Share Paper: Mentoring Pre Service Teachers Through Social Media

  1. Sueanne McKinney, Old Dominion University, United States
  2. Alana Balthazar, Norfolk Public Schools, United States
  3. Byethella Hickman, Norfolk Public Schools, United States
  4. Sarah Bishop, United Way, United States
  5. Clair Berube, Hampton University, United States
  6. Nina Brown, Old Dominion University, United States

Abstract: This investigation sought to determine if the utilization of a social network, specifically Facebook, would provide the necessary guidance and support to practicum students provided by inservice and retired teachers, administrators, and support staff. The results communicated that Facebook was an effective means to provide the practicum students with the needed support to be successful in the classroom.