Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Mentoring in education; First year teachers--Training of; First year teachers--Supervision of;
The importance of mentoring first year teachers is a subject that waxes and wanes according to the popularity of the subject at any given time. As a former teacher who was formally mentored, having a veteran teacher as a friend and confidant was the best experience a first year teacher could have. Not every teacher in every school district in every state is given the opportunity to have a mentor to assist him/her during the critical first year. With many differing opinions on the subject, not all states require first year teachers to be mentored as a condition of continued employment. This paper will explore the importance of mentoring first year teachers.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Lynn Ethan Nielsen
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©2007 Julia Lynn Doyle
Doyle, Julia Lynn, "The importance of mentoring first year teachers" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 546.