By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin
Teachers needs the same building blocks to success that they provide to students every day — support, encouragement, room to grow, and the opportunity to learn from mistakes. One way for schools to provide this support is through experienced mentors who can point a struggling teacher in the right direction. Another is through programs like Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) and professional learning communities. Most of all, educators need to take the shame out of struggling. Every teacher hits road blocks at some point and needs assistance. The following stories look at how support programs can help struggling teachers find their way and become success stories.
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