Making Science Mentors: A 10-Session Guide for Middle Grades

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Making Science Mentors prepares effective mentors of middle school science teachers using a long-term, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning how to be a more effective science educator. Developed under a grant from the National Science Foundation, the principles behind this guide’s procedures and materials were field-tested with 50 mentors and new teachers in a variety of middle schools. Making Science Mentors comes with everything you need to set up and run a comprehensive program: (a) 10 session-by-session lesson plans; (b) a planning and observation protocol to guide mentor-mentee interaction, both in conferences and during classroom observation; (c) handouts and transparencies (on paper and on CD) for use in preparing mentors; and (d) video clips on DVD that show middle-grades science classrooms and teacher mentoring. This guide is ideal if you have state, district, or school-based teacher preparation programs and don’t want to start from scratch when setting up a research-based mentoring system.


Bernie Zubrowski, Vivian Troen, Marian Pasquale

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