The examples are drawn from the author’s experience teaching English as a Second Language, but the advice is applicable to anyone in the classroom.
Chris Mares is a teacher, teacher trainer, and writer. He currently directs the Intensive English Institute at the University of Maine in the USA. He is an avid writer, reader, cook, and outdoorsman who likes nothing better than a long walk in the woods of Maine with his dog. He has lived and worked in England, Japan, France, and Israel.
Easy-to-use format:The book is divided into seven secrets shared by highly effective teachers. Each secret is then divided into seven parts filled with practical information on why the secret matters and how to implement it effectively.?
Reflection questions:At the end of each section, there are seven questions to help you determine whether you have mastered each secret.
Bonus lists: This special new section contains lists on the qualities of effective teaching and why these qualities matter. These lists can be copied and used during book studies, PLC meetings, or staff meetings to provoke thoughtful discussions and enhance teaching and learning.
Study guide:A study guide is available to help you extend your learning independently or with colleagues. www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138783621
Companion website:For more inspiring, informative books from Todd and Annette, check out our special site, www.routledge.com/cw/breaux, going live this summer.
Throughout the book, you’ll find practical examples and heartfelt advice to encourage you as you implement the seven secrets. As you improve your teaching, you profoundly influence the lives of those who matter most—your students!
“Mentors in the Making dispels the myth that mentoring comes naturally to experienced teachers. It details a serious knowledge base for mentor teachers and offers a powerful vision of ambitious mentoring.”
—Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Mandel Professor of Jewish Education, Brandeis University
“The authors present a powerful case illuminating the challenges, complexities, and promising practices of highly effective mentoring programs. This is the reference book for anyone concerned about a vision of the possible and the real future of mentoring teachers.”
—Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
“This impressive book has done for mentoring what decades of research have done for classroom teaching—shown us the complexities of the work and the depth of knowledge and skill required to do it well. Here is an important, practical guide for any district, school, organization, or individual concerned with making mentoring truly matter.”
—Judith Warren Little, Carol Liu Professor of Education Policy, University of California, Berkeley
“In this volume you will find new understandings about the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed by mentors and induction leaders who will transform a new generation of educators.”
—From the Foreword by Ellen Moir, Executive Director, The New Teacher Center, University of California, Santa Cruz