Chris Farrell: Mentoring for Experienced Teachers

Overview

This webinar will focus on the considerations and steps involved in creating a teacher development programme of mentoring for senior teaching staff. The practice of mentoring in education is often associated with novice teachers and this is where a lot of institutions tend to focus their mentoring programme. Teachers who have a number of years experience are often not given the same direction and support as newer teachers, and this is can create issues like stagnation and teacher burn-out.

Mentoring for more experienced teachers involves a process of ghost observations based on agreed guidelines and criteria. The Eaquals Teacher Development Framework can be used as a clear framework to guide this programme. This webinar will look at considerations necessary to implement such a programme, especially looking at how to make it as teacher-centred as possible and to empower the teacher to reflect and assess their own teaching effectively.

Chris Farrell

Chris is Head of Teacher Development with the Centre of English Studies Group. He coordinates the Irish Research Scheme for Teaching (IRST) and is a committee member with both TDSIG and EAP in Ireland. He holds an MA and a DELTA and regularly speaks at international conferences.