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ERIC Number: ED378687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0735-0023
The Principal's Role in Mentoring.
Bercik, Janet T.
Streamlined Seminar, v13 n3 Dec 1994
This document describes the principal's role in supervising a teacher mentoring program. It provides tips for guiding mentors and describes the characteristics of a good mentor. For example, mentors working with a novice should focus on three areas--the classroom, emotional support, and practical applications. Three styles of mentoring include acting as a responder, colleague, or initiator. Guidelines for pairing mentors with proteges are offered, which focus on recognizing these important characteristics of a good mentoring relationship: (1) similar values about achievement; (2) complementary skills and knowledge; (3) the mentor's experience level; (4) the mentor's willingness to share information; and (5) the willingness of both parties to listen and ask questions. In conclusion, mentoring involves many skills--knowing when and how to work with a new colleague, who should mentor, and how much mentoring is enough. The key, for the principal, is to act as a team builder and to maximize the mentor's effectiveness. (LMI)
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($2.50; 10 or more, $2 each; Virginia residents add 4.5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A