In looking for best practices regarding mentorship, who better to ask than educational professionals who have walked the road before us? These 6 mentors describe their favorite resources for mentorship.
The nuts and bolts of mentorship should not be overshadowed by the emotional support mentorship entails. This article addresses 8 areas where excellent mentors build into the emotional and psychological health of new teachers.
A must-read book that colorfully and practically supports teachers in setting up their classroom management and procedures for optimal student achievement and teacher effectiveness. Every teacher, whether new or a veteran, should read this book!
This excellent article details many of the specific reasons why teachers quit or stay. The mentor should be aware of the areas where they can have a meaningful influence on teacher retention. This post is a great starting point for thinking about how you can make a difference with new teachers.
Poor working conditions and low salaries have contributed to a sobering rate of teachers who quit within their first five years of teaching. Recognizing the problem is the first step to addressing it the best you can as a teacher leader.