Hawker Brownlow Education

Supporting Beginning Teachers: The Classroom Strategies Series

Author: Tina Boogren

Availability: In Stock

Code: MRL5886

ISBN: 9781760015886

No of Pages: 114

Publish date: 20/05/2015

Price: $24.95


A teacher’s first year in the classroom is crucial. New teacher
require time and professional guidance to become successful expert teachers.
Without support, new teachers may not gain the confidence and knowledge
necessary to continue teaching. 

In Supporting Beginning
, author Tina H. Boorgen outlines four types of support – (1)
physical, (2) emotional, (3) instructional and (4) institutional – and provides
essential strategies for F–12 mentors, coaches and school leaders to develop an
effective mentoring program schoolwide. Using Supporting Beginning Teachers, school leaders can:

  • review research
    related to high teacher turnover rates

  • consider the
    important components and new-teacher supports that school leaders should have
    at the forefront of mentoring programs

  • learn how to
    ascertain which teachers have the skills and experience to be effective mentors
    and how these mentors can form prosperous relationships with their mentees

  • answer
    chapter-ending comprehension questions to retain each chapter's main topics

  • read the author's
    personal essays from her first year of teaching, each accompanied by questions
    that mentors and mentees can use to spark discussion.

Part of the Classroom
Strategies Series
, this clear, highly practical guide follows the series
format, first summarising key research and then translating it into recommendations
for classroom practice. 

The Classroom Strategies Series offers
in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the
classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as
building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the
knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement
strategies for school improvement.