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A Road Map for Retaining New Teachers

Bloomington, Ind. (November 5, 2021)— “New teachers are desperate for support, and without it, many will leave the teaching profession before they reach their potential,” says education expert Tina H. Boogren.

In her new book, Supporting Beginning Teachers, Second Edition—published by Marzano Resources—Boogren provides K–12 mentors, coaches, and school leaders with an updated framework for designing a meaningful and comprehensive teacher mentoring program.

The pressures of entering the teaching field have never been greater, and new teachers are leaving the profession at an alarming rate. In order to improve retention, Boogren argues, it is vital that schools and districts provide professional guidance and support to beginning teachers.

In the second edition of this acclaimed resource, Boogren shares updated research along with new insights, strategies, and best practices for developing a mentoring program that will effectively support teachers during their critical first years in the profession. The book outlines four types of support—(1) physical, (2) institutional, (3) emotional, and (4) instructional—mentors must target when developing new teachers’ confidence and expertise.

Tina Nunn, principal at Rose Union Elementary School in Edmond, Oklahoma, has called the book “a must-read for all principals.” She says, “Tina Boogren is brilliant and provides the much-needed roadmap to ensure a successful journey for first-year teachers.”

Tammy Heflebower, award-winning and best-selling author and educator, agrees, saying, “This book is just what every beginning teacher and supporting mentor needs to balance the first few years in the classroom as they learn the complex roles needed to effectively teach.”

Supporting Beginning Teachers, Second Edition, is available to order at MarzanoResources.com.

About the Authors
Tina H. Boogren, PhD, is a fierce advocate for educators, particularly for their well-being. She is the author of numerous books centered around her passion areas of quality instruction, coaching, mentoring, and wellness and is co-director of Solution Tree’s Wellness Solutions for Educators with Dr. Timothy D. Kanold. She also hosts the weekly podcast Self-Care for Educators with Dr. Tina H. Boogren. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

About Marzano Resources
Marzano Resources, formerly Marzano Research, is dedicated to helping K–12 educators advance student achievement. Built on the foundation of Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s 50 years of education research, Marzano Resources supports teachers and administrators through customizable on-site professional development, educator events, virtual coaching, books, videos and online courses. Our associates and authors are thought leaders in the field of education and deliver research-backed guidance for all major areas of schooling, including curriculum development, instruction, assessment, student engagement and personalized competency-based education. Marzano Resources is the home of High Reliability Schools and The New Art and Science of Teaching.