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Speaker’s Bureau

"Help? I'm Drowning:" Mentoring New Teachers

Speaker:
Dr. Sharon Wilkie

Subject:
Administrative Techniques

Description:
Avoid arriving to school one Monday morning and finding a yellow sticky note posted to the glass door, "I QUIT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!" Often new teachers arrive with zest and zeal, ready to conquer the world only to quickly find themselves overwhelmed, in a world of despair feeling isolated, intimidated, and insecure in their new role. Research reveals that if teachers make it over the three-year hump, they are more likely to become career teachers. Learn best practices for mentoring new teachers through their first year.

Level:
Administrators, Veteran Teachers

Equipment:
Data Projector