|PROCESS STAGES||MENTORING ACTIVITIES||THE PURPOSE|
|INTRODUCTION||Introductions, sharing of backgrounds, interests & personal information.||CREATE A CONNECTION|
|FOUNDATION||Explain mentor-protege roles, relationship & the mentoring process. Explain expectations.||CLARITY OF PURPOSE|
Orientation to the school, grade, department, staff, district & community.
Orientation to new job responsibilities, curriculum & expectations
|REDUCE THE STRESS & INCREASE THE TEAM FEELING|
Work together to prepare classroom for start of school.
Mutual sharing of ideas, discovering how room layout, management plan, and good instructional environment support each other & promote learning.
|GOOD START, BUILD TEAM, MENTOR SEEN AS A CARING HELPER|
Joint analysis of issues and problems
Development of options, strategies & plans to implement & evaluate results
|DEVELOPMENT OF THINKING & KNOWLEDGE|
Building a strong mentor-protege relationship
Reinforce protege self-esteem & confidence
Explore each others dreams for teaching, views & strengths as teachers & as persons
|MENTOR IS SEEN AS TRUSTWORTHY & AN OPENNESS IS CREATED|
Discovering the "big picture" such as:
1. planning activities as a sequence
2. assessing learning and adjusting instruction
3. worrying less about following lesson plans & more about accomplishing a lesson's purpose
|MENTOR SEEN AS A MODEL & PROTEGE IS INCREASING SKILL, INSIGHT|
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||Building a 2-way coaching relationship where mutual feedback and support for learning is the norm.||PROMOTE MENTOR & PROTEGE GROWTH|
Building a peer relationship, promoting the protege's ability to work independently, but maintaining support for each other's growth.
Promoting learning & support links with other staff, creating a broader team concept
|PROMOTING MENTOR & PROTEGE INTER-DEPENDENCE|