Though most teachers experience some back-to-school jitters in September, first year teachers undoubtedly have the most anxiety to cope with. From navigating paperwork and logistics to managing classrooms full of students, the learning curve can be steep.
That's why so many schools have adopted first-year teaching mentoring programs--including 60% of our surveyed Teach100 Mentors, who also report having mostly been mentored during their own first year (67%).
So how important is this practice, and how much does it actually help with retention (undoubtedly the desired result)?
We asked our Teach100Mentors and here's what they had to say:
Have you mentored other teachers? What did you learn from the experience? What did you need to provide assistance or guid…