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2-017 Course
Effective Mentoring
learning time
This self-paced course is approximately 9 hours of learning time.
who is this for?
Early years teachers and leaders wanting to develop skills for mentoring colleagues.
skill level
Suitable for intermediate to experienced teachers and leaders.
Being a mentor in the ECE context takes a variety of forms, including being an associate teacher, mentor of provisionally certificated teacher/s, team leader or the professional leader of a service.

Mentoring others in an educational environment is an important role that requires a specialised set of skills and knowledge. This five part course is designed for ECE teachers and leaders who are taking on the role of mentor in their ECE service.
Whichever these positions you are in, or aspire to in the future, this programme will allow you to understand what being an effective mentor involves and to develop some of the key understandings and skills required to fulfil this important role effectively.

This course includes;

  • Videos exploring each of the modules in depth.
  • Recommended reading.
  • Resources to help you become an effective mentor.

This course is for you if;

  • You are taking on the role of mentor in an early childhood service.
  • You want to take on the role of mentor to student teachers, provisionally certificated teachers or colleagues and want to be really good at this.
  • You want to know how to ask questions that create deeper level thinking and problem solving.
  • You want to learn how to give feedback that contributes to growth and improvement.
  • You want the confidence to tackle difficult conversations that they might normally shy away from - know what to say, and when.
  • You want to know how to guide people and where to go to for more information.
Facilitated by Barbara Watson
NZ $275

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About the Author 

Barbara Watson

Barbara's whole Phd focus was on mentoring and she has now spent many years teaching others how to be a successful mentor. She has mentored and guided hundreds of teachers and leaders in ECE, so she understands the challenges and complexities of leading in the sector. The team at ECE Learning Unlimited and InspirED ECE have a combined experience in ECE of over thirty years. We are mentors, managers and leaders ourselves and we know how it feels to wear all the hats at once in ECE. We have a long background in teaching, ECE center ownership and management, lecturing, mentoring and professional learning guidance and support. And we are ready to support your journey through this guided internal evaluation using Te Ara Poutama.
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