The early years of teaching can be incredibly challenging for beginning teachers. Research indicates that an increasing amount of teachers are leaving the profession within the first 5 years.

How To Mentor A New Teacher

New teachers benefit from having a good mentor who help and encourage them in their teaching journey. Like Mentor, who carefully looked after Telmachus when his Dad, Odysseus, went away to war, new teachers are supported by their mentors in the early years of their teaching career.

Here’s 10 quick ways to be a great mentor:

  1. Be available
  2. Meet regularly
  3. Listen
  4. Encourage
  5. Give feedback
  6. Share resources
  7. Give practical help
  8. Introduce them to others
  9. Be a good example
  10. Learn

Episode Resources

  1. Resource: Beginning Teacher Starter Pack (fully digital and downloadable)
  2. Post: How To Have A Difficult Conversation
  3. Podcast Episode #8 – How To Have A Difficult Conversation
  4. Post: 10 Helpful Reminders To Avoid Overwhelm


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