The First Year Matters Being Mentored.....in Action

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-30
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This companion toMentoring in Actionby Carol Pelletier is designed to be a month-by-month guide for first year teachers. They can use it to plan their monthly meetings with their teacher mentor, set meeting dates for the month with other new teachers, think about how they will connect with mentors, support groups, and other available resources, select activities for discussion, write journal entries that reflect about the present month, and set goals for the next. At the end of the year, the completed guide will serve as a road map for their second year of teaching. It can also be used to document their activities for the purpose of getting their teaching license. For student teachers and first year educators.

Author Biography

Carol Pelletier Radford is the Program Director for a Transition to Teaching federal grant, which is located in the Center for University, School and Community Partnerships at the University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth.  She received her Ed.D. from Harvard University in 1996 where she focused her studies on teacher professional development and the role of the cooperating

teacher in preparing pre-service teachers. In more than twenty years as a public school teacher, she has received numerous teacher leadership awards, among them the prestigious Christa McAuliffe Fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. She is the author of four books: Techniques and Strategies for Coaching Student Teachers, Strategies for Successful Student Teaching, Touch the Future: TEACH!, and Mentoring in Action:A Month-by-Month Curriculum for Mentors and Their New Teachers. For the past thirteen years, she has worked as the Director of Practicum Experiences and Teacher Induction at Boston College. In her current position at the University of Massachusetts, she teaches graduate courses for district mentors and is actively engaged in preparing prospective math and science teachers for New Bedford and Fall River schools.


Visiit carolpelletierradford.com to learn more.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Letter to YOU the new teacher!
Being inducted into the teaching profession
Year 1 What is Induction?
Building a Relationship With Your Mentor
INTASC Principles and How They Relate to You Being Mentoredhellip;In ACTION?
What Does that Mean?
Month By Month Mentoring: Reflection and Quality Discussions
Why Do We Need a Mentoring Curriculum?
A Month By Month Framework for Reflection and Discussions
Plan Connect Act Reflect Set Goals
August:Orientation to the School & Community: Space, Procedures, Resources, Values, and Culture REFLECT
Journal Entry PLAN
Being Mentoredhellip;in Action(Questions, Organizer, Planner, Calendar) CONNECT
People, readings, professional associations, resources, and technology
ACT Organize a New Teacher Support
Group Select activities from the menu for quality reflection and discussions
ACT #1 What Do You Bring To Teaching?
ACT #2 Getting to Know Your Mentor
ACT #3 Goals and Expectations for the Mentoring Experience
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