May 2012 . Volume 69. Number 8
Supporting Beginning Teachers EL
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10 Beyond Solo Teaching
Collaboration is the key variable in shaping
what teachers do and learn.
18 The Challenges of
Supporting New Teachers
A Conversation with
Linda Darling-Hammond reflects on the
promising practices and the significant
obstacles that face beginning teachers.
24 Now That I Know
What I Know
What one teacher learned from
his power struggle with a student.
30 Retaining Teachers:
How Preparation Matters
Richard Ingersoll, Lisa Merrill,
and Henry May
A research study shows that science and math
teachers who receive more pedagogical training
are far more likely to stay in teaching.
36 Preparing Teachers
for the Early Grades
Disparate preparation of early grade teachers
often means that a given candidate has either
content knowledge or skills to engage young
children, but not both.
41 What’s Missing
from Teacher Prep
Gary M. Chesley and Janice Jordan
Teachers critique their university prep
programs and list improvements needed.
46 What New Teachers Want
Five teachers share how their more seasoned
coworkers might have helped them.
50 The Don’ts and Don’ts
Rookie teachers, here’s a clear list of behaviors
to actively avoid.
54 Mentoring That Fits
Pam Grossman and Emily Davis
How to make sure that supports suit needs.