Mentoring Made easy

Mentoring can be both time-consuming and rewarding. Learn simple and effective strategies to make the most of your time and theirs.
Target Audience
Teachers who are seeking to be mentors or are already mentors and want specific resources to be more effective & effecient
5 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Mentoring can be both time-consuming and rewarding. Learn simple and effective strategies to make the most of your time and theirs.

1. Mentoring myths and facts
Coaching and mentoring are often used interchangeably but are very different in both definition and practice. Learn the facts so you don’t waste your time. Differentiate between your goals and reason for choosing to mentor and those of your mentee. Learn how to best build rapport and set yourself for success.

2. Understanding a coach-approach
Coaching is the fastest growing industry in the world because it gets results. Given effective mentors are those who have specific communication skills and structured framework in which to operate in (Le Cornu, 2012), coaching psychology provides the resources we need to be effective mentors. In this session we learn the science of coaching and explore simple and effective strategies that encourage reflection, insight into pedagogy and build respect, trust and collaboration.

3. Conducting effective performance appraisals
The foundation of any successful mentor program is planning. Here we plan the best way forward that is unique for you and your role at school. Whether this be using the Professional teaching standards to reflect on practice or simply supporting teaching in a specific task. We put into practice two common coaching models – GROW and SMART – to help you collectively move from good to great.

Audience

Teachers who are seeking to be mentors or are already mentors and want specific resources to be more effective & effecient

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 16/11/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

1. Mentoring myths and facts

1 hour

Coaching and mentoring are often used interchangeably but are very different in both definition and practice. Learn the facts so you are being both effective and meaningful without wasting your time.

2. Building trust and rapport

1 hour

Learn how to best build rapport and set your relationship for success. Uncover key values and establish learning intentions for being in a mentoring relationship. This includes being clear about what’s in it for you and them as well as identifying individual strengths.

3. Understanding a coach-approach

1 hour

Coaching is the fastest growing industry in the world because it gets results. Given effective mentors are those who have specific communication skills and structured framework in which to operate in (Le Cornu, 2012), coaching psychology provides the resources we need to be effective mentors. Here we begin looking at effective questioning techniques to get started as well as the art of truly listening.

4. Applying a coach approach

1 hour

After looking at the theory and evidence of coaching in education, we look at specific tools that support reflective insights into professional knowledge and practice. From the Teaching Wheel to the GROW Model we explore practical ways to encourage reflection and collaboration.

5. Conducting effective performance appraisals

1 hour

The foundation of any successful mentor program is planning. Here we help you create a mentoring program that is unique for you and your role at school. Whether this be using the Professional Teaching Standards to reflect on practice or supporting colleagues in a specific task. Participants leave with practical tools to reflect, engage and connect with each other as together we move from good to great.

6. Putting it all together

1 hour

In the final session we map what we have done and put it all together in an easy to follow format. Participants leave with a set of simple strategies to begin using with staff or students.

User Rating

4.2

Latest Reviews

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Mentoring Made easy
by Christopher Murray on 01/08/2017
Mentoring Made easy
by Rosemary Tomic on 01/08/2017

I enjoyed the flexibility of this course. I could pace it they way I wanted with little interruption to my work or family life. I found the course to be interesting and the presenter’s feedback to invaluable.

Mentoring Made easy
by bessy persenitis on 29/06/2017

Very informative and relative to what my learning goals were. The course delivered what it promised.

Mentoring Made easy
by Alicia Ernst on 31/05/2017

This course was just what I was looking for relating to mentoring and coaching. I came away with some fantastic tools and a comprehensive understanding of these roles when supporting colleagues through change. The course was thorough and weel-organised within each module to target differing aspects of mentoring. I achieved the targeted goals identified by the course.

Mentoring Made easy
by Stephanie Ruggiero on 26/04/2017

I found the course very helpful in preparing me for mentoring.
I would have liked to space out my completion of the course more, however due to upcoming commitments I had to finish it within a 2 week time frame, which was definitely doable as it was school holidays. If it had run on the initial start date instead of the new one, I would have been able to do that. Having said that, I felt it worked in the time frame, mostly due to the school holidays. Completing the course in 2 weeks during the school term would have proven to be difficult. I think having the course open for 6 weeks during the school term is good.
I enjoyed how openly and honestly Daniela facilitated the course, as well as being very available if needed. The videos, resources, content and images all added to how wonderfully put together this course was.
Things to include – Perhaps a couple more worksheets? Things to print out and take away to actively use in mentoring sessions. Perhaps also more videos on actual mentoring sessions taking place after lessons have been taught and how the course content is used in action e.g. a mentor explaining their vision in an introductory session with mentee etc.
I think the course was great and had lots of valuable content!


About the team


Daniela Falecki

Creator

Daniela Falecki is known as the “keep-it-real” teacher who specialises in Positive Psychology. Her passionate and practical approach makes her a sought after speaker in schools because she knows what it is like. Sharing stories from her 20 years of experience in schools, her insights are practical, realistic and evidence based. Daniela also lectures at Western Sydney University, is a Senior Associate for Dr Suzy Green & the Positivity Institute, and is the developer of many BOSTES accredited mentoring and coaching programs for teachers. Daniela has been the NSW Manager for the Outdoor Education Group, program developer for International College of Wellness Coaches and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). She has completed a Masters in Education (Leadership), a Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education), a Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education, a Life Coaching Certificate (Life Coaching Academy) is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and was voted Lecturer of the Year 2014 at Western Sydney University.


This course is FREE with Online Subscription

Creator

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