Thunder Bay Catholic DSB - Mentoring for All

Thinking About All Learners

Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario

Ideas From TBCDSB New Teachers & Mentors

Building Relational Trust

November 14, 2017

  • Sharing experiences
  • Being empathetic
  • Being real and listening
  • Seeing mentoring as reciprocal
  • Finding time to be authentically present
  • Providing positive reinforcement
  • Sharing resources
  • Being approachable

March 21, 2017

  • Being genuine
  • Being "real"
  • Asking questions to get to know person
  • Coaching
  • Listening, listening, listening
  • Making "mistakes" into learning opportunities
  • Being welcoming and simply smiling;

Jan 18, 2017

  • Listening...just listening
  • Showing empathy
  • Being non-evaluative
  • Sharing our own challenges
  • Offering perspective from our experiences
  • Being open and honest
  • Making yourself available as a resource - feeling of safety
  • Recognizing the power of laughter
  • Creating a sharing environment (in person and /or online)
  • Having common work rooms / spaces to connect

More Ideas from Mentors across Ontario

Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning

March 21, 2017 morning with new teachers and mentors
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