"The author has done an excellent job of highlighting the key aspects of a comprehensive induction program and offers rich examples across urban, rural, and suburban setting. Anyone interested in developing induction programs that both support and accelerate beginning teacher development should read this book.
—Ellen Moir, Executive Director
New Teacher Center, University of California, Santa Cruz
"State level policy makers can take a positive step forward by providing every district and school leader with a copy of this book. Expertly organized and written, Villani′s work provides answers to school leaders′ key questions regarding establishing a comprehensive induction/mentoring program. Readers will keep the book within reach as a most valued resource."
—Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director
National Staff Development Council
"A significant addition to the literature on mentoring in the education profession. This book provides various models of comprehensive programs implemented in school districts around the country and confirms the importance of mentoring to retain teachers, maintain consistency in academic programming, and develop a culture of continuous improvement in professional practice."
—Gail Connelly, Executive Director
National Association of Elementary School Principals
"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, this book addresses cultural competence, peer coaching, and retention of math, science, and special education teachers. 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
Establish a quality comprehensive mentoring program and improve teacher retention rates!
This updated edition of Mentoring Programs for New Teachers outlines mentors′ roles, mentor preparation, and the ways comprehensive mentoring programs support new teachers and educators. Readers will find:
- Descriptions of 18 successful real-world, comprehensive mentoring programs on the state, district, regional, and national level
- A list of 5 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