This latest edition draws upon research to illustrate essential mentoring behaviors. Provides new tools such as classroom observation methods, teacher mentor standards, and learning styles assessment.

Tips and Observations

Tips and observations

Set Ground Rules Early

At the beginning of your association with a mentee, discuss the objectives of the relationship. Sort out roles, boundaries, expectations, and processes. Clarify issues of confidentiality. If there is disagreement, or if you do not know the answer to a question, present your position and feelings honestly so that there will be no false assumptions.

Help Change Happen

If you are thwarted in attempts to bring about a change in your mentee or in the mentoring process, try the following:

  • Define the desired change using specific, measurable terms.
  • List everything you can think of that is resisting or getting in the way of that change.
  • List everything you can think of that is helping or can help that change ...
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