We want you to join the Teacher Education team by training to be Mentor.
You will remember from your own training how important it is to have a subject specialist Mentor to support you through your teacher training.
Research shows that mentoring is perhaps the most effective form of supporting the professional development of trainee teachers*.
The benefits of mentoring for trainee teachers include;
- developing their subject specialist teaching and learning strategies
- increased confidence, self esteem and professional growth
- notable improvement in classroom and behaviour management skills
- developing strategies to manage workload more effectively
Mentoring a trainee teacher has benefits for the Mentor too;
- you will learn from critical reflection of your own teaching practices
- you will receive training and support in mentoring, observing practice and giving feedback
- your mentee will introduce you to new ideas and technology
- mentoring offers you, a teacher, the great opportunity talk about teaching!
If you are interested in joining the teacher education training teams by becoming a Mentor, please contact your College team or email Clare Winder firstname.lastname@example.org
* Hobson, et al (2008), Marable & Raimondi (2007), Carter & Francis (2001), Franke & Dahlgren, (1996), Su (1992).