A Life Saver for New Teachers: Mentoring Case Studies to Navigate the Initial Years

A Life Saver for New Teachers: Mentoring Case Studies to Navigate the Initial Years

by Richard E. Lange

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Overview

Navigating the initial years of teaching can be daunting yet exhilarating. While all new teachers want to do their best to help their students succeed, they also need to learn how to navigate the often bumpy road of education. This book contains interesting scenarios and case studies that ask the reader to solve everyday school situations, Teachers will have varied reactions to each case study as the scenarios are designed to challenge readers to decide:

What is the key issue?

Who would you go to for help?

What is your action plan to solve the situation?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610483766
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Richard E. Lange is an adjunct faculty member at National-Louis University, Chicago, Illinois and a staff development consultant for the Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Brandon Geuder is an English teacher at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois. Scott Scafidi is the assistant principal at Winston Campus Elementary School in Palatine, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Preface Brian Patrick Roach v

Foreword Bobb Darnell vii

1 Whose Job Is It Anyway? Defining the Roles of the Mentor and New Teacher: Data Analysis by Bradley Wadle, Northwestern University 1

2 So What's the Point? Some Commonsense Solutions 21

3 How Can We Make This Work? Mentors Overcoming Obstacles 31

4 Isn't My Mentor Supposed to Help Me? When Mentors and New Teachers Struggle to Connect with Each Other 53

About the Authors 97

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