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Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
Mentor Initial Training
May 30, 2016
Jamie Harper, K-12 Mentor Coordinator
Objectives
The SMIC Mentor Initial Training
Objectives:
What is mentoring?
Provide an overview of SMIC
Mentor/Mentee Pro...
Warm Up Question
Warm-Up question
What is a mentor?
Mentoring Teachers Video
As you watch the video, write
down which feelings you
have already experienced.
Honor * Excellenc...
Mentoring Teachers Video
Mentoring Teachers
Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
Mentoring Teachers Video
Partner Share
what you noted~
Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
Effective Mentoring Relationships
 “When veterans and novices work together in a
nurturing relationship, each gets someth...
Why Mentoring?
 To improve teaching performance in order to
raise student achievement;
 To promote the personal and prof...
Essential Components of the SMIC
Mentoring Program:
Confidential and Non-evaluative
Level 1 & 2 Transition to China supp...
Mentor’s Most Important Function
Communication
The mentor and mentee have scheduled
times to meet.
The mentor and mentee...
Mentoring Teachers to SMIC
What are the differences between mentoring
level 1 and level 2 mentees?
 Level 1 teacher mente...
Mentoring Teachers to SMIC
What are some top
priorities for mentoring
Level 1 & 2 teachers
to SMIC?
Honor * Excellence * ...
Mentoring Level 1 & 2 Teachers to
SMIC
What are some top priorities for new teacher
mentees?
Help with room set up and wh...
Mentoring Teachers to SMIC
Documentation
What is a Summary of
Interaction?
How often do I use it?
Who do I give it to?
Hon...
Mentor Meetings – Jamie Harper
Level 1 Mentors will meet at the
initial Orientation meeting and
every month during the sch...
Mentor Meetings – Jamie Harper
Level 2 Mentors will meet at
the initial orientation
meeting and one formal
mentor meeting...
Mentoring Teachers to SMIC
Example of Summary of Interaction Log
(see handout)
Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
“The most powerful form of learning, the
most sophisticated form of staff
development, comes not from listening to
the goo...
Partner Share
 What do you think will be the most difficult
part of mentoring a new to SMIC school
teacher?
 What are so...
Review of Expectations
What is mentoring?
What is the purpose of the SMIC
Mentor/Mentee Program?
 What are your respons...
What Questions Do You Have?
Thank You
For making SMIC school a better place to
teach, learn and grow!
Giving your time and professionalism
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Mentor Initial Training May 30

  1. 1. Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy Mentor Initial Training May 30, 2016 Jamie Harper, K-12 Mentor Coordinator
  2. 2. Objectives The SMIC Mentor Initial Training Objectives: What is mentoring? Provide an overview of SMIC Mentor/Mentee Program, and  Level 1 & 2 mentor responsibilities Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  3. 3. Warm Up Question Warm-Up question What is a mentor?
  4. 4. Mentoring Teachers Video As you watch the video, write down which feelings you have already experienced. Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  5. 5. Mentoring Teachers Video Mentoring Teachers Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  6. 6. Mentoring Teachers Video Partner Share what you noted~ Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  7. 7. Effective Mentoring Relationships  “When veterans and novices work together in a nurturing relationship, each gets something of real value from the other. Veterans gain energy; novices gain inspiration. Isolation fades, connection flourishes, pain turns into wisdom – a joyful wisdom that makes the difficulties in our work endurable and keeps both veteran and novice coming back for more.” “A Tale of Two Children” David Shoemaker, Phi Delta Kappan, 2005 Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  8. 8. Why Mentoring?  To improve teaching performance in order to raise student achievement;  To promote the personal and professional well-being of mentee teachers;  To transit the culture of SMIC school culture and system to mentee teachers; and  To increase retention of promising mentee teachers. Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  9. 9. Essential Components of the SMIC Mentoring Program: Confidential and Non-evaluative Level 1 & 2 Transition to China support Level 1 Focus on new teacher support Trained Mentors Intentional and purposeful support program School commitment Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  10. 10. Mentor’s Most Important Function Communication The mentor and mentee have scheduled times to meet. The mentor and mentee communicate via We chat, phone, and e-mail between in person visits. May 2016
  11. 11. Mentoring Teachers to SMIC What are the differences between mentoring level 1 and level 2 mentees?  Level 1 teacher mentees are new to the profession with 3 or less years of classroom teaching experience and in need of internal and external classroom support.  Level 2 teacher mentees have 4 or more years of classroom teaching experience and in need of external classroom support. Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  12. 12. Mentoring Teachers to SMIC What are some top priorities for mentoring Level 1 & 2 teachers to SMIC? Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  13. 13. Mentoring Level 1 & 2 Teachers to SMIC What are some top priorities for new teacher mentees? Help with room set up and where to find resources. Help with preparing for Orientation. Help with locating unit plans in Atlas. Help with first Fapiao Any others? Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  14. 14. Mentoring Teachers to SMIC Documentation What is a Summary of Interaction? How often do I use it? Who do I give it to? Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  15. 15. Mentor Meetings – Jamie Harper Level 1 Mentors will meet at the initial Orientation meeting and every month during the school year to discuss Mentee needs and Summary of Interaction Logs Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  16. 16. Mentor Meetings – Jamie Harper Level 2 Mentors will meet at the initial orientation meeting and one formal mentor meeting thereafter providing the Summary of Interaction log to Mentor Coordinator.Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  17. 17. Mentoring Teachers to SMIC Example of Summary of Interaction Log (see handout) Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  18. 18. “The most powerful form of learning, the most sophisticated form of staff development, comes not from listening to the good works of others, but from sharing what we know with others…. By reflecting on what we do, by giving it coherence, and by sharing and articulating our craft knowledge, we make meaning, we learn.” Roland Barth Director of Principals’ Center Harvard University May 2016
  19. 19. Partner Share  What do you think will be the most difficult part of mentoring a new to SMIC school teacher?  What are some of the pressures of classroom teaching and living in China that might lead a teacher to having difficulties?  How will you make a difference this year as a mentor? Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  20. 20. Review of Expectations What is mentoring? What is the purpose of the SMIC Mentor/Mentee Program?  What are your responsibilities as a Level 1 & 2 mentor? Honor * Excellence * Community * Joy
  21. 21. What Questions Do You Have?
  22. 22. Thank You For making SMIC school a better place to teach, learn and grow! Giving your time and professionalism

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