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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Guidelines for Weekly Professional Conversations Among Mentor Teachers and Mentees
Guidelines for Weekly Professional Conversations
Among Mentor Teachers and Mentees(*Rogers & Babinski, 1999)
1. Make meetings voluntary and invitational
2. Survey the staff for interests
3. Begin on time
4. Post an agenda
5. Take minutes and distribute them to the entire staff
6. Read and discuss professional articles and books
7. Have a specific curricular focus
8. Encourage a knowledgeable teacher or co-teachers to facilitate the conversations
9. Request that the principal attend as a learner and equal group member
10. Allow time for the sharing of ideas
* Rogers, D. L., & Babinski, L. (May, 1999). Breaking Through Isolation with New Teacher Groups.Educational Leadership, 56(8), 38-40.
On the next post we will discuss suggested methods to encourage your mentee to participate in collegial reflection practices.