3Ps in a Pod hosts Danielle and Mary have learned a lot about induction and mentoring from this week’s podcast guest, Dr. Emily Davis.Dr. Davis is a mentoring, coaching, and professional learning expert who founded the Teacher Development Network. She spoke in this episode about the profound shockNov 14, 2019
3Ps in a Pod hosts Danielle and Mary have learned a lot about induction and mentoring from this week’s podcast guest, Dr. Emily Davis.
Dr. Davis is a mentoring, coaching, and professional learning expert who founded the Teacher Development Network. She spoke in this episode about the profound shock that beginning teachers often feel when moving from studying education to starting in their own classroom.
We do have to remember that the shift into teaching is a shocking one. We call it ‘praxis shock,’ this idea that you can’t imagine what it’s going to be like and it’s often much harder than you expect. It plays on your self-esteem and your sense of efficacy. We have to be able to talk about how we support our youngest educators, our newest educators in being socially, emotionally, mentally well so that they can continue to show up to do this work.
Dr. Davis spoke about how much the New Teacher Center influenced her work. Find links below to researchers she mentioned in this episode below:
- The Impact of Induction and Mentoring Programs for Beginning Teachers: A Critical Review of the Research by Richard Ingersoll and Michael Strong
- Articles by Wendy Baron, Chief Officer of Social and Emotional Learning at the New Teacher Center
Dr. Davis also talked about her new book Tech Request: A Guide for Coaching Educators in the Digital World, which she wrote with Brad Currie, and her first book Making Mentoring Work. Learn more about Dr. Davis at the Teacher Development Network’s website or on her Twitter account.
Find out how the Arizona K12 Center supports beginning teachers through induction and mentoring at AZK12.org. You can also check out these tips for first-year teachers and those who support them: