Comprehensive Mentoring Programs for New Teachers: Models of Induction and Support, Second Edition

By Susan Villani

Description

This new, updated edition of Mentoring Programs for New Teachers: Models of Induction and Support contains the most current and practical information that will help you establish a quality comprehensive mentoring program and improve teacher retention rates. Based on over 30 years of experience working with thousands of new and experienced teachers and administrators, Senior Program Associate at WestEd Susan Villani outlines mentors’ roles, mentor preparation, and the ways comprehensive mentoring programs support new teachers and educators. In this resource, you will find:

  • Descriptions of 18 successful, real-world, comprehensive mentoring programs on the state, district, regional, and national level
  • A list of five factors to consider when developing a comprehensive mentoring initiative
  • A rubric based on seven components of comprehensive mentoring programs
  • New material for supporting special education, math, and science teachers
  • Resources to use in program development or revision

Villani is author of many articles, books, and guides, including Mentoring New Teachers Through Collaborative Coaching Set, coauthored with Kathy Dunne.

Resource Details

Product Information

ISBN: 978-1-4129-6613-9
Copyright: 2009
Format: Trade Paper
Pages: 240
Publisher: Corwin Press

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Praise for this Resource

  • “State-level policy makers can take a positive step forward by providing every district and school principal with a copy of this expertly organized and well-written book. Educators will find answers to most of their key questions regarding establishing an induction and mentoring program.”

    Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, National Staff Development Council
  • “State-level policy makers can take a positive step forward by providing every district and school principal with a copy of this expertly organized and well-written book. Educators will find answers to most of their key questions regarding establishing an induction and mentoring program.”

    Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, National Staff Development Council
  • “Susan Villani has done an excellent job of highlighting the key aspects of a comprehensive induction program. We spend billions of dollars on recruitment and then offer new teachers a sink-or-swim experience. Villani makes a convincing case for comprehensive induction programs and offers rich examples across urban, rural, and suburban settings. This is a practical guide that offers a solid background on the latest research findings. The nation’s new teachers deserve the best instructional programs to accelerate their development.”

    Ellen Moir, Executive Director, New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • “Susan Villani presents comprehensive mentoring programs as catalysts for school improvement and reflective practice. With a wealth of tools and models for establishing effective programs, Villani also addresses cultural competence, peer coaching, and retention of math, science, and special education teachers. Following Villani’s framework will strengthen professional learning communities and improve the effectiveness of our most valuable resource—teachers.”

    Mary Forte Hayes, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • “This book provides various models of comprehensive programs implemented in school districts around the country. It confirms the importance of mentoring to retain teachers, maintain consistency in academic programming, and develop a culture of continuous improvement in professional practice. This book is a significant addition to the literature on mentoring in the education profession.”

    Gail Connelly, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals