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ERIC Number: ED340698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Rebuilding a Positive Self-Image for Mentor Teachers.
Knight, Cheryl S.; Knight, J. Pat
Mentoring programs designed to assist beginning teachers have become commonplace in today's public school. However, little has been voiced about the necessity of considering the self-esteem of the mentor and the part it plays in developing a sucessful mentor/beginning teacher relationship. The mentor's self-concept directly affects the teaching success of both the mentor and the mentee. This paper presents the necessary activities of the mentor/mentee relationship and intertwines the necessary conscious ventures for building a positive self-image within both mentor and mentee. Those necessary activities include allowing both parties to: (1) fulfill responsibilities intentionally; (2) provide the gift of listening; (3) develop the ability to make decisions; (4) express and accept feelings; and (5) have the freedom to grow. These activities are characteristics of a caring and nurturing relationship. In this relationship the mentor's self-esteem plays a vital role. The great potential for growth is released when educators recognize the power of a positive self-esteem. (Author/IAH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A