Author Archives: J Martens

About J Martens

Educator living and working in Vancouver BC Learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).

BCTF New Teacher Mentoring Project

Check out the latest newsletter from the BCTF New Teacher Mentoring Project. Additional information: Benefits of Mentoring Purposes of the Pilot Project (Dec 2013) What is the NTMP (Dec 2013) Advertisements

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Teaching in the Early Years

Are the following questions of interest to you? Can the sources of attrition within the first five years of teaching be determined?  Why do teachers leave and where do they go? To what extent are mentorship programs and other induction practices … Continue reading

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Delta’s Teacher Mentorship Program

“Teacher induction needs to do more than just ease new teachers’ entry into their role; it needs to welcome them into a collaborative professional learning community.” Feiman-Nemser, S. (2012). Beyond Solo Teaching. Educational Leadership, 69 (8), 10-16. Last Spring, Delta’s … Continue reading

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Teacher Mentorship: A Provincial Conversation

Save the Date! On April 10-11, 2014 join fellow BC Educators  working to support new teachers. April 10th   Provincial Panel and Forum (5pm – 8pm) April 11th    Full day Workshop with Lois Zachary (9am – 3pm) Conference Venue and … Continue reading

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Mentoring: The BC Context

Monday May 14th Charlie Naylor presented at the Teacher Mentorship BC network meeting hosted the Schou Centre in the Burnaby School District.  He addressed key issues related to teacher mentorship in BC.  Here is the link to his presentation. Some of the … Continue reading

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