New Teacher Mentoring

New Teacher Mentoring Hopes and Promise for Improving Teacher Effectiveness

Ellen Moir, Dara Barlin, Janet Gless, and Jan Miles
paper, 248 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-934742-36-5
Price: $32.00

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In this practical yet visionary book, Ellen Moir and her colleagues at the New Teacher Center review what current research suggests (and doesn’t) about the power of welldesigned mentoring programs to shape teacher and student outcomes.


One of the biggest challenges facing educational leaders today is finding strategies to keep our best and brightest teachers in our nation’s classrooms. Mentoring new and veteran teachers is critical to meeting that challenge. New Teacher Mentoring: Hopes and Promise for Improving Teacher Effectiveness is a must read for educators who are serious about transforming America’s classrooms. — Beverly L. Hall, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools and 2009 National Superintendent of the Year

A combination of theory and practice makes this book particularly useful to educators who are responsible for the success of new teachers. The wisdom, experience, and dedication of the authors ensures that the field has a book that will endure as a valued resource for decades. — Stephanie Hirsh, executive director, National Staff Development Council

Ellen Moir and her colleagues are world leaders in teacher mentoring. Tens of thousands of children and young people would be far worse off had it not been for the significantly better classrooms that their well-mentored teachers have created. Moir and all those at the New Teacher Center know how to do mentoring, how to improve mentoring, and how to achieve all this on an immense scale. Here, they show just how well they can write about mentoring too. If you are a teacher or want to help one, then read this book! Its rigorous, evidence-based analysis and riveting prose will inspire you, inform you, and spur you on to do even greater things for your own and other teachers’ students. — Andy Hargreaves, Brennan Chair in Education, Boston College

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About the Authors

Ellen Moir is founder and executive director of the New Teacher Center. For more than twenty years, she has pioneered innovative approaches to new teacher development, research on new teacher practice, and the design and administration of teacher induction programs. Moir has received national recognition for her work, including the 2008 Contribution to the Field Award, the highest honor given by the National Staff Development Council; the Harold W. McGraw, Jr., 2005 Prize in Education; and the 2003 Distinguished Teacher Educator Award from the California Council on Teacher Education.

Dara Barlin is the associate director of policy for the New Teacher Center, assisting state and federal policy makers in developing high-quality induction policies and improved working conditions for educators in our nation’s most impoverished areas. She previously served as the education reform program associate at the Ford Foundation, as a research officer at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London, and lead organizer/political consultant for the American Federation of Teachers. Dara presents regularly at education conferences and has coauthored U.S. and international articles focused on teacher retention.

Janet Gless is associate director of the New Teacher Center, where she oversees the center’s national teacher induction strategy and program efforts that span forty states as well as a number of international sites. She assists educational organizations, policy makers, administrators, and teacher leaders with the design and implementation of comprehensive teacher induction programs. Prior to cofounding the NTC, Janet served as a visiting educator with the California Department of Education. Janet presents regularly at national and statewide conferences and has coauthored articles and training on new teacher induction.

Jan Miles is northwest regional director at the New Teacher Center. After several years as a mentor and mentor professional developer, Jan now works with state departments of education leadership and induction program leaders across the country and internationally to create robust programs and policies. She is currently directing the NTC MetLife Foundation National Teacher Induction Network, a collaboration of fifteen national programs. As well, she is a regular presenter and speaker at national conferences.

Principles of High-Quality Mentoring by Ellen Moir, Dara Barlin, Janet Gless, and Jan Miles

EdWeek Commentary: Better Mentoring, Better Teachers by Dara Barlin

Teachers College Record review of New Teacher Mentoring

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