How to be a Brilliant Mentor: Developing Outstanding Teachers

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Trevor Wright
Routledge, Jan 1, 2010 - Education - 159 pages
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How to be a Brilliant Mentor offers clear 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.

Considering why you might become a mentor and what you can gain from the experience, it provides practical strategies and direct problem-solving to help you move promising trainees quickly beyond mere competence. It explores:

  • collaborative working
  • giving effective feedback
  • emotional intelligence and developing and maintaining relationships
  • dealing with critical incidents
  • developing reflective practice
  • what to do if relationships beak 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 Wright.

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About the author (2010)

Trevor Wright, University of Worcester, UK, has been a successful teacher for about thirty years, and a trainer of teachers for about fifteen years. His experiences as both teacher and teacher-trainer allow him to bridge the gap between principle and practice on a day-to-day basis.

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