An introduction to the series: Mentoring trainee and newly qualified teachers

Susan Capel, Julia Lawrence, Trevor Wright

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Mentoring is a very important and exciting role. What could be better than supporting the development of the next generation of subject teachers? A mentor may have asked, or been asked, to do the role because they are an effective teacher. Being an effective teacher does not necessarily mean a person is going to make a good mentor, despite similarities in the two roles. This series of practical workbooks books covers most subjects in the secondary curriculum. They are designed specifically to reinforce mentors’ understanding of different aspects of their role, for mentors to learn about and reflect on their role, to provide support for mentors in aspects of their development and enable them to analyse their success in supporting the development of beginning subject teachers (defined as trainee, newly qualified and early career teachers). This book has two main foci: first, the focus is on challenging mentors to reflect critically on theory/research/evidence, on their own knowledge, how they work with beginning teachers, how they work with more experienced teachers and on their approaches to mentoring in order to move their practice forward. Second, the focus is on supporting mentors to effectively facilitate the development of beginning teachers. Thus, some of the practical activities in the books are designed to encourage reflection, whilst others ask mentors to undertake activities with a beginning teacher.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMentoring Physical Education Teachers in the Secondary School
Subtitle of host publicationa practical guide
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Electronic)9781351671194
ISBN (Print)9781138059641
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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