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
- From the Voice of Magda
- From the Voice of Denise
Chapter 2: The Voice of the Struggling Teacher
- Typical Stages of Teacher Development
- Managing Tips
Chapter 3: Teacher Leaders and Their Roles as Mentors
- Teachers as Leaders
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.