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Foreword by Kay Burke Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Prologue Introduction 1. The Need for Heroes 2. The Need for Speed 3. Clarity and Substance 4. Ramping Up Relationships 5. A Place for Everything 6. Everything in Its Place 7. When Good Gets Better 8. Perspiration and Inspiration Epilogue Appendix: Support From an Extended Family References Index

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Consulting Description See Ron's Presenter Profile Here! Ron Nash is the author of the Corwin bestseller The Active Classroom (2008), along with The Active Teacher (2009), and The Active Mentor (2010). Nash's professional career in education has included teaching social studies at the middle and high school levels. He also served as an instructional coordinator and organizational development specialist for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools for 13 years. In that capacity, Nash conducted workshops and seminars for thousands of teachers, administrators, substitute teachers, and teacher assistants. In 2007, he founded Ron Nash and Associates, Inc., a company dedicated to helping teachers shift students from passive observers to active participants. Download Ron Nash's product brochure "I was blown away at the conference and can't wait for the new school year to start so I can try all of the new ideas I received!" -Audra Bounds, Teacher Frederick County, VA "This was the best workshop I have EVER attended!" -Dawn Carter, Teacher Augusta County, VA "After teaching for 16 years, I was looking for inspiration and I found it. I'm excited to incorporate the innovative strategies Ron shared with me. The best part is the strategies are completely practical and doable." -Joanne Jimney, Teacher Chesapeake, VA "Your three-hour presentation was fabulous! When teachers give a standing ovation, this is the kind of program that will impact their daily teaching repertoire. Yours is an in-service that impacts how teachers engage students." -Patsy Slaughter, Elementary Principal Virginia Beach "This day reminded me why I became and love being a teacher." -Juli Weatherby, Teacher Chesapeake, VA "Attending Ron Nash's workshop changed my whole style of teaching. The tools I gained have rekindled my love for teaching and my students' love of learning." -Amber O'Malley, Second-Grade Teacher Austin, TX "As one of my colleagues stated about your professional development offering to us, "Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!" - Linda Emerick, High School English Teacher Wilmington, DE

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"This book is for any school developing its own mentoring program or looking to improve an existing one. The program shows everyone how to take responsibility for helping newly hired educators develop into practitioners who continuously reflect on and improve their teaching skills." -- Kathy Tritz-Rhodes, Principal
"Ron Nash delivers clear compass points to follow for all those committed to successful new teacher induction programming." -- Esther Jackson, Dean of Instruction
"Ron Nash weaves storytelling and realistic dialogue to set the stage for what mentors should model for new teachers to help them gain the confidence they need. This should be required reading for all administrators, mentors, coaches, teachers, and professional developers." -- From the Foreword by Kay Burke

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