What is it about?

This is a review of the book "Mentoring teachers to research their classrooms: A practical handbook" by Richard Smith, in which I present an analysis of his approach to teacher mentoring and coordination of teacher-research mentoring projects.

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Why is it important?

The book review highlights how through the fusion of mentoring and teacher-research schemes teachers and teacher-researchers get diverse strategies to monitor, assess, produce research and envision new roles that could better support mentor–mentee relationships at institutions while they are empowered to generate supportive interventions.


The review presents how Smith's book might serve as a guide and a professional development and assessment instrument for transforming teacher development systems. It can be a source to gradually support mentors and mentees in monitoring and assessing their transitions from their own learning pathways to their teaching scenarios, strengthening their agency and research skills.

Liliana Cuesta Medina
Universidad de La Sabana

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This page is a summary of: Mentoring Teachers to Research their Classrooms: A Practical HandbookRichardSmithBrAvailable free from https://www.britishcouncil.in/sites/default/files/mentoring_teachers_to_research_their_classrooms_a_practical_handbook.pdf. 88 pp., TESOL Journal, May 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/tesj.630.
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