The Mentoring Year: A Step-by-Step Program for Professional Development

The Mentoring Year: A Step-by-Step Program for Professional Development
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Promote key characteristics of good mentors; support the needs of new teachers; generate reflection and collaboration. Along with strategies for these mentoring essentials, this program adds critical focus on student learning. Overflowing with rubrics for measuring growth towards best practice, checklists, tools and templates, this program provides every needed element for first-year induction. Further, it provides deep resources to support multi-year professional development and preparation for National Board Certification. Ready-to-go seminars for mentor/mentee communities focus on important themes including assessment, classroom management, instruction, goals, writing a professional development plan, standards, and curriculum. Agendas, timetables, activities, and clear responsibilities for all participants save time and support success. Grounded in The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, this program works in any school, district, or state to build expert teachers and lift the level of professionalism throughout the learning community.

Resources and special features:

  • Encourages a learning community, team building approach
  • Includes complete plans and materials for mentor/mentee seminars
  • Designed for flexible use either sequentially or around local priorities
  • Depth and adaptability for use as preservice text, new teacher mentoring, and extended professional development.
  • Mentee/Mentor, Administrator, and Coordinator Checklists