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Description - Leading the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program by Barry W. Sweeny

Leading the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program guides educational leaders through the process of developing and sustaining a high-impact teacher induction and mentoring program. This comprehensive resource covers all of the steps of training and supporting both mentors and novice teachers, from assessing staff and organizational needs to program evaluation. The author has widely expanded this second edition, offering in-depth guidance and a broad collection of step-by-step strategies for designing and implementing induction and mentoring programs and ensuring that they support school improvement and professional development initiatives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412944618
ISBN-10: 1412944619
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barry W. Sweeny

Barry W. Sweeny is the president of Best Practice Resources, Inc. an independent educational consulting firm in Wheaton, Illinois. He has been a consultant, facilitator, trainer, and author, as well as a presenter and keynoter at educational conferences. Mr. Sweeny's specialty is the development of teacher mentoring and induction programs and practices that result in high quality instruction and increased student learning. Barry has trained thousands of mentors and administrators, and helped develop or improve hundreds of programs in school districts, professional associations and collaboratives, universities, regional agencies, community and governmental agencies, and businesses. His "High Impact" model of induction and mentoring is used all over the world for accomplishing the goals of supporting and guiding new teachers into the profession AND for creating programs that help districts accomplish their strategic initiatives. Barry is also known for his role in founding the ASCD Mentoring Leadership and Resource Network and is a Director Emeritus of the International Mentoring Association. In addition, Barry has worked in school improvement, peer coaching, staff development, and performance-based teaching, learning, and assessment. Previously, he was an award-winning classroom teacher for 22 years, a district staff developer and mentor program coordinator, and a program development manager at two regional offices of education.