Are you an effective mentor to your colleagues?
Is mentoring in your school or college implemented, evaluated and embedded in a professional and sustainable way?
Are you maximising the many benefits of good mentoring?
This book is for you if you are a busy classroom teacher or school leader. It provides practical advice and helpful strategies in accessible bite-sized chunks that are brief and to the point. The ideas are illustrated with clear examples, showing how you can put your new-found skills and knowledge into practice day by day. Designed to be read over a week, the book is divided into seven concise chapters to help you become a more skilful and confident mentor.
Jonathan Gravells is a management consultant who advises organisations on mentoring and coaching, providing corporate training in the UK and around the world. He has published widely on mentoring, leadership and personal change. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, and on the NHS register of approved executive coaches. Susan Wallace is Emeritus Professor of Education at Nottingham Trent University where, for many years, part of her role was to support learning on the initial training courses for teachers in the FE sector. She has researched and published extensively on education, training and management of behaviour, and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences. Her particular interests are in mentoring and the motivation and behaviour of students.
Introduction Day One - What is mentoring and how does it work? Day Two - Making mentoring work well - Paving the way, organizing & supporting Day Three - Building the right relationship & creating a safe space Day Four - Helping your mentee develop - Listening & Questioning Day Five - Helping your mentee develop - Further skills Day Six - Some common mentoring challenges and how to tackle them Day Seven - Is it working? - Evaluating success