New teachers often struggle to apply their knowledge inreal-world settings, and the idea of mentoring these teachersduring their first years in the classroom has captured theimagination of schools all over the world. Drawn from theexperiences over the last twenty years of the New Teacher Center,the book illuminates the subtleties and struggles of becoming anexcellent, effective mentor. The book discusses the five bigtensions of mentoring: developing a new identity, developingtrusting relationships, accelerating teacher growth, mentoring inchallenging contexts, and learning leadership skills.Describes in-depth the most common challenges of the mentorrole A wonderful guide for both new and veteran mentors Includes engaging firsthand narratives written by mentorsworking in a variety of settings
This book is from the New Teacher Center, an organization whosehighly respected mentor training model has served over 50,000teachers nationwide. The New Teacher Center is dedicated toimproving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness ofteachers and school leaders through comprehensive mentoring andprofessional development programs.