Comprehensive Mentoring Programs for New Teachers: Models of Induction and Support (2nd Revised edition)

Comprehensive Mentoring Programs for New Teachers: Models of Induction and Support (2nd Revised edition)

By: Susan Villani (editor)Hardback

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This revised edition by mentoring expert Susan Villani examines comprehensive mentoring programs for new teachers and provides in-depth examples of successful program models. The book describes the roles of mentors, the ways mentors support new teachers and educators, and mentor preparation, and offers five factors to consider when developing a comprehensive mentoring program. Administrators and staff development leaders will find detailed descriptions of 18 real-world mentoring programs, including: state, district, regional, and national programs; programs that support new special education teachers; programs specifically for math and science teachers; and, a collaborative program involving three institutions. The book also offers a rubric on seven components of comprehensive mentoring programs for readers to use in assessing their own settings and thinking more about which aspects of their program they would like to enhance or develop.

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Susan Villani has been training teachers and administrators to become more effective instructors and leaders for over 30 years. A member of WestEd's Learning Innovations, Villani specializes in consulting and professional development in the area of mentoring and induction programs for new teachers and principals, and collaborative coaching training for math and literacy coaches, as well as mentors. Villani has worked with thousands of new and experienced teachers and administrators who have reported improvement in their practice and heightened job satisfaction, resulting in improved academic performance of tens of thousands of students. Villani chaired the Teacher Quality Initiative of the New York Comprehensive Center. Also, as coordinator for Project ACROSS (Alternative Certification Route with On-going Support Systems), Villani has worked with over 100 New Hampshire teachers seeking alternative certification and with their mentors. She also worked with district educators through two technology support teacher centers that enhance teacher effectiveness for New Hampshire teachers. Villani consulted with and provided professional development for Maine educators to design and implement a statewide new-teacher mentoring program linked to the new Maine Teaching Standards. In collaboration with the New York State Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, she helped districts and other service providers meet the new state law requiring mentoring programs for new teachers. Such work helps increase teacher retention and quality. Villani also works with school principals and district administrators throughout the East Coast to help them enrich their practice and heighten their effectiveness with faculty and staff. Embedded in all of Villani's work is a commitment to help all educators be culturally proficient, thereby being sensitive to and addressing the needs of all students and their families, as well as school and consulting staff. Villani is the author of Are You Sure You're the Principal? Guiding New and Aspiring Leaders, and Mentoring and Induction Programs That Support New Principals. In 2007, Villani coauthored, with Kathy Dunne, Mentoring New Teachers Through Collaborative Coaching: Linking Teacher and Student Learning and the accompanying facilitation and training guide. Villani frequently presents at national and regional conferences. Prior to joining WestEd in 2000, Villani was a school principal for 21 years and served as an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University for more than 10 years. She received a BA in business administration from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, an MEd in elementary education from Tufts University, and an EdD in educational administration from Northeastern University.


Foreword by Charlotte Danielson Preface Part I. Supporting New Teachers to Accelerate Their Effectiveness and Keep Them in the Profession 1. Addressing the Needs of New Teachers and Supporting Their Learning Major Causes of the Shortage of Teachers Impact of High Teacher Turnover on Students Financial Cost of High Teacher Turnover Induction and Mentoring Programs Improve Teacher Retention Defining Induction, Mentoring, and Comprehensive Mentoring Programs The Needs of New Teachers Five Phases Experienced by First-Year Teachers 2. A Closer Look at Mentoring Mentors: Supporters, Guides, and Sometimes Reformers The Mentor's Role Ways Mentors Support New Teachers Mentor Preparation Stages of Mentor Growth Professional Development That Addresses the Varied Needs of New Teachers Benefits of Comprehensive Mentoring Programs to the Entire School Community 3. Factors to Consider While Thinking About Program Development Goals Funding Roles of Shareholders Mentors Principals School Staff Coordinators/Steering Committee Collaboration Inside and Outside New Teacher Evaluation and Confidentiality Part II. Charts of Program Highlights, Commentary, and Program Descriptions 4. District Programs Glendale, AZ Oconee, GA Muscatine, IA Dover-Sherborn, MA Vicksburg Community Schools, MI Saint Paul, MN Rochester City, NY Columbus, OH 5. State Programs California - BTSA- Stockton Unified School District Connecticut - BEST- North Haven High School State of New Jersey 6. Regional or National Efforts to Specifically Support New Mathematics and Science Teachers EDC eMSS NNECN 7. District and University Programs That Support New Special Education Teachers Fairfax County - Great Beginnings Special School District, St. Louis University of Hawaii 8. Collaboration Between Three Institutions to Support New Teachers Georgia State and NCTAF Part III. Now What? 9. Developing a Comprehensive Mentoring Program Appendices Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412966122
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412966122
  • weight: 885
  • ISBN10: 1412966124
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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