Effective Mentoring: Critical to the Professional Development of First Year Physical Educators
- Fostering Leadership Through Mentoring. Moir, Ellen; Bloom, Gary // Educational Leadership;May2003, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p58
Provides information on the Santa Cruz New Teacher Project mentoring program in California. Objectives of the project; Selection and professional development process for teachers; Role of mentors as school leaders.
- New teacher support. Wiebke, Kathy; Bardin, Joe // Journal of Staff Development;Winter2009, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p34
The article focuses on how teacher support programs can increase retention and improve performance of new teachers. One type of program that supports new teachers is comprehensive induction which, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2004, should consist of factors such as...
- Teacher Vulnerability and Teachability: A Case Study of a Mentor and Two Interns. Bullough Jr., Robert V. // Teacher Education Quarterly;Spring2005, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p23
Presents a study on the vulnerability of mentoring beginning teachers in the U.S. Pattern of mentoring beginning teachers; Role of mentors in the development of beginning teachers; Attitudes of teacher toward teaching in the mood of vulnerability.
- The Mismatched Application of Evaluation. DOMENECH, DANIEL A. // School Administrator;Mar2014, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p43
The author offers a perspective on the mismatched application of teacher evaluation in school districts. He discusses the significant role of the professional development of teachers in the success of their career, and the correlation between teachers' rankings and their end-of-year evaluation...
- SUPERINTENDENT'S COMMENTARY: A Leadership Focus on Teacher Effectiveness: Support for Novice Teachers. Kealy, Mary V. // Journal of Special Education Leadership;Mar2010, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p52
In this article the author reflects on the importance of providing adequate support for novice special education teachers in order to promote teacher effectiveness. She argues that school district administrators must demonstrate a commitment to supporting new teachers in order to increase...
- What Helps Beginning Teachers? Gilbert, Linda // Educational Leadership;May2005, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p36
Reports on a survey by the district partners in the Georgia Systemic Teacher Education Program about what helped new teachers in their profession. Strategies used by the new teachers to adopt to the work environment; Effect of mentoring on the performance of the new teachers; Interventions made...
- The Story of Mentoring Novice Teachers in New York. Roff, Kimberly A. // Journal of Educational Research & Practice;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p31
This case study addressed a gap in literature by focusing on how teachers perceived the impact of mentoring programs on the support and collaboration of first-year teachers. A qualitative case study design was conducted using semistructured interviews and documents. A sample of 16 teachers from...
- Fanning First-Year Fires. // NEA Today;Oct98, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p23
Provides information on the New Teacher Assistance Program (N-TAP) created by Sue Pennington with other veteran master teachers for the El Reno District in Oklahoma. Details on the program; Importance of the proximity of the teachers in mentoring match-ups; Reason the program was created.
- Building a Network of Support for New Teachers. Wilkins, Elizabeth A.; Clift, Renee T. // Action in Teacher Education;Winter2006, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p25
In response to the high attrition rate of new teachers, more and more induction programs are being implemented across the country. Current financial constraints, coupled with no systematic way to coordinate resources across schools and state organizations, present a challenge to many small or...