What do we know about mentor selection?
- The mentor selection process and how it is perceived are crucial to the effectiveness of the program.
- While both the personal match and professional match between mentors and beginning teachers are important, the professional relationship is the heart of educative mentoring.
- Several sources of information should be used when selecting mentors (observations, self-assessment, peer review, etc.).
- Criteria should reflect the school or district’s definition and goals of mentoring.
- Criteria should be reached through consensus and should be clearly articulated.
- Selection procedures should be evaluated regularly.
Self-evaluation: Should I be a mentor?
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