What new teachers need most from mentors

09/9/2013 | Education Week Teacher

New teachers need their mentors and coaches to listen to them process the overwhelming experiences they are having in their first months in the classroom, writes transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar. In this blog post, Aguilar also suggests coaches help new teachers set small, measurable goals, while offering thoughtful advice on their teaching practice and their professionalism. "They need emotional support, they need some quick wins in the classroom, and they need feedback," she writes.

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