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Mentoring & Induction

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Mentoring & Induction

  1. 1. Teacher Mentoring and Teacher Induction
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Teacher Mentoring and Teacher Induction - What’s the difference? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Mentoring? <ul><li>An experienced educator supporting the development of novice educators </li></ul><ul><li>The word mentoring brings together the words “teaching” and “enduring” </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is on passing down information </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is on professional topics directly related to teaching or the school </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mentoring Trends <ul><li>Increasingly used in US school districts </li></ul><ul><li>Used to combat teacher attrition </li></ul><ul><li>The most commonly used induction practice </li></ul><ul><li>Being used both in person and online </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mentoring Program Pros <ul><li>Connects theory to practice </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences of Veterans are Available to Novices </li></ul><ul><li>Broad purview of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Helps develop reflective practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Helps catch problems early </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mentoring Program Cons <ul><li>Excessive time commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Possible conflicting personalities </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor’s limits restricts mentee’s resources </li></ul><ul><li>Both mentor and mentee can sufffer over-dependence </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Mentor: <ul><li>Completes formal training </li></ul><ul><li>Takes initiative in the relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Is explicit about their limits </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps discussions confidential </li></ul><ul><li>Models continuous learning </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks help from others when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Is encouraging and optimistic </li></ul><ul><li>Is honest and forthright </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t reverse the relationship </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Mentee: <ul><li>Asks for advice explicitly and specifically </li></ul><ul><li>Is considerate of the mentor’s time </li></ul><ul><li>Shows appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps discussion confidential </li></ul><ul><li>Seriously considers mentor’s advice </li></ul><ul><li>Reassesses goals and expectations with the mentor </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mentoring Requires <ul><li>Carefully planned implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Complete confidence in confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Active administration support </li></ul><ul><li>Communication, encouragement, and active support </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary participation and consent of all parties involved </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual agreement to the relationship </li></ul>
  10. 10. eMentoring <ul><li>What is eMentoring? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of eMentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of eMentoring </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mentoring: Old-School v. New-School Old-School v. New-School Mentors/Mentees have much in common The best pairs may not be two similar people Good mentors must be expert teachers Good mentors can be anyone who can help you Mentoring involves only two people Mentoring is better with intermingling Mentors choose mentee Mentee chooses a mentor You are a mentor or you are a mentee Mentors can also be mentees Everybody benefits from a mentor
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>http://www.nea.org/mentoring/archive.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edutopia.org/foundation/topics.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edmentoring.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.education-world.com/preservice/classroom/mentoring.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.neafoundation.org/publications/mentoring.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/resteachers/guidemenprog.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://cse.edc.org/products/teacherleadership/mentoring.asp </li></ul>

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