Despite demonstrated benefits of mentoring programs for new teachers, nationally, more educators leave the profession each year than join it. Online support systems can help novice and experienced teachers overcome many of the limitations inherent in traditional mentoring programs. Used in combination with other online tools and resources, “e-mentoring” may help reduce the rate of teacher attrition while enhancing educators’ professional success.
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