Mentoring is integral to school improvement and raising teaching standards. Whilst it has been around for some time, it is often misunderstood or poorly applied. This is an accessible guide to effective mentoring for all busy teachers and school leaders. Designed to be read over a week, the book is divided into seven practical chapters each detailing clear strategies, examining the strategy in action and summarising the relevant underpinning theory.
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