Why Every Teacher Needs a Mentor

Jane Wood-Chambers

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Everyone, regardless of their profession or their job role, needs a listening ear and someone that they can go to for advice and support.

The working week is so full of tasks, projects, meetings, lessons, assessments, meetings, schedules, timetables and the unplanned for events that finding time to take stock, reflect, evaluate and reassess is almost impossible.

What then can happen is that your default when things are going well is not to factor in or plan for reflection time, so when things go not so well there are no strategies to cope and it can feel a little like the ‘house of cards’ with the tipping point being only an event away.

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Jane Wood-Chambers
Editorial Advisory Board Lead

Over 27 years of educational experiences in a number of settings. Developed a clear vision and ethos for inclusion which puts the child at the centre and a clear understanding of how to support, engage and nurture the individual.

Ability to train all staff through effective and reflective continual professional development in behavioural management techniques that begin, establish and maintain change in all.

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