Mentoring Made easy

Daniela Falecki
Supporting Teacher Wellbeing through a Positive Psychology lens
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
56 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

24/7 lifetime course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

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Teaching Standards

6.1.2 Proficient Level – Identify and plan professional learning needs
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.4.2 Proficient Level – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing6.1.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
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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

4.4

Latest Reviews

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Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
05/12/2019

Very informative and relevant

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
05/12/2019

very relevant to my role as a mentoring coordinator

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
05/12/2019

The quality was exceptional with a vast array of research and data. The course was relevant as I wanted to learn more specific aspects of mentoring.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
05/12/2019

Very relevant to me in my new role although my school does not have a formalised mentor program

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

Comprehensive

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

I found the course to be extremely valuable. The resources were current and relevant to education.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

Brilliant, informative well set out

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

This course was extremely relevant to my needs as a supervising teacher.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

Highly relevant

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

Excellent

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

Needs updating. Missing and dead links throughout the course.
Material that is able to be accessed and searched for has been useful.
Would have rated more highly but broken links and having to search for linked documents not very good for an online course.
List of broken links:
DEFINING MENTORING AND COACHING
Coaching environmental scan (document not available)
BUILDING TRUST
The Speed of trust – Stephen Covey (video not available)
PRINCIPLES OF COACHING
Coaching for breakthrough success (not available)
THE POWER OF QUESTIONS
Source link is broken
COLLECTING EVIDENCE
Professional Experience Framework (link is broken – can search to find on NESA site)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Professional and Development Framework (link is broken) The course had a number of resources and strategies to use when formally mentoring and coaching in education settings.
Unfortunately, it has not been maintained and there are a number of dead links. Of those dead links you can search for and find the majority of the documents referenced or the updated versions, but there were a number that cannot be accessed.
I did find the course useful. I will be using it to assist staff on the journey towards proficiency.

John Girvan
Karabar High School

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

This course was very relevant to my needs.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

The quality of this course was high, the content was well structured and relevant.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

The quality and relevance of this course content was excellent and engaging.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

This course was of extremely high quality. It was very relevant for me as I am just about to begin a mentoring program at my school.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

Highly relevant good overview of coaching and mentoring.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

The course content was highly relevant and useful. The quality was variable. Many typographic errors in the text affected the quality and many links to documents and videos were no longer working. Very frustrating! I had to search for these myself online.

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

very useful

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

Very detailed

Mentoring Made easy - Daniela Falecki
02/09/2019

The course was extremely useful and touched on many useful strategies to become and effective mentor.


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.