NEW BOOK!

Have you checked out my newest publication yet?

I want to share a bit about it:

Mentoring and Coaching: A Lifeline for Teachers in a Multicultural Setting (Gudwin and Salazar-Wallace, 2010, Corwin Press) is a hit!  You can see it at http://denisegudwin.com/publications/corwin-press/. Click on the book to go straight to Amazon if you would like to purchase. Or fo straight to Corwin Press at http://www.corwin.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book232859&

  • Real-life stories
  • Appendix full of reproducible resources
  • Tables and Figures for quick understanding
  • For both new teachers (1-3 years) and mentors, both K-12 settings and university courses
  • Case Study included

For a peek into the content, here’s a look at the Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Teacher-to-Teacher: Making a Difference

  • Teachers Making a Difference
  • Enhanced Personal Growth
  • Mentoring
  • From the Voice of Magda
  • From the Voice of Denise

Chapter 2: The Voice of the Struggling Teacher

  • Typical Stages of Teacher Development
  • Struggles
  • Joys
  • Managing Tips

Chapter 3: Teacher Leaders and Their Roles as Mentors

  • Teachers as Leaders
  • Mentoring
  • The Role of the Mentor
  • What Do the Voices of New Teachers Say About Mentors and Their Roles?
  • What We Now Know

Chapter 4: Characteristics of Effective Coaching

  • Components of Effective Coaching
  • Designs for Effective Peer-Coaching
  • The Art of Coaching
  • Coaching and Intergenerational and Cultural-Linguistic Differences

Chapter 5: Communication

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Listening in Intercultural Settings
  • Intergenerational Differences in Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Intercultural Communication and the Standards of the Profession

Chapter 6: Mentoring in a Large Multicultural Urban District: Induction Programs and a Case Study

  • What Does the Research Say About Retention of Beginning Teachers?
  • What an Induction Program Should Look Like
  • A Case Study

Chapter 7: Professional Development Through Learning Opportunities

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Development That Embraces Diversity
  • Facilitating Adult Learning Opportunities Effectively
  • Study Groups
  • Instructional Data Discussions
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Quality
  • Personal and Professional Growth

Chapter 8: Lessons Learned

  • What We Have Learned
  • What Are the Lessons Learned, and, Just as Important, From Whom Did We Learn Them?
  • From the Voices of Two Teachers
  • What Are the Connecting Threads Woven Into the Experiences of Successful Mentoring Relationships and Successful New Teachers

To my previous university students: This is for you!

To my seminar participants: This is for you!

For those of you who have asked, YES! I will sign your copy – email me your snail mail address for a personalized label at denisegudwinconsulting@gmail.com.

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