"A must-read for anyone interested in ensuring the ongoing effectiveness of teacher induction and mentoring. Sweeny mentors the reader by sharing details from his two decades of developing and leading high-impact mentoring programs. I've improved my own effectiveness by employing these insightful strategies."
—Hal Portner, Educational Consultant
Author of Mentoring New Teachers
"Offers many suggestions and guiding principles for organizing mentoring programs and succinctly addresses many complex issues of program development and interpersonal relationships in mentoring roles. There is so much information in an easy-to-read, direct presentation."
—Lori Helman, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Develop a high-impact training and mentoring program that strengthens teacher and student performance!
While resources are abundant for helping the mentor and the new teacher, very little has been written to guide the leaders of teacher and mentor development. In Leading the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program, Second Edition, Barry W. Sweeny provides an effective, proven model for developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining an induction and mentoring program that results in highly qualified teachers.
A nationally known mentoring expert, the author offers comprehensive guidance and a wealth of practical strategies that allow leaders to support mentors and novice teachers and to promote school improvement and professional development initiatives. Extensively revised to include the latest research, this second edition:
- Presents step-by-step directions for each part of the program development and implementation process
- Links induction and mentoring to districtwide goals for improved teaching practice and increased student achievement
- Includes sample schedules, templates, and reproducible forms
- Provides solid recommendations for avoiding pitfalls and increasing program effectiveness
Ideal for principals, district administrators, teacher trainers, and mentor leaders, this resource offers essential tools for designing and implementing a new induction and mentoring program or improving an existing one.