Rainy River DSB - Mentoring for All

Thinking About All Learners
Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario
Foundational Elements of Mentorship

Mentoring for All Learning Resources

Practical Ideas for and from Rainy River DSB Mentors

Building Relational Trust

April 5, 2018

  • Listening, listening, listening
  • Noticing strengths
  • Provding acknowledgment
  • Being welcoming
  • Being willing to take a risk by seeking help
  • Getting to know colleague as a person outside of school
  • Caring
  • Being intentional and giving with time
  • Following through

May 30, 2017

  • Getting to know as a person "outside of school"
  • Being authentically present
  • Following through with actions
  • Sharing our own feelings
  • Seeking ideas/resources from new colleagues
  • Allowing time for relationship to build

May 12, 2016

  • Being willing to admit challenges (an "open book")
  • Seeking advice from the new teacher
  • Avoiding the "you shoulds" via providing a menu of options for the person to consider
  • Spending time to build the relationship (beyond school)
  • Being affirmative with words and actions

April 12, 2016

  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Inviting the new teacher into your own classroom
  • Showing a genuine personal interest - beyond the school
  • Being open to any question no matter how small
  • Following through with actions
  • Being authentically present
  • Sharing experiences together
  • Being kind and respectful
  • Including the person in school (and social) activities

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