Amember of WestEd's Learning Innovations, Villani specializes in consulting and
professional development in the area of mentoring and induction programs for new teachers and principals, and in collaborative coaching training for math and
Author: Susan Villani
Publisher: Corwin Press
This updated edition presents 18 successful real-world programs, 5 factors for developing a comprehensive mentoring initiative, and new material for mentoring special education, math, and science teachers.
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 ...
Author: Hal Portner
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
The materials in this guide supplement and expand upon the companion book, "Mentoring New Teachers Through Collaborative Coaching: Linking Student and Teacher Learning."
Author: Kathy Dunne
Designed for professional developers who work with mentors, the Facilitation and Training Guide can be used to recreate or customize the comprehensive mentoring program developed by WestEd's Kathy Dunne and Susan Villani. Activities are organized at two levels: (1) for working directly with mentor teachers and (2) for helping professional developers design their own mentor training programs. Each step-by-step activity includes a statement of purpose, facilitator notes, and all necessary handouts and overheads. In addition to the hardcopy binder materials, a CD-ROM holds all customizable handouts and agendas as well as complete PowerPoint presentations. The materials in this guide supplement and expand upon the companion book,Mentoring New Teachers Through Collaborative Coaching: Linking Student and Teacher Learning.
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.
Author: Jean Boreen
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
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 for the mentor and the novice alike. The authors have incorporated the latest findings on all aspects of mentoring--from preparing to be a mentoring guide or coach to school culture and parent outreach. Mentoring Beginning Teachers, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and tested plan for helping mentors guide new teachers in moving beyond the basics of plan/teach/evaluate to a higher level of joint assessment and inquiry.
This book should be read not only by teachers and mentors but also by administrators, policy makers, and legislators." —Anna E. Richert, professor, Mills School of Education; director, Mills Teacher Scholars
a. Comprehensive. Mentoring. Program. Even with the best orientation and
induction plan, new teachers will benefit further from participation in a well-
planned mentoring program. Through mentoring, novice teachers receive the
support they ...
Author: Thomas A. Kersten
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Although administrators have many responsibilities, none is more critical to the school, student, and their personal success than the hiring, supervising, and evaluating teachers. The research evidence is clear. Excellent teachers make the difference in how well students achieve and how much schools improve. Personnel Priorities in Schools Today: Hiring, Supervising, and Evaluating Teachers, explores how to hire the best teachers available. Key features of this book include: Practical strategies to improve how you hire, supervise, and evaluate teachers Concrete examples that illustrate what successful administrators do to enhance their success Valuable insights into personnel issues building-level administrators regularly face Valuable advice from an experienced superintendent and assistant superintendent Strategies for supporting teachers to perform at their best Tips for using the evaluation process to raise performance expectations Advice on how to harness the power of a strong administrative team
Provide Support Programs for New Teachers: Mentoring and Induction The
strategy of supporting novice teachers ... and mentoring programs have grown in
popularity as one strategy to ease the transition of beginning teachers into full-
This book serves as a state-of-the-profession assessment in an era of top-down educational policy.
Author: Michael Strong
Larry Cubans How Teachers Taught has been widely acclaimed as a pathbreaking text on the history and evolution of classroom teaching. Now Cuban brings his great experience as a classroom teacher, superintendent, and researcher to this highly anticipated follow-up to his groundbreaking work. Focusing on three diverse school districts (Arlington, Virginia; Denver, Colorado; Oakland, California), Hugging the Middle offers an incisive portrayal of how teachers teach now. It is a revealing look at a range of current, workable pedagogical options educators are using to engage students while satisfying parents and policymakersoptions that succeed by creating hybrid practices that combine both teacher-centered approaches (e.g., mostly direct instruction, textbooks, lectures) with student-centered ones (e.g., team projects on real-world problems, independent learning, small-groupwork). This book serves as a state-of-the-profession assessment in an era of top-down educational policy.
High-performance mentoring. Thousand ... Motivating students and teachers in
an era of standards. Alexandria ... A benefit-cost analysis and five-year rate of
return of a comprehensive mentoring program for beginning gteachers.
Author: Mary Ann Blank
Publisher: Corwin Press
School and district leaders will discover how to develop, assess, and sustain a collaborative, team-based mentoring program that helps retain new teachers and improve student achievement.
aking Mentoring Work is a step-by-step guide to building or transforming your new teacher mentoring program into a powerful component of a comprehensive
induction system. Using the ideas and tools provided by this book, leaders can ...
Author: Emily Davis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Making Mentoring Work is a practical guide for school leaders interested in beginning or enhancing their mentoring programs for new teachers. Readers can use the mentoring program rubric to pre-assess their program and then choose the chapters that correspond to areas of growth.
Comprehensive Mentoring Programs that Support New Teachers, 2nd Ed.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Danielson, C. (2007). Enhancing
professional practice: Aframework for teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association of
Supervision and ...
Author: Susan Villani
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
Collaborative coaching is a process to enhance intentional practice and improve student learning and achievement. Building upon a foundation of mutual respect and inquiry, coaches support growth by asking questions that promote reflection, and in so doing they also learn about their own practice.This guide provides an overview of mindsets and skill sets essential to a successful coaching process. Susan Villani and Kathy Dunne provide practical information and effective strategies from the perspective of the “coaching partner” on topics such as: * Dimensions of Success * The Coaching Cycle * Norms of Collaboration * Data Gathering * A Continuum of Coaching Behaviors A critically important resource in an era where teacher supervision/evaluation is in the process of being transformed.
All at once and in real time, the new teacher must implement strategies learned in teacher preparation programs and during student-teaching experiences. ... The
answer lies in a purposeful and comprehensive mentoring program. We begin ...
Author: Tina H. Boogren
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
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.
Throughout this book there are sections devoted to the many reasons teachers
teach despite the ever-growing ... of a comprehensive mentoring program as new teachers, are much more likely to continue teaching (National Commission on ...
Author: Katy Farber
Publisher: Corwin Press
Learn why today’s best teachers are leaving—from the teachers themselves More talented teachers are leaving the profession than ever before. Drawing on in-depth interviews, Farber presents an in-the-trenches view of the classroom exodus and how schools can turn the tide, focusing on: Challenges to teacher endurance, including tight budgets, difficult parents, unsafe schools, inadequate pay, and lack of respect Strategies veteran teachers use to make sure the joys of teaching outweigh the frustrations Success stories from individual schools and districts that have found solutions to these challenges Recommendations for creating a school environment that fosters teacher retention
 Support programs among the nation's schools atlarge are considerably less extensive, for example: less ... One beginning teacherinher secondterm reported
that she hadnever yet hadhad anindividual meeting withher assigned mentor, ...
Author: E.D. Britton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Based on a three-year study, the authors describe how comprehensive teacher induction systems can both provide teacher support and promote learning more about how to teach. This book calls for re-thinking what teacher induction is about, whom it should serve, what the ‘curriculum’ of induction should be, and the policies, programs, and practices needed to deliver it.
However , most urban schools offer no comprehensive training or support for new teachers . Many states require mentoring programs for new teachers ; but more
often than not in urban schools , little mentoring of substance occurs if the ...
Author: Lois Weiner
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This bestselling guide to urban teaching has been updated and revised to reflect today's challenges, including testing pressures, inclusive classrooms, and helping second language learners. Lois Weiner, a highly regarded teacher with years of experience supervising new teachers in urban and suburban schools, provides invaluable "insider" recommendations for thriving in culturally diverse classrooms and coping with school realities ranging from overcrowded classes and a lack of appropriate materials to frustrating bureaucracy and school violence. This guide is an invaluable resource for teacher educators and essential reading for teachers at all grade levels.