This practical, easy-to-implement guide was developed by surveying student teachers, substitute teachers, returning teachers, emergency credential teachers, and teacher educators. Your Mentor contains their wide-ranging recommendations of what they wanted to see included in a teaching reference. Actual samples of lesson units, themes, and communications with parents are included along with easy-to-follow, classroom-tested suggestions for:
• Making lesson plans
• Keeping records
• Using technology in the classroom
• Planning special events
• Developing and maintaining professional credentials and portfolios
This book is a valuable reference tool for those in their first few years of teaching, teachers returning to the classroom, and students considering the teaching profession. It will serve as a daily companion—like the experienced mentor we all want and need.