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The School Mentor’s Guide
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The School Mentor’s Guide
How to mentor new and beginning teachers



February 2020 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
The ultimate guide for current and aspiring school mentors.

Whether a recently qualified teacher who has taken on their first mentee or a professional mentor who is responsible for groups of trainees and teachers in the early years of their careers, this book explores what effective mentoring is and how to succeed in the role.
The book:

·       Provides a framework for school-based mentors to work within.

·       Outlines the key skills and qualities of effective in-school mentors.

·       Supports mentors to build confidence and raise the status of their role.

·       Brings greater coherence and consistency to school-based mentoring for trainee and beginning teachers.

 
Introduction: The Professional Role of a Teacher Mentor
 
Standard 1: Personal Qualities
 
Standard 2: Teaching
 
Standard 3: Professionalism
 
Standard 4: Self-development & Working in Partnership
 
Professional Mentoring Skills
 
Models and Techniques for Mentoring
 
Conclusion

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Colin Howard

Colin Howard is a senior primary lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (ITT) at the University of Worcester. He has been involved in primary education for over 24 years of which 14 years has been as a successful head teacher in both small village and large primary school settings. He has a strong research interest which includes primary science, aspects of professional practice and teachers’ professional identity. He is a SIAMS inspector of the Diocese of Hereford. More About Author

Joy Carroll

Joy Carroll is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Worcester. She teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is the undergraduate Year 3 Cohort Lead. Before moving into initial teacher training, Joy taught in a range of primary schools. Joy also worked as a Nursery manager and an education advisor. Joy is author of several key education texts.  She is currently working on doctoral research, exploring how schools and universities work in partnership on initial teacher education within university-led and school-led initial teacher training routes. More About Author

Jane Owens

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