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Mentoring Each Other
Teachers listening, learning, and sharing to create more successful classrooms
By (author): Lana Parker By (author): Diane Vetter


Pembroke - Toronto



Product Form:


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Paperback , Trade


May 12, 2020
$24.95 CAD


10.88in x 8.38 x 0.34 in | 420 gr

Page Count:

144 pages
Pembroke Publishers
EDUCATION / Professional Development
  • Short Description
Practical ways teachers can support each other as they reflect on their practice, implement new strategies, and strive for teaching excellence.
How can teachers learn from each other, build relationships, and develop the knowledge and skills they need for more successful classrooms?

This practical book explores ways teachers can collaborate and learn from each other in formal and informal situations. It demonstrates that a mentoring relationship can benefit both new and experienced teachers. Full of strategies that are practical and easy to implement, the book offers solutions to common questions, opportunities, and challenges that face teachers every day. Based on extensive experience, this highly readable book includes personal histories and experiences around important values and advocates for honest reflection and meaningful feedback. An essential resource for all educators, the book champions reciprocal and ongoing processes of learning, listening, and sharing.

Key Selling Points
  • This book features ready-to-use strategies demonstrate how mentoring for teacher excellence can be easily implemented in daily practice.
  • Mentoring Each Other includes practical advice for educators who engage in mentoring relationship as well as valuable suggestions that help new teachers deal with classroom challenges.
  • The authors have vast experience as mentors, classroom teachers, and university lecturers who present at major educational conferences across North America.
  • This approach to mentoring is applicable to a broad range of professional learning communities and an increase in new teachers entering the system make this a much needed resource for many.

Lana Parker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Education. A specialist in language and literacy, Lana has taught at the elementary level and has spent several years as a Mentor Leader. Lana writes about the influence of politics on educational policy and discourse, and about the possibilities for ethically informed pedagogy. Lana lives in Toronto.

Diane Vetter is a Course Director for the Faculty of Education at York University. The author of journal articles and a popular keynote speaker, Diane’s research interests include mentoring, teacher education, and cross-curricular infusion of Indigenous perspectives, traditions, and cultures. Diane has taught in the elementary grades and served as a teacher mentor. Diane lives in Barrie, Ontario.

“Teachers could use this book at any stage of their career to reflect on where they are and where they want to be. It is a superb addition to an annual learning plan and a helpful tool to use during performance appraisals.” - Professionally Speaking

“…describe[s] a type of mentoring that incorporates collaboration and sharing…This well-researched book provides an excellent guide…” - Jacqueline Snider, Library Journal

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