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

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Week 1: What does it mean to be a mentor for a beginner teacher?


This week will help to develop your understanding of effective school-based mentoring of beginner teachers. It is designed to enable you to understand effective mentoring. As is made clear, mentors have an important role as teacher-educators within the school-based context, supporting and challenging beginner teachers to ensure they progress from needing familiarisation with the role and mores of being a teacher through to consolidation of those ideas and ultimaely to be able to become an autonomous teacher. The rewards of mentoring are also explored, as you engage in reflection on your own teaching and leadership practices.

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Activity Learning actions Time
Activity 1 Mentoring from different perspectives Watch the video and identify the different expectations people place on the role of the mentor in school. 20 mins
Activity 2 Reflecting on and auditing mentoring skills Fill in a table of mentoring skills and audit your current skills. 30 mins
Activity 3 Promoting reflective dialogue Review two dialogues and suggest improvements. 30 mins