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Mentoring the New Teacher

Just because you know how to teach doesn't mean you know how to be a mentor. You may want to use these resources to help guide you through the role and responsibilities of a mentor. After all, mentoring the next generation of educators is a very important job. We want to do it right.
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Mentoring the New Teacher
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    Another video, this one follows two new teachers and their mentor and gives you some advice on how to observe and what to do with what you see in the class.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    This is a simple list that you could keep with your mentoring supplies, so you can refer to them as you are planning and reflecting on your mentoring activities. The first is very important--maintaining confidentially, so the new teacher feels safe to experiment without worrying about repercussions if something doesn't work.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    Make sure you read all the way through this article--packed full of advice for a successful mentoring relationship--and read the section on "Five Steps of the Action Plan for Cultural Proficiency. This is another important part of the process that you need to keep in mind.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    You may find this checklist to be useful in planning out mentoring activities. I like the essential topics listed at the end of the document. It's a long list to get through, but these are essential to great teaching.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    In this video, you follow a second-year teacher at her school, her relationship with her mentors, and the process of mentoring. It's a very good guideline for what works in mentoring.
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    ascd.org

    The Good Mentor

    7 minute read
    Natalie Mroz says:
    One of the best take aways from this article is that you need to individualize your mentoring for the teacher and the class. No two are ever the same, as you know well!
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    edutopia.org

    Why New Teachers Need Mentors

    5 minute read
    Natalie Mroz says:
    A new teacher discusses his relationship with two teachers that made a difference in his first year. A good mentor will want to understand how it feels to be on the receiving end of the relationship.
  • weareteachers.com
    weareteachers.com

    WeAreTeachers: How to Be (or Find) a Truly Great Teaching Mentor

    6 minute read
    Natalie Mroz says:
    Showing both sides of the mentor relationship, this article gives both some excellent advice. "Show your weaknesses" is a great piece of advice. Let your mentee know that you've made mistakes and been in his or her shoes as well.
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