"These mentoring tools allow me to have a reflective dialogue with teachers about their instruction that is unbiased, nonthreatening, and data driven. I use the tools daily. As my teachers evolve and advance in their practice, so do the tools."
—Amber Mieras, District Mentor, Union Elementary School District, Tolleson, AZ
"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. If you are designing a mentor program or if you need to revitalize the program you have, this book will be your primary guide."
—Elle Allison, President, Renewal Coaching
All the processes, strategies, and tools a mentor needs to support and retain new teachers!
Studies show that mentoring programs have a positive impact on the development and retention of new teachers. This field-tested and evidence-based resource is a complete kit that provides everything mentors need to support novice teachers on their journey to becoming confident, effective professionals.
Toolkit for Mentor Practice combines a set of diagnostic tools that capture what is happening in a new teacher′s classroom with a mentoring process that guides both mentor and mentee through transformational learning stages. The toolkit features:
A three-phase mentoring process that uses data collection and collaborative conversations to improve classroom practices
Information-gathering tools that reveal how new teachers interact with students, plan for instruction, design lessons, analyze student work, and differentiate instruction
Implementation guidelines that explain how to use each tool with beginning teachers
"Tools in Action" examples that illustrate how veteran mentors have used the tools with new teachers
This toolkit gives mentors all the forms and processes needed to guide new teachers as they develop and improve their instructional practice.