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While it’s important to invest in new teachers, it’s as important to invest in mentors. Mentors serve as invaluable guides and supporters on the educational journey. They provide new teachers with a soft place to land, a trusted person to turn to for guidance on new lessons, and a valuable resource for addressing behavior challenges. Mentors are the first line of support for new teachers, making the selection of the right individuals for each new teacher imperative.
Let’s explore the essential components of effective mentorship, the ‘mentorship must-haves,’ that contribute to the growth and success of educators in their early career stages:
- Purposeful Matching
- Professional Learning Resources
- Willingness to Help and Support
- Sustainable Commitment
- Video Coaching
- Effective Communication
- Growth Mindset and Positive Presence
... and more!
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