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Supporting the Professional Development of English Language Teachers


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Section 1: Mentee-centered Mentoring

Chapter 1: Mentor & Mentee Identities

Chapter 2: The Needs of Mentees

Chapter 3: Setting Goals for Mentoring Section 2: Mentoring in Context Chapter 4: The Classroom Context Chapter 5: Broader Contexts of Mentoring Section 3: Interactive Mentoring Chapter 6: Challenges to Effective Communication Chapter 7: The Mentor's Feedback Role Chapter 8: The Mentor as Questioner Section 4: Task-based Mentoring Chapter 9: Classroom Observation Chapter 10: Group Mentoring Chapter 11: Action Research Projects Conclusion About the Authors Index

About the Author

Melissa K. Smith is an Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Ningxia University, China, and the founder of LEAPAsia, a non-government educational and teacher training organization. Marilyn Lewis is an Honorary Research Fellow and a former Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


"Smith and Lewis develop in-depth the single most effective approach to professional development-mentoring. Facilitative mentoring is flexible, experiential, and relational. This book goes beyond buzzwords to specific steps and contexts, richly illustrated with real-world examples. For those committed to mentoring as effective and deeply transformative, this interactively-designed book is an invaluable and indispensable guide."

-- Bradley Baurain, Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School, USA

"This important and original book, drawing on research and practice as well as vignettes that reflect practitioners' perspectives and experiences, fills a much needed gap in the TESOL professional development literature and will be an invaluable resource for teachers and teacher educators."

--Jack C. Richards, University of Sydney and University of Auckland

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