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Use these step-by-step strategies to develop and implement a proven program that links to districtwide goals and results in highly qualified teachers and increased student achievement.
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Barry W. Sweeny is the president of Best Practice Resources, Inc. an independent educational consulting firm in Wheaton, Illinois. He has been a consultant, facilitator, trainer, and author, as well as a presenter and keynoter at educational conferences. Mr. Sweeny’s specialty is the development of teacher mentoring and induction programs and practices that result in high quality instruction and increased student learning. Barry has trained thousands of mentors and administrators, and helped develop or improve hundreds of programs in school districts, professional associations and collaboratives, universities, regional agencies, community and governmental agencies, and businesses. His “High Impact” model of induction and mentoring is used all over the world for accomplishing the goals of supporting and guiding new teachers into the profession AND for creating programs that help districts accomplish their strategic initiatives. Barry is also known for his role in founding the ASCD Mentoring Leadership and Resource Network and is a Director Emeritus of the International Mentoring Association. In addition, Barry has worked in school improvement, peer coaching, staff development, and performance-based teaching, learning, and assessment. Previously, he was an award-winning classroom teacher for 22 years, a district staff developer and mentor program coordinator, and a program development manager at two regional offices of education.Review:
“A must-read for anyone interested in ensuring the ongoing effectiveness of teacher induction and mentoring. Sweeny mentors the reader by sharing details from his two decades of developing and leading high-impact mentoring programs. I’ve improved my own effectiveness by employing these insightful strategies.”
"Offers many suggestions and guiding principles for organizing mentoring programs and succinctly addresses many complex issues of program development and interpersonal relationships in mentoring roles. There is so much information in an easy-to-read, direct presentation." Author: Lori Helman, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Published On: 2007-04-25
"A very practitioner-oriented book that will be useful to leaders, program planners, and mentors in their work with new teachers. This book takes school leaders through the process of creating and sustaining an induction and mentoring program, challenging the reader to think beyond initial, short-term goals to a wider, long-term vision." Author: Carol A. Bartell, Dean Published On: 2007-04-25
"An excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop a model for new teachers aimed at strengthening teacher and student performance. The step-by-step approach will particularly assist those who are trying to set up effective programs from scratch and don′t have time to search the Internet for resource material." Author: Top Mentor Publications Published On: 2008-04-24
“A must-read for anyone interested in ensuring the ongoing effectiveness of teacher induction and mentoring. Sweeny mentors the reader by sharing details from his two decades of developing and leading high-impact mentoring programs. I’ve improved my own effectiveness by employing these insightful strategies.”Author: Hal Portner, Educational Consultant Published On: 2007-04-25
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