New college instructors often are advised, coached, and mentored by department professors who may not have scheduled class time to meet regularly with their novice educators. This book meets many of the principles outlined in the position statements of the Conference on College Composition and Communications and the Council of Writing Program Administrators. The pedagogical stances on which PWP lessons here are based will support the work of the college supervisors.
Graduate teaching assistants and new instructors may not know what questions to ask about lesson planning, grading, and classroom management. Some may be teaching in culturally and experientially diverse settings unfamiliar to them. This mentoring handbook describes, but not prescribes, methods, materials, and management strategies that can help maintain morale during that critical first year as a college instructor.