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
13 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

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

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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

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Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.1.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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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

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Mentoring Made easy
by Tanith Reardon on 05/04/2018

This course provided some excellent practical exercises to use when mentoring others. Several strategies and ideas were offered, the course also outlined my own strengths and weaknesses as a communicator which was excellent for future reference.

Mentoring Made easy
by Christopher Dalton on 30/01/2018

As I am acting as a mentor within my school I found many of the resources will be useful for when I am working with members of staff. I found the research based models to be excellent and look forward to using them this year. The course was excellent.

Mentoring Made easy
by Carly McPherson on 23/01/2018

I’ve done a few mentoring courses but this one offered some new and very practical strategies that I will be able to implement immediately. The tools used were also flexible and adaptable and I’m looking forward to experimenting with them in my context.

Mentoring Made easy
by Gayle Mackenzie on 09/01/2018

I found the course was great for pulling together the knowledge I had gained over my years as teaching. It also provided me with new information to use with what I had to help me to be a more effective mentor.

Mentoring Made easy
by Maria Tsoutras on 04/12/2017

Very useful- provided with strategies to assist in mentoring and coaching. Allowed for self-reflection into mentoring practices.

Mentoring Made easy
by Andrew Light on 10/11/2017

The course was valuable as it gave skills I would not have had the chance to learn otherwise. There was a balance between theory, practical and reflective activities.

Mentoring Made easy
by Hiba Haragli on 06/11/2017

The course was very insightful and valuable.

Mentoring Made easy
by Julie Gray on 19/10/2017
This is a very useful course. It became apparent very early on in the online course that I had problems with my mentoring due to obvious and avoidable issues. The clarity of the aha moment is a great feeling! The good rating reflects online learning which is not my favourite mode of learning.
Mentoring Made easy
by Holly Akhurst on 28/09/2017

I loved the course, great content, very useful. It took longer to complete that the alloted hours.

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by Christopher Murray on 01/08/2017
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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.


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.