Mentoring is one of the most meaningful methods of professional development for mentees and mentors alike. School districts that commit to supporting and developing new staff often have a thriving professional culture. This 4-session course will address the following learning objectives:
I. Understand the context of the Mentor/Mentee relationship
Adult learning & Development theory
Induction - Development - Training
II. Explore: Who is the beginning teacher?
David Hunt’s Mode
Assessing their needs
III. Unpack: Who is the mentor?
IV. Examine how Languagne & Communication impact the Mentor/Mentee relations
Developing awareness of language shifts
Mentoring vs Evaluating language
Peer Coaching through active listening, paraphrasing & mediational questions