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Mentoring for Quality Induction Toolkit

Folder Four, Components of Mentor Training, provides information to assist the LPDC, school leaders, mentor training providers, and mentors as they plan, implement and evaluate the mentoring program. The information includes the qualities of effective mentors, criteria for mentor selection, the roles and responsibilities of a mentor, and components of comprehensive mentor training. Numerous resources are provided in this folder to facilitate the selection, training, and ongoing support of mentors.
Guiding Questions
bullet What are the qualities of effective mentors?
bullet What criteria should be used to select mentors?
bullet Who will be involved in the selection of mentors?
bullet What are the roles and responsibilities of a mentor?
bullet What procedures should be used in order to best match a mentor with the needs of a novice teacher?
bullet What are the suggested training components for mentor training?
bullet What procedures support reflective practice between mentors and novice teachers in order to improve teaching?
Key Glossary Terms
* E-mentoring
*  Formative assessment between mentor and novice teacher
*  Mentor
* Mentoring

Resource Tools [PDF]

R1 Qualities of Effective Mentors
R4 Criteria for Selection of Mentor Teachers
R6 Sample Mentor Teacher Application and Assignment Form 1
R7 Sample Mentor Teacher Application and Assignment Form 2
R8 Sample Mentoring Partnership Agreement
R12 Sample Agenda: District Mentor Training
R13 Sample Collaborative Assessment Log
R19 Graphic of Collegial Coaching Cycle
R23 Sample Individual Growth Plan 1
R24 Sample Individual Growth Plan 2
R27 Sample Interaction Contact Log
Sections of the Folder [PDF]
bullet Qualities of an Effective Mentor
- - Commitment to the Role of Mentoring
- - Acceptance of the Novice Teacher
- - Skill in Providing Instructional Support
- - Effective in Different Interpersonal Contexts
- - Model Being a Continuous Learner
- - Able to Communicate Hope and Optimism
bullet Criteria for Mentor Selection
- - Application and Selection of Mentors
- - Clarify Roles and Responsibilities of Mentors
- - Matching Mentors with Novice Teachers
bullet Mentor Training Components
- - Roles and Responsibilities of Mentors and Novice Teachers and Their Transitions
- - Communication and Building Trust
- - The Challenges of Mentoring
- - The Adult Learner
- - Questioning Techniques
- - Use of Standards-Based Formative Assessments
- - Classroom Visitations
- - Collegial Coaching
- - Designing Professional Growth Activities
- - Ongoing Networking Opportunities
bullet Interactions between Mentor and Novice Teacher
- - E-Mentoring
  Additional Resources[PDF]
R2 Qualities of a High-Performing Mentor Teacher
R3 Sample Mentor Rubric
R5 Self-Survey: Should I Become a Mentor?
R9 Sample Streamlined Mentoring Partnership Agreement
R10 New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers
R11 New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers Awareness Activity
R14 Sample Monthly Mentoring Documentation Log
R15 Sample Mentor-Novice Teacher Communication Log
R16 Sample Discussion Topics
R17 Sample Data Collection During Classroom Visitation
R18 Sample Classroom Visitation Protocol
R20 Planning Conference Question Guide
R21 Reflection Time Question Guide
R22 Debriefing Question Guide
R25 SMART Goal Framework
R26 Sample Mentor-Novice Teacher Interaction Summary

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