beginning teachers - Steve Barkley

Where to Begin with a Beginning Teacher

An instructional coach recently sent me a request which matched some conversations I have had with coaches working with alternative teacher entry programs. It struck me that it might also […]

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Thoughts on Mentoring and Supporting Beginning Teachers, Part 2

In part one of Some Thoughts on Mentoring,  I examined mentors focusing beyond the survival needs of beginning teachers to building belonging, power, freedom, and fun.  Teachers who know how […]

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Thoughts on Mentoring and Supporting Beginning Teachers, Part 1

Mentors should focus on empowering beginning teachers. Years ago, I did a lot of work with William Glasser’s Control Theory/Choice Theory regarding motivating students. Glasser described a focus on survival, […]

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Podcast: Some Thoughts on Mentoring: Supporting Beginning Teachers

In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders how to best support and mentor beginning teachers. Subscribe to the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud […]

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The Needs of Beginning Teachers and How Mentors Respond

I was recently stranded overnight and then delayed while traveling to Rochester, NY to conduct a two day training for Mentors. I called my colleague, Sandra Fink, who lives close […]

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