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MENTORING Roles & Responsibilities of Mentor
Mentoring <ul><li>A method of staff development whereby a mentor takes a </li></ul><ul><li>responsibility for and </li></u...
Who is a Mentor? <ul><li>Mentor is a combination of many </li></ul><ul><li>different people-part cheerleader, </li></ul><u...
The Functions of Mentoring   <ul><li>1.Career Function  - is aimed at the development of the professional skills of the me...
Cont’d… <ul><li>2. Psychosocial Function -  aimed at the development of interpersonal skills that enhance a sense of compe...
The Goals of Mentoring: <ul><li>To ensure that the future needs of the organization are taken care of (i.e. succession pla...
Monitor Support Guidelines   <ul><li>. </li></ul>Be quality support monitor clear understanding of role and responsibiliti...
Strategies for Effective Mentoring   <ul><li>Put in the time (frequency and type of contact with mentee /teacher) </li></u...
“ An effective mentor is knowledgeable, generous with his or her time, and flexible in personalizing the mentor experience...
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Mentoring is a program to train the primary school teachers.
Mentor means spiritual guide. This presentation is all about mentor's role

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Mentoring Presentation 1

  1. 1. MENTORING Roles & Responsibilities of Mentor
  2. 2. Mentoring <ul><li>A method of staff development whereby a mentor takes a </li></ul><ul><li>responsibility for and </li></ul><ul><li>becomes actively involved in </li></ul><ul><li>the professional and/or personal </li></ul><ul><li>development and empowerment of a </li></ul><ul><li>mentee. (Botha & Van Zyl, 2001). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is a Mentor? <ul><li>Mentor is a combination of many </li></ul><ul><li>different people-part cheerleader, </li></ul><ul><li>part coach, part teacher, part </li></ul><ul><li>student, part guide, and part </li></ul><ul><li>listener. </li></ul><ul><li>A mentor guides, inspires, </li></ul><ul><li>encourages, counsels, advises, </li></ul><ul><li>questions, and answers. </li></ul><ul><li>A mentor can play many roles, </li></ul><ul><li>such as a caring adult, door </li></ul><ul><li>opener, career counselor, or </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor Place activity advisor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Functions of Mentoring <ul><li>1.Career Function - is aimed at the development of the professional skills of the mentee for the purpose of the advancement of his career. </li></ul><ul><li>This function entails activities including; </li></ul><ul><li>exposure and visibility, </li></ul><ul><li>coaching, </li></ul><ul><li>protection, </li></ul><ul><li>challenging assignments and sponsorship </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cont’d… <ul><li>2. Psychosocial Function - aimed at the development of interpersonal skills that enhance a sense of competence, identity and effectiveness in a professional role. This function entails activities including; </li></ul><ul><li>acceptance and confirmation, </li></ul><ul><li>counseling, </li></ul><ul><li>role modeling and </li></ul><ul><li>Friendship. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Goals of Mentoring: <ul><li>To ensure that the future needs of the organization are taken care of (i.e. succession planning and management development) </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure the application of equal opportunity policies; </li></ul><ul><li>To address the impact affirmative action has on the organization; </li></ul><ul><li>To promote a corporate identity or cultural change </li></ul><ul><li>To create an awareness of the needs of diverse workers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Monitor Support Guidelines <ul><li>. </li></ul>Be quality support monitor clear understanding of role and responsibilities, plan what you are going to do when and where, for how long and record it, Be positive towards teachers demonstrate positive behaviour reinforcement methods Focus on the strengths of teachers avoid discussing a teacher’s weakness with other teachers or the community Be professional, accountable, Acknowledge the different learning styles and experiences of Teachers Continue to develop, professional knowledge, practices, relationships, leadership and support advising skills
  8. 8. Strategies for Effective Mentoring <ul><li>Put in the time (frequency and type of contact with mentee /teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>If the teacher is stuck, provide direction and offer advice </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t fall into the trap of being the “answer person” with the golden piece of advice </li></ul><ul><li>Put yourself in the Mentee’s shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Do what is asked of you - within reason </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ An effective mentor is knowledgeable, generous with his or her time, and flexible in personalizing the mentor experience to each individual.” —Robert Gardner

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