General Description

Mentoring can be both time-consuming and rewarding. Learn simple and effective strategies to make the most of your time and theirs.


1. Mentoring myths and facts

Coaching and mentoring are often used interchangeably but are very different in both definition and practice. Learn the facts so you don’t waste your time. Differentiate between your goals and reason for choosing to mentor and those of your mentee. Learn how to best build rapport and set yourself for success.


2. Understanding a coach-approach

Coaching is the fastest growing industry in the world because it gets results. Given effective mentors are those who have specific communication skills and structured framework in which to operate in (Le Cornu, 2012), coaching psychology provides the resources we need to be effective mentors. In this session we learn the science of coaching and explore simple and effective strategies that encourage reflection, insight into pedagogy and build respect, trust and collaboration.


3. Conducting effective performance appraisals

The foundation of any successful mentor program is planning. Here we plan the best way forward that is unique for you and your role at school. Whether this be using the Professional teaching standards to reflect on practice or simply supporting teaching in a specific task. We put into practice two common coaching models – GROW and SMART – to help you collectively move from good to great.


Teachers who are seeking to be mentors or are already mentors and want specific resources to be more effective & effecient

Teaching Standards

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice:   Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities,

6.3.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage with colleagues and improve practice:  Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice


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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: The Changing Nature of Mentoring

    • Welcome

    • Outcomes

    • Let's get started

    • Activity

    • Defining Mentoring and Coaching

    • Activity - Your experience as a Mentor

    • The role of a Mentor

    • Activity - Creating your vision for being a Mentor

  • 2

    Module 2: Creating a Culture of Trust

    • Outcomes

    • Challenges for Mentors

    • Activity – Challenges for Mentor Teachers

    • Building Trust

    • Activity - How can you build Trust?

    • Understand Differences

    • Activity - What is your behaviour preference?

    • Understand Differences (Continued)

  • 3

    Module 3: Coaching in Education

    • Outcomes

    • What is Coaching?

    • Activity – What is Coaching?

    • Benefits of Coaching in Education

    • Activity - Coaching in Education

    • Principles of Coaching

    • Activity – Skills of Mentors and Coaches

  • 4

    Module 4: The Art of Questioning

    • Outcomes

    • The Power of Questions

    • Activity – Practicing Questioning

    • Active Listening

    • Activity - Practice Active Listening

    • Giving Feedback

    • Activity – Practice ACR

    • Collecting Evidence

    • Activity - Types of Evidence

  • 5

    Module 5: Developing a Toolbox

    • Outcomes

    • Where to Start?

    • Activity - Prioritising & Scaling

    • Setting SMART Goals

    • Activity - Setting SMART Goals

    • Learning to GROW

    • Activity - Using the GROW Model

    • Classroon Practice Continuum

    • Activity - CPC use in Mentoring Program

  • 6

    Module 6: Putting it All Together

    • Outcomes

    • Structure your Mentoring Program

    • Activity - Planning Your Mentoring Program

    • Conducting Appraisals

    • Activity - Teacher Appraisals

    • Professional Development Plans

    • Activity - Your Performance Development

    • Conclusion

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

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