I am in a grad class and one of my assignments is on mentors/mentees. If
you have anything to share, I'd appreciate it.
If you are a mentor, what did you do to help your mentee? What kind of
responsibilities did you have? What do you think was most beneficial to
your mentee? Was that person a certified first year teacher, lateral entry,
or just new to your school? What kind of leadership qualities should a
mentor have? Does your school or district have a formal program?
If you were a new teacher, etc. how did your mentor help you? What kind of
methods were used? What about positive and negative experiences? What kind
of characteristics/skills do you think a mentor should have?
Thanks again for any help!
P.S. I really don't have a personal experience with being mentored. When I
began teaching 10 years ago, I was lateral entry. I asked administration
for a mentor and they said "Why? You're not certified" and I said I wouldn't
need one when I finally was certified. They gave me a mentor about a year
later, she wasn't even in art, and both of us thought it was rather silly.
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