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What to Do if .... You Don’t Get on with Your Mentor

Synopsis
An expert gives trainee teachers straightforward advice on how they can build good relationships with their mentors. Trevor Wright, author and senior lecturer in education at the University of Worcester, says the relationship is not an equal one, but there are steps trainee teachers can take to re-balance the relationship. This involves the trainee teacher taking responsibility for managing the processes involved, and learning how to respond to criticism of their teaching in order to take charge of their own development as professionals.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Education
Keywords
interpersonal skills; mentoring; teacher training

Online availability

URI
http://www.teachers.tv/video/49331
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Trevor Wright

Distributor

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

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