Foundations of Mentoring
Online Training for Teachers Who Wish to Mentor
Instructor: Jeanette Wolters-Lennon
This training will be presented in two parts. The first 3 hours is an online, asynchronous basic training recommended for anyone who wishes to mentor colleagues. The second part consists of a one hour synchronous meeting, described in detail below, which will help mentors internalize the skills and strategies of effective mentoring.
Teachers who complete all four hours of training will receive a certificate for 4 CTLE hours.
Introduction to Mentoring (3 hours) Online and asynchronous, beginning on September 22, 2022 and ending on September 28, 2022.
Introductory level background in mentoring including the need for confidentiality, trust and rapport
Introduction of important verbal skills, including
Choosing between open- and closed-ended questions
Using confirmatory paraphrasing to determine a new teacher’s “agenda”
Appropriately use positive phrasing and/or approval statements to overcome resistance
Introduction of classroom visitation cycle (pre-visitation conference, visit, post-visitation conference with new goal setting)
Mentoring Forum (1 hour) Online and Synchronous
Date: September 29, 2022 Time: 7-8 p.m.
A recap of mentoring skills from “Intro to Mentoring”.
Discussion, Q and A.
You must be a tenured teacher in order to participate in this training.
Lindenhurst teachers will become part of the district mentor pool if all 4 hours are completed.
There is no fee for OWL consortium teachers (Lindenhurst, N. Babylon, Wyandanch)
All other districts - $15 fee.
Please note that there is a 3.95% service fee charged by the credit company for
all charges and echecks. Thisfee is non-refundable. OWL does not receive any portion of this surcharge
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