How to be a Brilliant Mentor: Developing outstanding teachers by Trevor WrightHow to be a Brilliant Mentor: Developing outstanding teachers by Trevor Wright

How to be a Brilliant Mentor: Developing outstanding teachers

EditorTrevor Wright

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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How to be a Brilliant Mentoroffers clear guidelines to enhance your mentoring, helping you to analyse your own practice and understand the complex and often ambiguous role of the mentor in school.

Considering why you might become a mentor and what you can gain from the experience, it provides practical strategies and direct problem-solving to help you move promising trainees quickly beyond mere competence. It explores:

  • collaborative working
  • giving effective feedback
  • emotional intelligence and developing and maintaining relationships
  • dealing with critical incidents
  • developing reflective practice
  • what to do if relationships beak down
  • the relationship between coaching and mentoring
  • mentoring newly qualified teachers as well as trainees.

Illustrated with the experiences of real trainees,How to be a Brilliant Mentorcan be dipped into for innovative mentoring ideas or read from cover-to-cover as a short enjoyable course which will give you added confidence in your mentoring role.

The book is a companion toHow to be a Brilliant Trainee Teacher, also by Trevor Wright.

Trevor Wright, University of Worcester, UK, has been a successful teacher for about thirty years, and a trainer of teachers for about fifteen years. His experiences as both teacher and teacher-trainer allow him to bridge the gap between principle and practice on a day-to-day basis.
Title:How to be a Brilliant Mentor: Developing outstanding teachersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415492149

ISBN - 13:9780415492140

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Table of Contents

1. The pivotal importance of the mentor Trevor Wright  2. Inputs and OutputsTrevor Wright  3. Collaborative working: The heart of good mentoringJohn Sears  4. Reflective Practice: The mentoring conversation Sue Wood-Griffiths & Alison Winson  5. Emotional Intelligence Shaun Hughes & Sandra Newell  6. Mentoring together Paul Clarke  7. Mentoring and Coaching: The helping relationshipShaun Hughes  8. Mentoring in a Primary SchoolDavid Flint  9. Mentoring the Newly Qualified TeacherJacqueline Cuerden  10. Dear Mentor...Trevor Wright 

Editorial Reviews

Praise for How to Be a Brilliant English Teacher also by Trevor Wright:

'Compact and intelligent ... Buy this book, it will be money well spent!'  

'Trevor Wright will help you to put those ideas you have for your class/lesson into practice and show you how to make an ordinary lesson into a brilliant lesson. I highly recommend it.'

'This is book is absolutley brilliant ... A must for everyone.'