Are you a Teacher Mentor? Need to work with the Standards?
What if I had five sneaky secrets to help you be the best teacher mentor… ever… in the world? Tune In I’ve got them here for you today.
Before we go any further, I want you to think about the term “mentor” and what that brings up for you. Because… we are ALL mentors… every single educator. Whether you’ve been teaching for 20 years or you’re in the first year of your teaching degree. If you sit and listen and support another educator in any way (that includes coffee and cake… in fact that’s highly encouraged) then you are a mentor to someone.
When you thought of the word mentor did you associate yourself with it? What emotions did it bring up for you? I ask because we need to move more of us away from this limiting belief that we have to be teaching for x years or achieve some self-set goal before we are worthy of supporting another human being in this career. Stop it! We all have different experiences and so we all have something to share with each other. I learn as much from a new teacher as I do from a colleague who’s been teaching for 20 years.
Yes, you are. We are all teacher mentors. Here are 5 tips to help you support others.
With that in mind, I want to share five very quick (and sneaky) secrets that will help you to increase the impact you’re having on your friends and colleagues as you work with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
These sneaky secrets will help create more clarity for you and your mentee (or friend) and, at the very least can be used to guide some really powerful learning conversations for both of you.
So, tune in to hear about:
- Focusing on Impact NOT Standards
- The Myths around the structure of the standards
- The secret code in the descriptors that reveal the holly grail
- How Artefacts are NOT evidence (yes! STOP collecting stuff!)
- Why you should start with your stories NOT the standards.
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