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Class Powerpoint on Mentoring in a school

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  1. 1. Mentoring By: Terissa Blanchard Course: Leadership and Communication Skills in Education Course Number: Elementary 6550 Instructor: Dr. Louis L. Warren
  2. 2. Mentoring <ul><li>Mentoring is the relationship between an experienced teacher (mentor), and a new teacher (mentee), that promotes a trusting and nurturing environment in which to assist new staff with support and encouragement aimed at developing quality teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring is the process to help beginning teachers to make a smooth transition into the teaching profession by relying on the expertise of veteran teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring is a collaborative partnership between a Mentor and a Mentee </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of Mentoring <ul><li>Improve the teaching profession </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the professional network </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease staff turnover </li></ul><ul><li>Channel knowledge gained from experience to others </li></ul><ul><li>Give honest and constructive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Support the professional growth of others </li></ul><ul><li>Help new teachers to maximize their effectiveness in the classroom </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mentor <ul><ul><li>An experienced individual, who helps and guides another individual’s development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance is not done for personal gain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides appropriate support and encouragement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable in their field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possess excellent work ethic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respected by colleagues </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Role of Mentor <ul><li>A positive role model </li></ul><ul><li>Coach/Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Guide the mentee in developing skills necessary to be successful in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and share appropriate resources available in the school, and community </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage, Support and Inspire the mentee </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Constructive Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Be trustworthy, a good listener, and communicator </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an array of growth experiences for the new teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage independent decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Help the mentee build supportive relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate and Celebrate success </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mentee <ul><li>One who is being mentored – protégé </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newly certified teachers in their first three years of employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lateral Entry Level teachers who were not certified in the teaching profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any teacher who needs the support and guidance of a highly qualified teacher </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Role of Mentee <ul><li>Take advantage of Professional Development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Build rapport with the Mentor and School personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with the Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Develop employability skills </li></ul><ul><li>Share openly with the Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Seek and accept feedback or constructive criticism regarding developmental needs </li></ul><ul><li>Set Professional Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Open to new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to discuss problems and concerns with the mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mentor and Mentee Partnership <ul><li>Set meeting time and place </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ground rules and identify roles </li></ul><ul><li>Set an agenda and prepare for meetings – Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Build a collaborative, respectful, honest and trusting relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Set the tone for constructive criticism and/or positive or negative feedback on issues relating to the mentee’s career development </li></ul><ul><li>Keep documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment – Cope with unmet expectations and be willing to work through problems </li></ul><ul><li>Only cancel meetings when absolutely necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Show appreciation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits of Mentoring <ul><li>Increase confidence and skills of novice teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate learning of new teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and growth opportunities for mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher retention </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual learning relationship and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in job satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a collaborative working environment </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a positive learning environment for students </li></ul><ul><li>Increase teacher reflection </li></ul>
  10. 10. School Implementation <ul><li>Develop or Adopt a Mentoring Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take into consideration new teacher needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select Staff Members to serve as mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Role Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respected by Colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Work Ethic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Match or Pair New Teachers and Mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey new staff – Needs Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar Personalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide Orientation and Training Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up classroom, school routines, and procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivating Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent and Teacher Communication </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. School Implementation <ul><li>Provide Support for mentor and mentee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common planning time when necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation time for mentor to observe mentee and mentee to observe the mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give mentee less difficult classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support and funding form administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid or given release time. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitor and Supervise the program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly group meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recognize Mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifts or tokens of appreciation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exit Interviews </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Leadership and Communication <ul><li>Builds Teacher Leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Teacher Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take responsibility for all students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes positive school culture and working conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote professional growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate high ethical standards and encourages mentee to do so </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fosters collaboration and communication between teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develops stronger teacher connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds supportive relationships in the school, and community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the teaching profession </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opens up the lines of communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes effective listening and communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to face meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Meetings </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Famous Quote <ul><li>“ Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” </li></ul><ul><li>John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mentoring Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>