"This is the book for administrators who want to retain their novice teachers and strengthen their pedagogical abilities to ensure student success. Blank and Kershaw provide the complete guide to planning, initiating, managing, and solving the dilemmas associated with mentoring."
—Dave F. Brown, Coauthor, What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know
"Blank and Kershaw have put together a handbook that should be on the desktop of anyone managing an induction program, preparing mentors, or serving in a mentoring role themselves."
—Kenneth R. Howey, Research Professor
University of Cincinnati
Transform intermittent one-on-one teacher mentoring into systematic, school-based new teacher support!
High-quality mentoring can have a direct, positive impact on instructional and student success when school-based teams of administrators and teacher leaders work together to promote shared ownership for new teacher success.
Mentoring as Collaboration shows school and district leaders how to develop a collaborative, team-based mentoring program that helps retain new teachers, improve student achievement, and boost school performance. Mary Ann Blank and Cheryl A. Kershaw present a practical, field-tested model that clearly defines roles, expectations, and experiences for new teachers, mentors, and school leaders and builds on the research on effective teaching, leadership, and organizational development. Administrators and teacher leaders in any school or district can use this comprehensive how-to guide to:
- Develop, assess, and sustain mentoring programs
- Attract and retain talented teachers
- Develop teacher leaders
- Create energized learning communities
With step-by-step guidelines and real-world scenarios, this resource provides all the structures, policies, and practices that school and district leaders need to establish a systematic mentoring program to help beginning teachers develop confidence, competence, and professional skills.