Mentoring Novice Teachers
Fostering a Dialogue Process
- Debra Eckerman Pitton - Gustavus Adolphus College, USA
Mentoring | Teacher Induction
Mentoring Novice Teachers: Fostering a Dialogue Process focuses on building the knowledge, skills, and competencies mentors need in order to effectively support and guide new teachers. The book examines roles in mentoring relationships, presents strategies that foster trust and open communication, and offers practical ideas for addressing the specific needs of novice teachers. Reflections, discussion prompts, and role-plays are incorporated throughout the book to increase the mentor's awareness and promote positive and effective interactions between mentors and beginning teachers.
Enhancements to the second edition include:
o A facilitator's guide that outlines how to use this book in mentor training
o Expanded coverage of mentoring strategies and processes
o Updated research about effective mentoring and communication
o A stronger focus on the implications of mentoring individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences
This unique resource blends theory and practice in a format that meets the needs of mentors and facilitates a powerful means of support for novice teachers.
"Thorough, comprehensive, and well thought-out. The author provides an important addition to the growing number of publications about mentoring, focusing on the content of mentor training and development. I like the way content is conveyed in a constructivist mode through the means of group dialogue, while at the same time allowing for individual reflection."
"This practical and comprehensive guide to the complex work of new teacher mentoring is a real contribution to the field."