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A better beginning : supporting and mentoring new teachers

Author: Marge Scherer
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©1999.
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How can we help new teachers succeed in the classroom? Given high attrition rates and increasing teacher shortages, attracting new teachers and helping them thrive are among the most important challenges that schools face. A Better Beginning: Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers lays out the fundamentals for helping new teachers succeed in the schools of the next century: What Do New Teachers Need?; Creating an  Read more...
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Better beginning.
Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©1999
(DLC) 99006859
(OCoLC)42289681
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marge Scherer
ISBN: 0871207702 9780871207708 9780871209283 0871209284 9781416600701 1416600701
OCLC Number: 51733636
Notes: "ASCD stock no. 199236"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents: New teacher's world : not your grandmother's classroom / Marge Scherer --
Beyond support : taking new teachers seriously as learners / Sharon Feiman-Nemser [and others] --
Easing the way for new teachers / Joan Montgomery Halford --
Stages of a teacher's first year / Ellen Moir --
Induction : the first five days / Sandra Martin and Kathryn Robbins --
First things first : how to set up an induction program / Annette Breaux --
Elements of a supportive induction program / Aileen Heidkamp with Janet Shapiro --
Creating conditions for teacher success / Barb Knudsen and Sue Zapf --
Mentors matter / Mary Brooks --
Mentoring the mentors / Anne Coppenhaver and Laurel Schaper --
Baltimore takes mentoring to the next level / Tom Ganser, Mary Jacqe Marchione, and Arlene K. Fleischmann --
"I am so excited!" : mentoring the student teacher / Anna K. Schriever --
How to help a new teacher by being a buddy / Annette Ehrlich Lakein --
Get on the team : an alternative mentoring model / Randall L. Turk --
Combining mentoring and assessment in California / Bob Schultz --
Support program with heart : the Santa Cruz project / Ellen Moir, Janet Gless, and Wendy Baron --
How can new teachers become the best? / Ann L. Wood --
Developing a common language and spirit / John G. Conyers, Bob Ewy, and Linda Vass --
Every classroom, every day : a professional development plan / Barbara Moore. Encouraging innovation in an age of reform / Jeffrey Frykholm and Margaret R. Meyer --
Linguistic coaching : helping beginning teachers defeat discouragement / Paul Caccia --
Videoconference connection / Ted Scott Henson and Kay Slattery Shapiro --
Resurrecting hope : knowing the facts, imagining the future / Anna Ershler Richert --
Preparing to teach in holistic classrooms / Kristin Guest and Jeffrey Anderson --
Keeping good teachers : lessons from novices / Catherine M. Brighton --
What teachers like (and don't like) about mandated induction programs / Rob Danin and Margaret A. Bacon --
Best lessons : learning to teach in a supportive context / Debra M. Sullivan --
Helping new teachers keep the light in their eyes / Beth Hurst and Ginny Reding --
Ask not what your school can do for you, but what you can do for you / Lisa Renard.
Responsibility: edited by Marge Scherer.

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How can we help new teachers succeed in the classroom? Given high attrition rates and increasing teacher shortages, attracting new teachers and helping them thrive are among the most important challenges that schools face. A Better Beginning: Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers lays out the fundamentals for helping new teachers succeed in the schools of the next century: What Do New Teachers Need?; Creating an Induction Program; Making Mentoring Meaningful; Planning Comprehensive Teacher Support; Improving Instruction and Communication; and Listening to Teachers. Each section features thoughtful chapters from educational leaders. With her colleagues, Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, outlines how best to develop professionals rather than simply induct new teachers into the profession. Ellen Moir, from the New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz, explains the stages that first-year teachers typically undergo. And English teacher Lisa Renard shows how new teachers can take a positive, proactive approach to their early professional years. The anthology offers views and perspectives of those whose job descriptions include the phrase mentor of new teachers. From how to coach for competency to how to maintain commitment and enthusiasm, A Better Beginning: Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers provides veteran and new teachers fresh insights into best practices and programs for tomorrow's teachers.

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