Key questions from the perspective of
“The better the quality of mentoring, the better the quality
of a new teacher’s classroom instruction. Like good teaching,
good mentoring involves complex skills and understandings that are
rarely intuitive.” (Gless and Moir, 2001)
What is my vision of mentoring and of my role as a mentor?
What are the state’s expectations for mentors of
What kinds of support should I expect
in my mentoring role?
What are the needs and concerns of beginning teachers,
and how do I respond?
How do I help new teachers feel comfortable and develop competence
in questioning and improving their teaching practice?
How do I help beginning teachers develop authentic teaching
How can I do classroom observation and feedback that helps
As a mentor, what should I expect myself to be learning?