Mentoring Beginning Teachers, Second Edition: Guiding, Reflecting, Coaching by Donna Niday
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I chose to read this book because I am a mentor for a new teacher this year. I felt that this book would be helpful in addition to the training that I receive from my school district. I found, surprisingly, that this book is *really* good! Most times I might turn my nose up at a book like this however I found it hard to stop reading at times.
The most enjoyable part of this book for me was the writing style itself. The writers were wonderful about introducing a topic, such as how to get your administrators to support you, and then they would role play dialogue to help solve the problem. Then a short summary would follow that would wrap up the most important points.
The topics covered were very beneficial to a mentor teacher, whether the protege is a student teacher or a brand new teacher with no prior experience. I had a wonderful mentor when I started teaching and I hope to impart part of his wisdom into the mentoring of my new teacher.
I feel more confident now that I've read this book and I'll be recommending it to the curriculum director in my school district for all mentor teachers to read!
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