Superior North Catholic DSB - Mentoring for All

Thinking About All Learners

Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario

Ideas from Superior North Catholic DSB Mentors

Building Relational Trust

March 22, 2017
  • Spending time to build relationship(s)
  • Getting to know each person "beyond school" via conversations
  • Following through with actions
  • Checking in on progress
  • Being approachable
  • Listening
  • Being visible and "present" in the moment
  • Realizing the power of appreciation and valuing others
  • Being supportive of ideas
  • Validating concerns
  • Taking your cue from person
  • Providing tangible gestures of support
  • Recognizing the importance of body language in communication
  • Maintaining an even keel
  • Thinking things through before responding
  • Authentically sharing the work
  • Being flexible based on emergent needs
  • Sharing thinking behind decisions
  • Answering the "why"
  • Being humble
  • Providing constructive feedback
  • Applying the personal resources from the Ontario Leadership Framework
A "kayak moment" @ St Edward's in Nipigon
Dec 8, 2016
  • Listening to listen
  • Being authentically present
  • Having courage to go beyond "comfort zone"
  • Getting to know the person outside of school
  • Validating concerns and challenges - sharing own strategies
  • Being inclusive
  • Knowing our own strengths - acting as a mirror so our colleague can see their strengths
  • Having humility and integrity
  • Following up words with actions
  • Having a positive attitude ourselves
  • Being a co-learner
  • Applying growth mindset - seeing challenges (e.g. 21 C learning / social media) as learning opportunities

More Ideas from Mentors across Ontario

Room with a view - NorWester in Thunder Bay Dec 8. 2016

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