The Active Mentor
Practical Strategies for Supporting New Teachers
- Ron Nash - Ron Nash and Associates, LLC
Foreword by Kay Burke
Mentoring | Staff Supervision/Evaluation/Retention | Teacher Induction
As an internationally known teaching coach, Nash builds on his teacher training expertise to show how teacher mentoring—when done well—holds promise for fostering teacher retention and increasing the effectiveness and satisfaction of new teachers. This book goes beyond topics commonly found in coaching and mentoring books to stress the importance of training new teachers to employ the active classroom principles that ensure student engagement and achievement.
"This book is for any school developing its own mentoring program or looking to improve an existing one. The program shows everyone how to take responsibility for helping newly hired educators develop into practitioners who continuously reflect on and improve their teaching skills."
"Ron Nash delivers clear compass points to follow for all those committed to successful new teacher induction programming."
"Ron Nash weaves storytelling and realistic dialogue to set the stage for what mentors should model for new teachers to help them gain the confidence they need. This should be required reading for all administrators, mentors, coaches, teachers, and professional developers."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Need for Heroes