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Mentor study groups

Beginning teachers encounter serious learning challenges during their first three years of teaching. At the same time they are attempting to learn about and adapt their teaching to their students and the local context. Beginning teachers also cope with the challenges of forging a professional identity. To help beginning teachers meet these challenges, mentor teachers must develop a set of skills and dispositions that are somewhat distinct from teaching. One way to develop these skills and dispositions is through mentor teacher study groups.

The following tools and resources will help you form and sustain such groups: