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Resources for Mentors from Ontario

Resources for Mentors from Ontario

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For the past 2 years I’ve been seconded to the Ontario Ministry of Education as the lead on the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) and have been working on developing more resources to support our mentors here in Ontario.

Please feel free to pass these links along to others if they are of interest:
• Building Effective Mentoring Relationships ebook -http://mentoringmoments.ning.com/group/ebooks

• Mentoring Toolkit of 18 Modules -
http://mentoringmoments.ning.com/group/mentoring-mentors

• Professional Learning and Resources to support NTIP School Board Teams - http://mentoringmoments.ning.com/group/mentoring-mentors/page/ntip

Wishing you all the best on your mentoring journey!
Jim

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Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia
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Hi Jim, welcome to the Edutopia community. I just looked at the Building Effective Mentoring Relationships, and it's amazing!

Good mentors can make the difference between a good teacher and a great one. Thank you for sharing these resources.

Just out of curiosity, what's the history behind these resources?

Jim Strachan's picture
Jim Strachan
Teacher and Learner - Education Officer @ Ontario Ministry of Education

Thanks for your kind word Samer. The resources were/are developed to support Ontario's New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) which provides orientation, mentoring and ongoing pd to the 8,000 or so teachers we hire each year in the province. Here's a good overview: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teacher/induction.html

Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia
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Looks like you help run a robust program. Thank you for sharing your resources.

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Lisa Dabbs
Edu Consultant. Blogger & Social Media Marketing at Edutopia
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Hi Jim,

Great to see this community in Ontario! As a former principal I launched New Teacher Chat #ntchat on Twitter over three years ago, http://www.teachingwithsoul.com/ntchat This was my way to look at providing the power of mentoring via social media. I also launched The New Teacher Mentoring Project http://www.teachingwithsoul.com/new-teacher-mentoring-project on my own.
Admittedly, it's been hard to keep up with this mentoring project as I'm a "one woman" show. My dream is to launch a New Teacher Support Center in the Bay Area some day that would be self sustaining. Where schools could send their new teachers for support and training on the latest strategies and tech innovations, but where they could come together with other new and veteran teachers to design their own work and pedagogy.

Thanks for sharing your resources with us and Bravo to you for all your hard work!

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