The First Years Matter: Becoming an Effective Teacher (2nd ed.)

A Mentoring Guide for Novice Teachers

Carol Pelletier Radford,

The First Years Matter: Becoming an Effective Teacher: A Mentoring Guide for Novice Teachers
 

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Use this updated resource to prepare for your journey into teaching
 
Teaching is an ongoing learning process. Where do you begin? This newly revised and updated 2nd edition of The First Years Matter sheds light on what your first years are all about. Key actions steps and a flexible twelve-month curriculum - including July for reflection and planning - keeps you proactively prepared for the classroom. Use this book to collaborate more effectively with your mentor who may be using the companion text Mentoring in Action.
 
The First Years Matter includes a planning section, affirmations, and activities to help you master classroom management, instruction, assessment, goal setting, and more. Whether you’re a first year teacher or entering your second or third year, you’ll learn to mindfully

  • Align mentoring to your state or district evaluation standards
  • Integrate student voice to build a community of learners
  • Prepare for teacher observations and standardized testing
  • Apply mentoring lessons to differentiate instruction
  • Develop leadership opportunities
  • Gather evidence to document your progress

This updated version includes convenient QR codes and a robust companion website featuring videos, downloadable forms, and a journal for reflection. Start your teaching journey off right. Use this empowering book to become a competent and confident teacher! 

"I love the idea of having mentors and mentees work alongside each other with Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter, sharing their thoughts about challenges and successes each month and opening up a reflective dialogue."
Karen Mayotte, Grade 2 Classroom Teacher/ Co-coordinator Mentor Program
Nashoba Regional School District

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