How to be a Brilliant Mentor

How to be a Brilliant Mentor : Developing Outstanding Teachers

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How to be a Brilliant Mentor is an informal and accessible guide that provides ideas and reassurance to help support you in your work as a teacher-training mentor. Written by experienced trainers, teachers, and mentors, it brings together a wealth of expertise and research, offering clear and practical guidelines to enhance your mentoring, helping you to analyse your own practice and understand the complex and often ambiguous role of the mentor in school. The second edition includes new chapters on school-based training routes, dealing with their advantages and challenges, and on developing trainees through risk taking. All chapters have been updated to refer to the new National Standards for School-based ITT Mentors.Offering practical strategies and direct problem-solving to help you move promising trainees quickly beyond mere competence, it explores: *giving effective feedback *emotional intelligence and developing and maintaining relationships *collaborative working *dealing with critical incidents *developing reflective practice *what to do if relationships break down *the relationship between coaching and mentoring *mentoring newly qualified teachers as well as trainees. Illustrated with the experiences of real trainees, How to be a Brilliant Mentor can be dipped into for innovative mentoring ideas or read from cover-to-cover as a short enjoyable course which will give you added confidence in your mentoring role. The book is a companion to How to be a Brilliant Trainee Teacher, also by Trevor more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 24 black & white illustrations, 7 black & white tables, 24 black & white line drawings
  • 1138900737
  • 9781138900738

About Trevor Wright

Trevor Wright is a Senior Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education at the University of Worcester, more

Table of contents

List of contributors Acknowledgements * The pivotal importance of the mentor * Inputs and outputs * Collaborative working: the heart of good mentoring * Reflective practice: the mentoring conversation * Emotional intelligence * Mentoring together * Challenging the competent trainee: taking risks in the classroom * School-based Initial Teacher Training * Mentoring and coaching: the helping relationship * Mentoring in a primary school * Mentoring the newly qualified teacher * Dear Mentor... Suggested readingshow more