Rainy River DSB - Mentoring for ALL

Thinking About All Learners

Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario

Foundational Elements of Mentorship

Ideas froM Rainy River DSB Mentors - Building Trust

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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