Tool­box For Teach­ers and Men­tors: Mov­ing Madrichim to Men­tor Teach­ers and Beyond

Richard D. Solomon and Elaine C. Solomon
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By – September 9, 2011

Teach­ing is often seen as an easy job; just walk into any class­room and start teach­ing the chil­dren, who are eager to learn. If only it were so sim­ple! Unfor­tu­nate­ly, through­out North Amer­i­ca and espe­cial­ly in the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty, there are many who think these state­ments are true. 

This is why Tool­box for Teach­ers and Men­tors is such an impor­tant book for edu­ca­tion­al lead­ers in the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty. Begin­ning with the assump­tion that becom­ing a suc­cess­ful teacher is the result of years of train­ing under the close super­vi­sion of men­tors and guides, the Solomons out­line a series of strate­gies for recruit­ing and devel­op­ing teach­ers from novice high school madrichim to mas­ter teach­ers ready to men­tor the next generation.

By incor­po­rat­ing the best think­ing from the fields of edu­ca­tion and psy­chol­o­gy, this book lays out an in-depth approach for prepar­ing our bright­est young peo­ple to be out­stand­ing teach­ers in the future.

Paul A. Flexn­er, Ed.D., is an Instruc­tor in Edu­ca­tion­al Psy­chol­o­gy at Geor­gia State Uni­ver­si­ty, a vet­er­an of 35 years as a Jew­ish edu­ca­tor and a mem­ber of the Board of Direc­tors of the Jew­ish Book Council.

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