Making Science Mentors: A 10-Session Guide for Middle Grades (e-Book)

by: Bernie Zubrowski, Marian Pasquale, and Vivian Troen

Many peer-mentoring guides claim to be unique. This one is. It trains middle school science teachers to be effective mentors for other middle school teachers—and does so using a long-term, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning how to be a more effective science educator.

Developed under a grant from the National Science Foundation, the principles of this guide’s procedures and materials were field-tested with 50 mentors and new teachers in a variety of middle schools. Making Science Mentors comes with everything you need to set up and run a comprehensive program:

• 10 session-by-session lesson plans
• A planning and observation protocol to guide mentor-mentee interaction, both in conferences and during classroom observation
• Handouts and citations (on paper and on CD) for use in preparing mentors
• Video clips on DVD that show middle grades science classrooms and teacher mentoring

Making Science Mentors is ideal if you have state, district, or school-based teacher preparation programs and don’t want to start from scratch when setting up a research-based mentoring system. As the authors promise, “Using this guide, you will master inquiry-based mentoring and share it with mentors, who, in turn, will share it with their mentees, all in the name of improving the classroom experiences—and achievement—of students.”

Level

Middle School

Details

Type e-bookPub Date 9/1/2007

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