who support mentoring projects at any level.



Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching Author Jim Knight
ISBN-10 9781452293349
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 256
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An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coaches Sidebars highlighting important information A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resources Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports



Educating Future Teachers Innovative Perspectives in Professional Experience

Educating Future Teachers  Innovative Perspectives in Professional Experience Author Jeana Kriewaldt
ISBN-10 9789811054846
Release 2017-09-04
Pages 248
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This book describes, problematises and theorises professional practice research in a range of Australian settings to provide evidence of robust, wide-ranging and contemporary approaches to professional experience in initial teacher education. It presents the latest research and evidence from those currently involved in innovative programmes designed to provide alternatives to meet local challenges during professional experience in teacher education. As the professional experience process is framed quite differently across Australian teacher education programmes, these cross-institutional accounts of collaboration, innovation and success make a major contribution to the field, both nationally and internationally. The book was developed from a research workshop funded by an Australian Association for Research in Education grant and organised by the Teacher Education Research and Innovation Special Interest Group.



Learning Targets

Learning Targets Author Connie M. Moss
ISBN-10 9781416614807
Release 2012-07-02
Pages 220
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In Learning Targets, Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart contend that improving student learning and achievement happens in the immediacy of an individual lesson--what they call "today's lesson"--or it doesn't happen at all. The key to making today's lesson meaningful? Learning targets. Written from students' point of view, a learning target describes a lesson-sized chunk of information and skills that students will come to know deeply. Each lesson's learning target connects to the next lesson's target, enabling students to master a coherent series of challenges that ultimately lead to important curricular standards. Drawing from the authors' extensive research and professional learning partnerships with classrooms, schools, and school districts, this practical book * Situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice. * Provides strategies for designing learning targets that promote higher-order thinking and foster student goal setting, self-assessment, and self-regulation. * Explains how to design a strong performance of understanding, an activity that produces evidence of students' progress toward the learning target. * Shows how to use learning targets to guide summative assessment and grading. Learning Targets also includes reproducible planning forms, a classroom walk-through guide, a lesson-planning process guide, and guides to teacher and student self-assessment. What students are actually doing during today's lesson is both the source of and the yardstick for school improvement efforts. By applying the insights in this book to your own work, you can improve your teaching expertise and dramatically empower all students as stakeholders in their own learning.



Enhancing Professional Practice

Enhancing Professional Practice Author Charlotte Danielson
ISBN-10 9781416605171
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 200
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Describes a framework for teaching based on the PRAXIS III criteria which identifies those aspects of a teacher's responsibilities that promote improved student learning; exploring twenty-two components, grouped into the four domains of planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.