Mentoring and Coaching A Lifeline for Teachers in a Multicultural Setting

ISBN-10: 1412979587

ISBN-13: 9781412979580

Edition: 2010

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List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 1/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Denise M. Gudwin is currently an adjunct professor at Florida International University and consultant for the Bureau of Educational Research. She retired from Miami-Dade County Public Schools after thirty years of service, July 2008. Her past experiences in the fourth-largest school district include teacher, district curriculum support specialist, district instructional supervisor of programs for learning disabilities, and district executive director, Office of Professional Development and Center for Professional Learning.She is past president of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Miami Chapter 121; newsletter editor, Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC), and conference chair for the 2007 State FCEC Conference; and past president for FCEC Florida Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD).Gudwin�s graduate work includes a master�s degree in reading and a PhD in education leadership with a focus on teaching reading to students with learning disabilities. Her areas of interests are literacy, learning disabilities, teacher support, and research.

Magda D. Salazar is currently the Special Education Chairperson and Teacher at an elementary school in the fourth-largest school district of the nation. Her past experiences include special education teacher; inclusion teacher; curriculum support specialist, Division of Special Education, District Office; professional development support specialist; and adjunct professor at Florida International University and Barry University. She is a former Rookie Teacher of the Year and is in her tenth year in the field of education. Salazar is vice-president of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Miami Chapter 121; newsletter editor, Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC); and local program chair for the 2007 State FCEC conference. Her publications include ERIC Document #491545 Review of Single Subject Research Design: Applications to Special Education and Psychology, as well as ERIC Document #491410, entitled, What Do the Experts Say about Urban Special Education Issues? She is also the author of Professional Development: Assisting Urban Schools in Making Annual Yearly Progress (September 2007 - the Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research), A Qualitative Study of New/Early Career Special Education Teacher Retention in a Multicultural Urban Setting (Spring 2008 - Florida Educational Leadership Journal), and Urban Co-Teaching Practices: A Mixed Methodological Examination (Spring 2008 - The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice). She has contributed articles to Dade Dispatch (the quarterly newsletter for Dade Reading Council); ESE Connection (ne wslett er for The Florida Council for Exceptional Children), and authored a column entitled Multicultural Corner. In addition, she was co-editor of the GATE Gazette (a monthly newsletter for beginning teachers and their mentors). Salazar's graduate achievements include a master's degree in reading. She is a doctoral candidate at Florida International University, Miami's first Research I Public University. She is pursuing her doctorate. in urban/special education in the Urban S.E.A.L.S project at Florida International University. Her areas of interests are new/early career teachers, special education, legislation and compliance in special education, learning disabilities, overrepresentation of minorities in special education, literacy, and research.

List of Tables and Figures
About the Authors
Teacher-to-Teacher: Making a Difference
Teachers Making a Difference
Enhanced Personal Growth
From the Voice of Magda
From the Voice of Denise
The Voice of the Struggling Teacher
Typical Stages of Teacher Development
Managing Tips
Teacher Leaders and Their Roles as Mentors
Teachers as Leaders
The Role of the Mentor
What Do the Voices of New Teachers Say About Mentors and Their Roles
What We Now Know
Characteristics of Effective Coaching
Components of Effective Coaching
Designs for Effective Peer Coaching
The Art of Coaching
Coaching and Intergenerational and Cultural-Linguistic Differences
Intercultural Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Listening in Intercultural Settings
Intergenerational Differences in Communication
Written Communication
Intercultural Communication and the Standards of the Profession
Project GATE Newsletter
Mentoring in a Large Multicultural Urban District: Induction Programs and a Case Study
What Does the Research Say About Retention of Beginning Teachers?
What an Induction Program Should Look Like
A Case Study
Beginning Teacher Questionnaire
Interview Question Guide
Project GATE (Getting Assistance for Teaching Effectively) 2006?2007 School Year
Sample Special Education Mentor Teacher Application
Sample Special Education New- and Early-Career Teacher Application
Project GATE 2006?2007 Yearly Calendar At-a-Glance
Professional Development Through Learning Opportunities
Professional Development
Professional Development That Embraces Diversity
Facilitating Adult Learning Opportunities Effectively
Study Groups
Instructional Data Discussions
Professional Learning Communities
Personal and Professional Growth
Lessons Learned
What We Have Learned
What Are the Lessons Learned, and, Just as Important, From Whom Did We Learn Them?
From the Voices of Two Teachers
What Are the Connecting Threads Woven Into the Experiences of Successful Mentoring Relationships and Successful New Teachers?
Glossary of Terms
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