Mentoring Scenarios for Student Teachers

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A series of role play scenarios that methods professors can use to support student teachers in learning to mentor colleagues regarding problems commonly experienced during student teaching.

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  • Mentoring Scenarios for Student Teachers

    1. 1. Professional Issues <ul><li>Mentoring Scenarios </li></ul>
    2. 2. Articulation <ul><li>Your role : Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task : Mentor a colleague from another school </li></ul><ul><li>The problem : Lack of articulation between high school and college language programs </li></ul>
    3. 3. Contextualization <ul><li>Your role is: Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task : Mentor a colleague who wants to make language learning more meaningful for students </li></ul><ul><li>The problem : How to contextualize grammar & vocabulary </li></ul>
    4. 4. Classroom Management <ul><li>Your role : Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task : Mentor a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>The problem : Difficult students who are off task a lot and complain they don’t understand </li></ul>
    5. 5. Professional Communication <ul><li>Your role : Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task : Mentor a colleague who has asked your advice about working with their assigned mentor </li></ul><ul><li>The problem is conflicts in teaching philosophies </li></ul>
    6. 6. Supplemental Materials <ul><li>Your role : Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task : Mentor a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>The problem : Lack of communicative activities in a Level I textbook </li></ul>
    7. 7. Shared Space <ul><li>Your role : Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task : Mentor a colleague who has to share a classroom with another teacher </li></ul><ul><li>The problem : Communication about how to arrange and decorate the classroom </li></ul>
    8. 8. Strong Personalities <ul><li>Your role : Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task : Mentor a colleague who is being pushed to teach a certain way by peers </li></ul><ul><li>The problem : “Pushy” colleagues </li></ul>
    9. 9. Target Language Use <ul><li>Your role : Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Your task : Mentor a colleague who is worried about giving explanations and instructions in the target language </li></ul><ul><li>The problem : Mentor only uses English and thinks students will misbehave if you use the target language </li></ul>
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