Indicator 4.10 – Eastern Middle School - DEMO
Opportunities are available for mentoring.
This indicator examines opportunities for mentoring experiences.
- How do staff and administrators feel about mentoring as professional development?
- What advantages do you see in mentoring activities? What drawbacks do you see?
- What changes in current work schedules would be required to implement a mentoring program?
- Before launching a mentoring activity, assess perceptions about
its value. Mentor programs can stimulate collaboration among education
employees. The mentor is a teacher who has the time and resources
to carry out the assignment. Using mentoring techniques, have a
team experiment with innovative techniques. The group may:
- Commit to a new approach.
- Agree to meet regularly to discuss what is happening in their classrooms or in the school.
- Agree to observe each other and provide feedback to each other.
- Provide ample time to try and learn from the experience.
This indicator is related to the School culture and organization nourishing a culture of reflection and collaborative inquiry section of the Next Steps resources.
Survey Questions for Indicator 4.10
During the past 12 months, how often did you participate in the following activities related to teaching?
- Q19B: Being mentored by a teacher or other colleague in a formal relationship.
- Q19C: Mentoring a teacher or other colleague in a formal relationship.