TT021 How to use mentorship to improve your teaching practice (Ask an Expert)

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Teacher mentors are incredibly valuable – they can offer classroom-tested ideas to improve your teaching practice, and emotional support as you begin your teaching career. In this episode, Michelle and Colin talk about more of the benefits of a mentor, and where to find one.

Show Notes:

  • Segment: Tactic Time [1:09]
  • Michelle’s story about the amazing mentors at her school [1:26]
  • The many helpful things a mentor can give you [2:46]
  • The importance of getting feedback and help from someone else [3:15]
  • Why your mentor doesn’t need to be in your subject area [5:47]
  • Why friendship and support at school is important [6:45]
  • Check with your union or district for mentorship programs [7:35]
  • You can have more than one mentor! [9:12]
  • Suggestions for finding mentor teachers and friends at school [9:53]
  • Segment: Your Homework [13:22]
  • Segment: Listener Question [14:31]
  • Strategies to help support students with negative self-talk [14:40]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [17:11]
  • Send us your teaching questions! (Write us at [18:20]
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