Mentoring Novice Teachers

Author: Debra Eckerman Pitton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483362035
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Author: Denise M. Gudwin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273103
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Author: Debra Eckerman Pitton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475825153
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Author: Andrea M. Kent
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641131063
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Supervision for Today s Schools

Author: George E. Pawlas
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470087587
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A highly respected overview of the field of instructional supervision that covers the three domains of supervision: instructional development, curriculum development, and staff development. The authors adhere to the beliefs that supervisors should look at teaching before looking at the teacher, and that the supervisor should look at the classroom and school environment within the context of instruction. Continuing in approach and philosophy as previous editions, the Eighth Edition will continue to lean toward practice, with heavy emphasis on the supervisor's responsibilities as an instructor.

Talking About Race

Author: Steven Grineski
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579225624
Format: PDF
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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.

Educating Future Teachers Innovative Perspectives in Professional Experience

Author: Jeana Kriewaldt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811054843
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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.

Preparing a Professional Portfolio

Author: Bradley V. Balch
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205467204
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A practical hands-on guide, Preparing a Professional Portfolio: A School Administrator's Guide, offers a dynamic, developmental and standards-based approach to professional portfolio development for educational leadership. This guide will facilitate the reader's development and completion of a meaningful portfolio while also presenting enhanced explanations of each of the ISLLC Standards so that the reader can find deeper meaning in the standards and implement them in authentic ways. This guide fills a serious void with regard to information and guidelines on portfolios and standards-based licensing requirements for both building level and district level administrators. It can be used as a supplemental guide in administrative courses or as a text for independent study or internship courses. This guide is also useful for practicing school leaders pursuing licensure renewal and for aspiring leaders building job-placement credentials.

Mentoring New Teachers

Author: Hal Portner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280649
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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