Should I be a mentor?
The decision to become a mentor is a big one! Mentorship offers many rewards, but it also requires a strong commitment to beginning teacher learning and a substantial investment of time and energy.
This section will help you evaluate whether you wish to be a mentor. It may also provide you with ideas you can use in advocating for a stronger mentoring program in your school or district.
What are the rewards of mentoring?
- Mentorship offers a new professional challenge to experienced teachers.
- Mentors gain satisfaction from helping beginning teachers develop as professionals.
- Mentors have opportunities to improve their own teaching through reflection, collaboration with others and continued professional development.
What else should I consider as I decide whether or not to become a mentor?
Tool: Self-evaluation: Should I be a mentor?