An Administrator's Guide to Better Teacher Mentoring by William L. FibkinsAn Administrator's Guide to Better Teacher Mentoring by William L. Fibkins

An Administrator's Guide to Better Teacher Mentoring

byWilliam L. Fibkins

Paperback | April 16, 2011

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This book address a major gap in the current mentoring programs at the secondary level. Staff development resources are often concentrated on helping new teachers be successful in their early school experience. Yes, a good idea, but a limited vision. Meanwhile many veteran teachers go without the mentoring assistance they need to be effective classroom teachers. While a few become mentors themselves, many veteran teachers just settle, slowly giving up, and become at risk of failure, burnout, and thinking only of retirement. This book is a call to school superintendents, building administrators, department chairs, school board members, union leaders, parent leaders, and teacher educators to address the need to provide ongoing mentoring for all teachers.
William L. Fibkins is an author, consultant, trainer, conference presenter, and he has lead a number of successful secondary school reforms projects at the middle, junior high, and high school levels. He holds degrees in counselor education and school administration from Syracuse University. His experience includes director guidance; s...
Title:An Administrator's Guide to Better Teacher MentoringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.17 × 6.13 × 0.62 inPublished:April 16, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607096773

ISBN - 13:9781607096771

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1 The Pressing Need for Administrators to Take on a Mentoring Role Chapter 2 2 A Vision of the Competent Master Teacher Chapter 3 3 Characteristics of the Effective Mentor Chapter 4 4 How Administrators Can Assess Their Mentoring Skills Chapter 5 5 Selecting and Training the Mentoring Team Chapter 6 6 The Mentoring Team in Action Chapter 7 7 Utilizing Mentoring to Jump Start the No Teacher Left Behind Era Chapter 8 8 Utilizing Mentoring to Provide a Second Act for Veteran Teachers Chapter 9 9 Serving as a Mentor without a Formal Mentoring Program Chapter 10 10 Making the Case for a Whole-School Mentoring Program

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An Administrator's Guide to Better Teacher Mentoring calls for mentoring both novice and veteran teachers. Informed by years of experience in the public schools, this research-based book reveals Dr. Fibkins' engagement in the trenches of American education. 'The key to bringing about an era of no teacher left behind,' says Fibkins, 'lies with involving veteran teachers.' Filled with personal anecdotes and observations. this Guide provides support for administrators and teachers interested in changing a school's culture.