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Mentoring New Teachers Through Collaborative Coaching: Facilitation and Training Guide

By Kathy Dunne, Susan Villani


Designed for professional developers who work with mentors, the Facilitation and Training Guide can be used to recreate or customize the comprehensive mentoring program developed by WestEd’s Kathy Dunne and Susan Villani.

Activities are organized at two levels: (1) for working directly with mentor teachers and (2) for helping professional developers design their own mentor training programs. Each step-by-step activity includes a statement of purpose, facilitator notes, and all necessary handouts and overheads.

In addition to the hardcopy binder materials, a CD-ROM holds all customizable handouts and agendas as well as complete PowerPoint presentations. The materials in this guide supplement and expand upon the companion book, Mentoring New Teachers Through Collaborative Coaching: Linking Student and Teacher Learning.

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Resource Details

Product Information

ISBN: 978-0-914409-31-1
Copyright: 2007
Format: Binder
Pages: 300
Publisher: WestEd

Praise for this Resource

  • “Dunne and Villani are nationally recognized experts…their comprehensive approach provides the foundation for highly valuable professional learning both for mentors and beginning teachers.”

    Charlotte Danielson, Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching
  • “Grounded in education research and best practice…all the activities, scripts, and resources for designing and implementing effective mentor training sessions.”

    Elaine Pinckney, Former Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Education
  • “…strategies that enable mentors to support new teachers in becoming more intentional and skillful in their work.”

    Dennis Sparks, Executive Director, National Staff Development Council
  • “…rich practical resources, valuable tips, criteria for program design and assessment, systems of data gathering, and benefits to systems and teachers.”

    Robert Garmston, Center for Adaptive Schools
  • “Anyone interested in helping mentors succeed in mentoring and coaching new teachers should use these valuable resources.” 

    Cara Elmore, Organizational Specialist, National Education Association
  • “In our rural school, it is difficult to retain teachers. These materials are filled with great ideas and insights for supporting mentors and new teachers.”

    Rea Goklish, Assistant Principal, Seven Mile Elementary School, Whiteriver, Arizona
  • “Dunne and Villani have succeeded in creating a set of comprehensive resources that will meet the needs of professional developers, school administrators, and mentors.”

    Steve Kossakoski, Director, Seacoast Professional Development Center
  • “…has practitioners in mind, with step-by-step activities and resources such as focus questions, sample surveys, and developmental rubrics.” 

    Nancy Brennan, Coordinator, New York State Mentor Teacher Internship Program
  • “…field-tested methods and nuts-and-bolts resources that have proven highly successful in Maine during a two-year Title IIA teacher quality enhancement research grant.”

    Dan Conley, Distinguished Educator for Teacher Quality, Maine Department of Education