Mentors

The Mentoring Leadership and Resource Network Home Page MLRN is a grass roots effort started by a few educators and supported, in part as a network of the ASCD. It offers support and limited free advice to mentors and mentoring programs.

Teachers As Mentors This paper seeks to encourage teachers to mentor one another. To do so, it explores what mentorship means, and reviews some of the literature and research that examines its different stages, benefits and pitfalls, and what it takes to be a good mentor.

Mentoring: Gains in Teaching and Leadership The majority of faculty who work in higher education have extensive preparation in their disciplines and little education on how to teach. In addition, faculty have limited opportunities to develop leadership skills. Since we work in an environment with a mission of educating students and with an operation system of shared governance, effective teaching and leadership are critical for the institutions success. Faculty development in the form of a formalized mentoring program can provide an avenue fot eh improvement of these two skills.