On 19th October 2013 we were welcomed to the ART Mentoring Workshop by Tutor Pip Penney. She said that this was the first one of it’s kind and that the idea was to help mentors in their role within ART. Thirteen ringers werepresent – some with experience of having already been in the role of a mentor.
The first session was to discuss what a mentor undertakes and how to encourage and be a role model. After a short coffee break we embarked on the second session and discussed “Teacher Development” with ideas on how a mentor could best help and support the trainee teacher.
We all enjoyed a good lunch at a nearby Wetherspoons and there was time for the ringers present to socialise and share tips.
Our afternoon session of “Getting started” suggested ways of implementing support to the delicate relationship of student, teacher and mentor. We then went onto the fourth session that considered ways of “Putting things into Practice” - which led into a general discussion and filling in feedback forms.
The day ended around 4pm and I would like to thank Pip for her interesting and thought provoking Workshop.
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