A Life Saver for New Teachers: Mentoring Case Studies to Navigate the Initial Years
Navigating the initial years of teaching can be daunting yet exhilarating. While all new teachers want to do their best to help their students succeed, they also need to learn how to navigate the often bumpy road of education. This book contains interesting scenarios and case studies that ask the reader to solve everyday school situations. Teachers will have varied reactions to each case study as the scenarios are designed to challenge readers to decide: What is the key issue? Who would you go to for help? What is your action plan to solve the situation? This book guides new teachers through difficult situations towards viable solutions. Great care has been taken to relate real life stories from classroom and school situations. New teachers and mentors alike will have ample opportunity to read compelling stories and decide on the best ways to resolve these every day challenges of school life.
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CHAPTER 2 So Whats the Point? SOME COMMONSENSE SOLUTIONS
CHAPTER 3 How Can We Make This Work? MENTORS OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
CHAPTER 4 Isnt My Mentor Supposed to Help Me? WHEN MENTORS AND NEW TEACHERS STRUGGLE TO CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER
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