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Description - Becoming a High-performance Mentor by James B. Rowley

Strengthen every mentor's capacity to provide constructive, meaningful support to entry-level teachers! Designed around James B. Rowley's highly successful guide "Becoming a High-Performance Mentor", this comprehensive multimedia presentation offers staff developers the materials they need to help experienced and novice mentor-teachers acquire the six essential behaviors of high-performance mentors: committing, accepting, communicating, coaching, learning, and inspiring. Workshop facilitators will be able to introduce the author's high-performance mentoring framework and engage participants in discussions about: the four stages of the mentoring relationship; understanding beginning teachers and related learning levels; methods to increase mentor/mentee commitment; the influence of beliefs on the mentoring process; and, mentoring as a path to professional growth. The multimedia kit for "Becoming a High-Performance Mentor" provides a mentor-teacher beliefs inventory and mentoring scenarios and includes: the companion book, "Becoming a High-Performance Mentor", which details the author's proven approach for developing outstanding mentor-teachers; a 47-minute, content-rich VHS video that features James B. Rowley discussing the essentials of high-performance mentoring and shows mentors demonstrating practical mentoring strategies; a companion DVD with navigation menu for easy stop-and-search control of the video content; and, a step-by-step facilitator's guide that connects the core content of the book to the video/DVD and includes segment prompts, workshop outlines, extended workshop activities, key points, and discussion questions. This all-in-one package is indispensable for mentor program coordinators, trainers, staff developers, and principals who want to broaden and strengthen the knowledge, skills, and values of their mentor-teachers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412955164
ISBN-10: 1412955165
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James B. Rowley

James B. Rowley is the James Leary Professor in the School of Education and Allied Professions at the University of Dayton and the executive director of the Institute for Technology-Enhanced Learning. Over the past 20 years, he has focused his scholarship on the training and support of mentors and beginning teachers and has served as an entry-year program consultant and mentor teacher trainer for over 100 school districts. He is also the co-creator of other multimedia training programs, including Recruiting and Training Successful Substitute Teachers (1998), Becoming a Star Urban Teacher (1995), and Mentoring the New Teacher (1994). In addition to the multimedia publications listed above, Rowley is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs. He is the author of the Corwin Press book Becoming a High-Performance Mentor: A Guide to Reflection and Action (2006). Rowley has delivered over 200 presentations at professional conferences and has led training programs throughout the United States. In 1993 and 995, he was the recipient of the National Association of Teacher Educator's annual award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. In 1985, he was selected as a national semi-finalist in the NASA's Teacher in Space program and competed for the chance to be the first private citizen in space. He earned his doctorate in educational policy and leadership from The Ohio State University.

Books By James B. Rowley

Becoming a High-Performance Mentor by James B. Rowley
Paperback, June 2006