You are here

Being Mentored

Being Mentored
A Guide for Proteges

May 2002 | 96 pages | Corwin
`This is the best book on how to ask for help and search out opportunities if you want to be an effective teacher' - Harry K Wong, Author, The First Days of Schools: How to Be An Effective Teacher , Wong Publications Inc 1991

Being Mentored is written for both potential teachers and mentors. It is a reference guide containing thought-provoking activities and opportunities for applying its principles to the reader's needs. The book offers suggestions for action and includes multiple resources of special interest to new teachers. Author Hal Portner, an experienced educator and mentor, covers each stage of the mentoring process from induction to reflection.

About the Author
1. Participate
Take the Initiative

Developing the Relationship Takes Time

Earn and Keep Your Mentor's Trust

Clarify Communication

2. Take Responsibility
Don't Wait, Instigate

Feedback and How to Receive It

When to Give Feedback

Mismatched Mentoring Relationships

Responsibility to Yourself

Responsibility to Others

Get to Know Your Principal

Clarify Ground Rules Early

3. Observe
Be an Objective Observer

What to Observe

Expand Your View

Don't Imitate, Create

4. Ask
Whom to Ask

Where to Ask

How to Ask

What to Ask For

Why Ask?

5. Chart Your Course
Find Out What You Don't Know

Set Priorities

Identify Resources

The Power of Planning

6. Network
Support From Collegial Groups

Guidelines for Support and Discussion Groups

Networking on the Internet

Working With College and University Professors and Cohorts

7. Take Informed Risks
Look Before You Leap

Should You or Shouldn't You?

Help the Risk Succeed

Risk With Conviction

8. Reflect
Keep a Professional Learning Journal

Guided Reflection

Focused Reflection

9. Give Back
Leave a Legacy

Be a Change Agent

Experienced Newcomers

The Gift of Renewal

Resource A: Internet Sites and Publications for New Teachers
Resource B: Professional Education Organizations and Their Web Pages
Resource C: Chatboard Exchange on the Internet

"This is the best book on how to ask for help and search out opportunities if you want to be an effective teacher."

Harry K. Wong, Author
The First Days of School: How to Be An Effective Teacher

"Being Mentored: A Guide for Protégés, is especially unique. Most books related to mentoring address the mentors or the mentoring program instead of the mentee."

Mentoring and Tutoring, Vol. 13, Issue 1, 2005

Hal Portner

Hal Portner is a former K-12 teacher and administrator. He was assistant director of the Summer Math Program for High School Women and Their Teachers at Mount Holyoke College, and for 24 years he was a teacher and then administrator in two Connecticut public school districts. From 1985 to 1995, he was a member of the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Bureau of Certification and Professional Development, where, among other responsibilities, he served as coordinator of the Connecticut Institute for Teaching and Learning and worked closely with school districts to develop and carry out professional development and teacher evaluation... More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9780761945536
ISBN: 9780761945529