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A mentoring mindset (Meddylfryd mentora)
A mentoring mindset (Meddylfryd mentora)

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7 Week 3 summary

The complex relationship between mentor and mentee is highly rewarding, and provides significant rewards in terms of the professional development of the mentee and the mentor. As the beginner teacher moves towards taking on the full role of a teacher, the role the mentor takes could be more accurately called a coaching role – and what this means has been discussed in this week.

As part of discussing a coaching dialogue, the vital skills of asking the right questions in the right way and listening to the answer have been emphasised. When mentoring or coaching is approached intentionally and empathetically, it has the power to inspire and instil in the beginner teacher the desire to take their teaching and the profession forward.

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