As a mentor, you’ve seen this…

Phases of First-Year Teachers' Attitude Toward Teaching from the New Teacher Center

Phases of First-Year Teachers’ Attitude Toward Teaching from the New Teacher Center

Take a few minutes to click through the current issue of eReflections from the New Teacher Center. Whether you are or are not familiar with Ellen Moir’s article about the phases new teachers go through, reading it will affirm your work as a mentor.

Also be sure to read the first person narrative she refers to authored by a teacher at the very start of her career–you’ll feel like crying at her despair and disillusionment as she begins teaching third grade, but don’t worry. You can guess how she finds real, lasting help!