Mentors are a source of practical support and inspiration at a time when beginning teachers need it most. Mentors can help beginning teachers build the capability and resilience they need to support their transition from graduate teachers to fully registered members of this rewarding profession.
In a mentoring role, experienced teachers can also develop their leadership and interpersonal skills, make a valued contribution to their school and re-energise their career.
Evolve with QUTeX
QUTeX develops the practical skills of educational professionals wanting to improve their performance in the classroom and advance their career through coaching and mentoring teachers. In this course you'll learn how to share your practice in a structured way, develop strategies for mentoring new teachers, provide timely support and feedback, and model effective teaching practice. The mentoring skills you develop in this course can also be applied to mentor other colleagues in education settings.
Who should participate?
This course has been designed for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers in all sectors as well as education professionals wanting to share their knowledge and help build the practice and confidence of beginning teachers.
This course aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
6.1: Identify and plan professional learning needs
6.2: Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3: Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.1: Meet professional ethics and responsibilities