"What amazes me about the Mentoring in Action and First Years Matter books is that every aspect of the teaching field is addressed."
“I love the idea of having mentors and mentees work alongside each other with Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter, sharing their thoughts about challenges and successes each month and opening up a reflective dialogue.”
"The two texts, Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter, are companion texts that give both participants a guide for discussions, suggestions for activities, and a place to track reflections. They also allow for targeted differentiation."
"Integrating teacher evaluation standards fits naturally into the reflection prompts and activities in The First Years Matter and Mentoring in Action texts."
"I will most definitely use the Mentoring in Action text paired with The First Years Matter text as a month-by-month curriculum to focus mentoring conversations."
"With the Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter books, training of mentors is consistent and comprehensive. The First Years Matter is structured enough to provide a clear path toward helping a new hire to achieve independence."
"Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter are so important to guide discussions between mentor and mentee and are also helpful when differentiating for a new teacher’s needs."
"Our district will use the Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter texts to directly align with teacher evaluation standards and create a common language among our mentors and novice teachers."
"This year we were trained to use the Mentoring in Action book. This has provided a common language and framework for mentors, which has been most helpful to maintain a consistent program."
"The Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter books are critical resources that each mentor will need to provide support for becoming a qualified mentor."
"The Mentoring in Action curriculum will guide the mentors as they work with their mentees, providing some commonality while at the same time allowing for differentiation."
"The Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter books have given me so much knowledge and understanding of the mentoring process that I feel more than confident in my ability to direct a mentoring program."
"This is a terrific resource for mentors and coaches at all levels. It strategically helps mentors reflect on what novice teachers might be thinking and needing, and what they as mentors could be doing to support them. Step by step, Radford guides us through the year. The book is chock full of ideas and questions to use with novice teachers. It's a really useful tool to have on hand."
"The 2nd edition of Mentoring in Action: Guiding, Sharing, and Reflecting with Novice Teachers by Carol Pelletier Radford offers a very well-organized and practical roadmap that includes reflections, activities, tips, and forms to support mentors who work with beginning teachers. In addition, the companion website for this book offers extensive resources for mentors including many videos. This book offers support for those who lead by mentoring others whether they are new to mentoring or want to increase their knowledge and skill as a mentor.
"Carol Radford is the consummate professional educator. From the outset of my association with her, she has been a conscientious and dedicated administrator, a mentor, and a generous and supportive colleague. Readily able to foster constructive connections between course material and her own exemplary classroom experience, she has consistently provided innovative direction and support to classroom teachers by way of the books she has authored. Generations of educators have and will continue to use them.
“In a profession that loses 50% of its entering teachers by Year Five, Carol Radford’s Mentoring in Action is a beautiful, wise, month-by-month guide to powerful, mindful mentoring of the novice instructor. Filled with decades of her own teaching, research and mentoring wisdom, Radford offers a move-by-move guide to building the mentoring relationship, examples of mentoring in action, and instructions and modeling of purposeful mentoring conversations. This book is a must-buy for any teacher leader, instructional coach, curriculum director…or even the brand-new teacher.