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"The mentoring tools in this book allow me to have a reflective dialogue with teachers about their instruction that is unbiased, nonthreatening, and data driven. I use the various tools daily so that the needs of all my teachers are met. As my teachers evolve and advance in their practice, so do the tools I use with them."
"The data collection tools are eye-opening for both the beginning teacher and the mentor. The tools help mentors capture pertinent data, but they also sometimes reveal information you might not have looked for."
"Horn and Metler-Armijo have beautifully captured the reciprocal nature of the mentor and novice teacher relationship and the learning journey that occurs between them. The authors give us a thoughtful and practical model for designing mentor programs that accelerate the transformational process that moves people from being satisfied with efficiency and effectiveness to craving meaningful work that has far-reaching impact. If you are designing a mentor program or if you need to revitalize the program you have, this book will be your primary guide."
"Patty Horn and Kristin Metler-Armijo's compilation of prompts, journal records, and data collection tools are invaluable for creating a nonthreatening relationship with teachers and helping capture their strengths and areas of need. The prompts and data collection tools are crafted to guide teachers through their journey of professional development. The journal records are essential for maintaining the focus of the conversation on teaching standards and increased student achievement.
"Patty Horn and Kristin Metler-Armijo understand the variables that contribute to a successful mentor-mentee relationship, focusing on the importance of collaboration, reflective practice and trust. Their practical and user-friendly resources ensure novice teachers are supported without losing sight of student achievement as the ultimate goal."
This book has useful ideas which need to be adapted as it is based on mentoring in an American education system.