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Introduction to Mentoring Essentials

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Resources within the Mentoring Essentials Series are not to be altered, but they may be reproduced and disseminated for non-profit, educational purposes without prior permission.


Introduction to Mentoring Essentials training outcomes:

  • Explain the role of mentor and elements of a successful mentoring relationship.
  • Explain how quality mentoring and induction supports beginning teacher development and retention.
  • Assess beginning teacher needs and plan for timely support.
  • Identify key mentor supports related to the Educator Effectiveness System.

Introduction to Mentoring Essentials training is available at your local CESA (contact your local CESA for available dates) or districts may use the materials to conduct training locally.

Questions related to the materials and their use, contact Kris Joannes at khjoannes@wisc.edu.

Introduction to Mentoring Essentials Materials

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Facilitator Resources

Training Module - requires the facilitator to manipulate slide advancement (as needed) to lead the discussion and activities outlined in the facilitator guide (below). Both the module and facilitator guide are organized into six sections.

Facilitator Guide - provides preparation, facilitation, and evaluation instructions for those serving as facilitators of the Introduction to Mentoring Essentials training.

Training Participant Feedback form - Facilitators of the Introduction to Mentoring Essentials module may use this evaluation to collect formative feedback related to the training and its facilitation.

Facilitator Feedback form - Help us to improve the training materials and ensure that they meet your needs. Facilitators of the Introduction to Mentoring Essentials module can complete this survey after delivering the training.

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Mentor Participant Resources

Introduction to Mentoring Essentials Participant Packet - Mentor training attendee packet that includes:  templates, resources, and worksheets for use with the Introduction to Mentoring Essentials training module.

Introduction to Mentoring Essentials Participant Notes - The resource can be downloaded and printed for participants to take notes on while reviewing the Training Module.

Mentor's Month-by-Month Success Strategies - This tool suggests practical and instructionally-focused topics along with links to resources for use in mentor and beginning teacher meetings.