Strategies Of A School 's Mentoring Program Essays

1323 Words Jan 11th, 2016 6 Pages
This study was designed to determine which strategies of a school 's mentoring program are most practical and valued by new teachers. The researcher used five teachers total – three with one year of teaching experience (one male and two females), and two with no teaching experience (both females). The research design is centered around two main instruments: the mentor evaluation form and the protégé need-assessment questionnaire.
Instruments
For the purpose of this study, each of the five participants was presented with a needs-assessment questionnaire to identify the needs of the novice teachers and create a subjective baseline data of the protégés’ perceived needs (see Form A). The mentor’s evaluation form (see Form B) was introduced to provide a more objective way to measure the protégés progress throughout the study. In this way the progress is measured across two dimensions. One dimension being the protégés’ perceived progress. The other is the mentor’s expert opinion of the protégés’ progress.
The study began with the mentor observing each protégé teaching a class. This evaluation was used to measure the protégés’ progress in the following categories: communication, class management, curriculum, and assessment. Based on the obtained data, each teacher was scheduled to have a one-on-one discussion with the mentor during which the mentor created a non-judgmental environment for the protégé to express the experienced difficulties. The mentor took notes during the…

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