One comment on “Building Leadership and coaching potential

  1. Yes, mentorship matters… I always found it interesting that after a 6 week (80% teaching load) practicum that teachers could be placed into a classroom- certified and ready… I know that many of us passed through this trial by fire, but also worry that it’s in no one’s best interest. I wonder if partnerships between university could be continued with faculty associates continuing to visit, debrief and plan with beginning teachers…. Yes, mentorship with school based teachers can be fabulous, but it becomes important that the match works and that the mentor’s pedagogy is sound. If it isn’t, the new teacher can quickly indoctrinated into giving lists of 20 questions at the end of every chapter of “The Giver…”

    Random thoughts for a Monday morning! 🙂

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