within it, even at 78, she remains one of the most influential voices. Her central passion which has carried her through 23 years of public school teaching, 10 children, a masters and Ph. D. degree, and over 20 years as a member of the faculty at Stanford can be summed up in one word: care. She writes of it, speaks about it, and practices it.
Criminologist James Fox of Northeastern University predicts that murders committed by teens will skyrocket as the population of kids 10 and under is higher than population of 21st century teens by 20%. (Stephens) Mentoring is the act of helping out someone that isn't as knowledgeable or experienced in different areas. The goal is to make them leaders. (Patterson)
One thing I believe is a necessity in growing up is having a mentor. Having a mentor is, not only, beneficial for the mentee but also the mentor. Being a mentor is a learning experience for everyone participating, it helps people grow as a person and friendships are created when a bond if formed. Some people might think it's a waste of time for a child or that it'll never work out for a troubled delinquent but based on the research I've done, I have proven them wrong. Through-out this paper I will provide the pros and cons of mentoring and how they affect both mentor and mentee. To back up my proposal that mentoring is supporting, I will supply examples to answer the question: Is mentoring really important?
“He was an amazing educator. He would talk to you as if you were on the same educational level," Groff said. "He had conversations that vested in your education. He would invite you to his office hours and would discuss things with you for an hour at a time. He always had time for you."
Dr. Grant Bell has worked diligently to get to the point where he is today as a leader and role model of the community.. Starting as a middle school history teacher for many years, working his way to an assistant principal, and eventually becoming a school principal at a high needs school. During this journey, he has obtained his bachelor’s degree, teaching certificate, master’s degree, administrative license, and finally his doctorate in education. On top of his achievements, Dr. Bell is constantly reading books and attending seminars during the school year and over the summer to help our school stay on top of new, innovative ideas. One of the most effective practices that Dr. Bell has established in our school is loaning out his various
1. Mentors are people who have high proficiency in the industry that they teach. They have flexible minds, allowing them to find innovative solutions to problems. They love to learn and use self reflection and observation to do so. Mentors are not afraid to try new things relating to their field and keep an open mind to other’s input and ideas. In a preschool setting, mentors need to be well educated about children and adults. Understanding how teachers can learn is vital.
As an aspiring Educator, I strongly believe that having an assigned mentor for new teachers would be a significant benefit to the newly hired educators and the students in the classroom. Teaching is not an easy position and requires plenty of hard work and dedication in the classroom. A mentor would definitely enhance a new teacher’s experience by providing support, building morale and assisting with academic support for students in the classroom.
I can make a great impact on my campus as a teacher leader by following the model of mentoring new teachers. This upcoming school year, I will have two new teachers coming on campus to teach third grade. This article was perfect timing for me to process how to best serve these teachers as a mentor using one instructional process at a time. Mentoring is not a buddy, but an instructional support member focused on improving instruction. In addition, our campus is a firm believer in the discussion based teaching. Brondyk and Stanulis state, “as students articulate their thinking and analyze and respond to the ideas of others, they learn to formulate arguments, deepen their understanding of the content, and develop critical thinking skills” (2014,
Mentor texts are academic guides, especially since the texts can be used to help students learn that there is a connection between reading and writing. Both teachers and students can use mentor texts, mainly because these texts are to be studied, as well as imitated. Mentor texts model what good writing should look like; thus, allowing students to explore different writing styles (Dorfman, 2013). For instance, today, as a college student, I am able to compose well-written academic papers—thanks to my mentor texts. Therefore, in my fifth-grade language arts literacy classroom, I would use the following mentor text to promote narrative writing: Baseball in April and other stories by Gary Soto.
My experience on being coach may differ from most but the concept is the same as other. It just done in different ways. In the military the term mentoring is in line with the term coach. Confusion in use of the terms mentoring and coaching often arises due to the fact that “one of the functions of a mentor is to coach the protégé or mentee. From the first time I raised my hand and took the oath to serve and defend I was being coached. My experience deal with how to lead in combat, medical training and the belief in one other as a band of brothers. For example when being trained on how to handle a tackle road march we are given scenarios like a land mine goes off how do you react? How do you treat a causality with a chest wound? If the person
Furthermore, Munson (2010) also explored the nature of non-family, natural mentoring relationships between mentors and youths who were in the process of exiting foster care. These authors found that most youths meet mentors through formal systems such as adults who work in child welfare, education, or mental health. In both of these studies, it was the qualitative nature of the relationship that was examined, such as positive characteristics of mentors, features of the relationship perceived to be helpful, and the kind of support the mentors offered
She has always been kind, encouraging, positive of and supportive, both of me as her professor and the students she helped over the years in which she served as a Teaching Assistant. During her prior ministry, she discovered her passion for teaching, which was then stirred as she studied as a student, and then as she helped mentor students in our Masters’ programs.
Mentorship is very important in the workplace especially in the area of training and development. The mentor-protégé relationship is a much needed relationship that begins in the early career stage and this relationship involves the current or new employees and the supervisor or other colleagues that provide work-related guidance. The relationship itself is comprehensive and involves “educational, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual development” (Greenhaus,, Callanan, & Godshalk, 2010, p 211). One of the initial task of the early career the establishment of the career field which involves the gaining of the workplace competence, learn what is needed to excel in the organization, and to gain acceptance in the workplace to be recognized as the valued employee. There are many ways of achieving the above mentioned advantages in the workplace which one main method is through the use of the mentorship program.
I think one aspect of the mentorship that is not well addressed in the telementoring relationship is the security of the recruitment of the mentors. Many times when you do various things online, there is a sense of security dealing with children that you have to be very careful about (Siegle et al, 2007, pg. 533). In telementoring, you have to recruit but unless you meet the mentor in person and complete the full evaluation, it still could be an issue in the long term because you can tell a great deal of information while talking with someone and not just reading a paper application. A way to assist this dilemma is making all students and mentors take an Internet safety course about what information is to be shared.
Many students who are at risk for dropping out have problems inside and outside of school, like homelessness, school supervision, early parenthood, or lack of academic confidence.