Mentoring Teachers Toward Excellence: Supporting and Developing Highly Qualified Teachers
Teacher mentoring has some of its most profound effects when designed for seasoned teachers. These teachers, well over the initial hurdles of learning classroom management and subject-area content, face the opportunity to become master teachers or the danger of stalling out.
Among the most accomplished teachers in the country are those who have received National Board certification.
This book tells stories from 13 mentors who worked with teachers involved in the National Board certification process. The “cases” they narrate illuminate the challenges and rewards of mentoring experienced teachers, whether in collegial groups or one on one.
Teacher leaders and professional developers, as well as mentors and candidates in the National Board certification process, will find much to reflect on in these well-told instances of teachers challenging themselves professionally and personally.
The cases, each complemented with commentaries and facilitation notes, can structure rich individual or collegial learning about how to support and achieve fulfilling teacher professionalism.
Praise for this Resource
“A picture of how teachers can learn to challenge one another to reach standards of excellence in their work.“From the forward by Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Brandeis University
“very readable, highly informative, and extremely well organized.”Education Book Reviews, 10/31/2007
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