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How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed, 2nd edition
Stephen P. Gordon and Susan Maxey
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About This Book
Nearly half of the beginning teachers in the United States drop out of teaching within the first seven years. Understanding why those teachers leave and identifying the needs of new teachers are key to addressing the attrition rates of a school’s staff and those of educators across the United States.
Gordon and Maxey explore the reasons beginning teachers struggle and provide research-based plans for helping these newcomers make the most of their initial teaching years. They propose Beginning Teacher Assistance Programs (BTAPs) as a practical strategy for success. BTAPs have a proven track record for improving beginning teachers’ skills, attitudes, and chances of fulfilling their potential as educators.
A BTAP draws on the knowledge and expertise of teachers, principals, central office administrators, and school-based staff. Using any variation of a BTAP, your school can pair beginning teachers with mentors and a support team that may include school and district personnel, as well as community representatives and members of higher education.
The authors guide you through several options and ideas that you can use to support beginning teachers, allowing you to tailor a BTAP to fit new teachers’ needs in your school community.
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About the Authors
STEPHEN P. GORDON is associate professor at University of South Florida. He is coauthor of a popular text on instructional supervision and has coauthored several chapters and articles on instructional leadership and professional development. Gordon has chaired a state task force on teacher induction and has assisted many school districts in the development of beginning teacher assistance programs and professional development programs.
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