Join the Teacher Education team by training to be a Mentor

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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 clwinder@uclan.ac.uk

* Hobson, et al  (2008),  Marable & Raimondi (2007), Carter & Francis (2001), Franke & Dahlgren, (1996), Su (1992).

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