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

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2 Supporting your beginner teacher in the early stages

Learning to teach, or inducting a new teacher into a school, require mentoring roles that lie along a continuum – from close and careful support and challenge at the start, to being there as a back-up and an encourager as the beginner teacher moves towards autonomy. Mentoring calls for different skills at different times and a consideration of the structure of learning opportunities over time, in order to give the beginner teacher new challenges and responsibilities as their expertise develops.