explicit communication there is an increased likelihood of building positive relationships. It is crucial The mentor-student teacher relationship is a crucial cog in. mentees and the roles they undertake in a mentoring relationship. during professional placements (or practicum) in which student teachers are being placed . nurture the development of the mentee through building rapport ( Hudson. Relationships and relationship building are essential in teaching, particularly as a way to engage students in education (Pianta, Hamre, & Allen.
Build Trust During your early conversations, establish a relationship built on trust. Emphasize that your role as a mentor is to coach and support the new teacher.
Remind them that effective teachers cultivate a growth mindset, and that all teachers engage in reflection and goal setting. Your role as a mentor is to support the growth of the new teacher.
Emphasize that you are there to support the new teacher learn by celebrating their successes and reflecting on mistakes. What can your mentee expect from you as a mentor? What do you expect from them? How often will you meet and for how long?
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What roles and responsibilities will the new teacher have in your classroom and how will they evolve throughout the year? Communicating expectations at the beginning of the school year lays the groundwork for successful co-teaching relationships.Relationship Building: Parent/Teacher Communication
Collaborate Relationships can be built through shared work. Teachers engage in a variety of projects at the beginning of the year, from setting up the classroom to making home visits to planning for the year.
Engaging in this work together helps you to build a relationship through shared experience.
The Mentor-Student Teacher Relationship: Finding Common Ground
Be Transparent As an experienced teacher you might have processes or systems that are built into your practice. Share your goals Effective teachers are lifelong learners. Although it was in a nice suburban school district, the teacher I was assigned to couldn't have been any less of a mentor.
I was in constant fear that I was doing something wrong because she always compared me to her previous student teacher. Plus, she only gave me negative feedback, which made me feel like such a failure.
As a prospective teacher, all I wanted was an experience that benefited the both of us. After two very different situations, I've learned a few tricks to help teachers and student teachers work as a team. Here's what you should know.
Find Your Shared Rhythm for Teaching One of the best things my first mentor did was to ease me into the teaching process. Prospective teachers vary in terms of previous teaching experience and education—some may feel more comfortable diving right in while others will easily feel like they're being thrown to the sharks.
It's wise to have a conversation before your experience even starts to see what the best approach is for you. For me, gradually easing my way into the experience one subject at a time was what made me feel the most comfortable.
My confidence started to build gradually each day, which eventually made me eager to take on more subjects.
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Be Equally Involved in the Classroom This is a shared experience, so mentors shouldn't just show prospective teachers what it takes to plan and grade a lesson; they should also make them part of the overall process. With my first placement, I was included in everything my mentor did. From getting to school early and staying late to prepare lessons, to bus duty and parent-teacher meetings, I was right there by her side.
The more I was exposed to, the more experience and knowledge I gained. I was able to learn how to effectively talk to parents, prep for lessons, and even find my way around the faculty room.