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Forget Mentors—Find an Accountability Partner - Quiet Leadership Institute. I don’t know about you, but I know I am definitely more motivated to go for a run if I have a friend waiting for me down the street.

Forget Mentors—Find an Accountability Partner - Quiet Leadership Institute

This and other peer pressure topics were on my mind when I was buried in research for my upcoming book and found Tim Church, M.D., Professor of Preventative Medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Tim advises companies on how to create effective wellness programs, and has found that peer pressure in a work setting is important to making the program work. Per Tim, “A significant predictor of whether people are going to stay on an exercise program is if they have a friend (either an individual or group) who works out with them. Getting people connected to each other is critical.” We are social animals by our very nature, and if we promise someone we will meet them at the gym, we feel really guilty if we do not keep our promise. I’m also a big fan of Dr.

I’ve seen a few working variations on the idea of accountability partnerships. Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? Most teachers have been mentored at some point in their career – whether as a PGCE student, a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or after a promotion.

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Not many of us can say we have been "coached", however. In fact, few of us would be able to give a clear definition or comparison of the two. Coaching has become a buzzword in education over recent years and there are now numerous organisations promoting it in schools. Many training providers have cottoned on to this method of professional development, which has its roots in business leadership and as a psychological approach to performance in sport. So, what is the difference between mentoring and coaching and how do they differ in teaching practice? Mentoring is a supportive, long-term relationship between an experienced mentor and their less experienced mentee. My experience of coaching has been extremely positive. That doesn't mean coaching should be based on informal chats, however. 22 Quotes to Help Boost Your Mentoring Prowess.

10 Ways to be a Good Mentor. Peer Observation and Mentoring. Top 10 Qualities of a Good Mentor. A good mentoring relationship provides new employees as well as interns with someone that will share their professional knowledge and expertise in the field.

Top 10 Qualities of a Good Mentor

A good mentor is available to answer any questions relevant to the job. Good mentor-mentee relationships are a two way street; consequently, if you want a good relationship with your mentor, become a good mentee. This requires a genuine interest in your mentor and a willingness to do what it takes to become successful as an intern or new employee in the field. Following suggestions and recommendations as well as reading all pertinent literature available in the field is a good way to show your mentor that you are committed to being successful and that you take your career and responsibilities seriously.

7 Key Qualities of an Effective Mentor. The desire to succeed can be overwhelming.

7 Key Qualities of an Effective Mentor

It keeps people awake at night; it drives them to arrive at the office early and stay late on Fridays. However, there is one common, major problem that derails many entrepreneurs and professionals with high aspirations: dealing with new, major obstacles. Despite the most earnest effort and best intentions, most people need help when faced with such challenges. You probably found someone to act as your mentor: your boss at your first job, a professor during college, or a family friend. This person provided advice and helped navigate the trials and tribulations of starting a career. And now, it's your turn. But where do you start? Mentoring often begins in an educational environment, with a fellow student who is further along in the same program (a "peer advocate"), or between an instructor and a student. A mentor-mentee pairing requires work, commitment, and follow-through on both sides if it's going to succeed.

Advice for any new mentor. This is another one I wrote for Teach Secondary Magazine.

Advice for any new mentor

It’s a great mag that features lots of warm, wholesome goodness on teaching such as interviews, lesson ideas and book reviews. You can subscribe here: I’m in it too. You should still subscribe though. There is a time where the torch must be passed. That time was not in my third year of teaching when I was asked to help mentor a PGCE student. I am (as my students can angrily attest) almost pathologically disorganised. Mentor Handbook.