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The Power of Teacher Diversity: Fostering Inclusive Conversations Through Mentoring

The Region 8 Comprehensive Center is partnering with the Ohio Department of Education to implement strategies and develop tools and resources to support a diverse teacher workforce. Recognizing that mentoring and induction is an effective way to improve teacher effectiveness and teacher retention, this guide helps experienced instructors mentor new teachers from diverse backgrounds by conducting authentic conversations about the intersections of personal and professional identities. The guide can be a tool for self-reflection or a structure for initiating critical conversations with new teachers either individually or in small groups.

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