The Mentoring Spirit of the Teacher - Revised Cover

The Mentoring Spirit of the Teacher - Revised

Inspiration, support and guidance for aspiring and practising teacher-mentors

The Mentoring Spirit of the Teacher is packed with practical suggestions and inspirational principles for any teacher who has experienced or would like to take on mentoring. It shows you how you can help students connect to their school, develop high self-esteem, have a sense of purpose and transform their future.

Ages: 11-18 | Pages: 60 | Code: 5959 | ISBN: 9781776552795

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Robin Cox

Robin Cox has been an educator in multicultural environments in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia for 40 years – as a principal, sports coach and developer of pastoral care and youth mentoring programs in New Zealand and Australia. He has also developed peer mentor and peer support programs in schools and trained Student Leaders in these countries. Since 1999 Robin has trained over 800 volunteer adult mentors, run workshops for teachers promoting the Spirit of Mentoring and shared many of his personal experiences and insights mentoring over 1000 adolescent boys and girls from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. He used his Churchill Fellowship Award in 2006 to visit 22 youth mentoring programs in Canada and the USA and in 2015 was awarded a Queensland Honorary Fellowship by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders for his contributions to education. In 2012, he was invited to present his Spirit of Mentoring Seminars to five schools in India.


About Youth Empowerment Seminars6
Section 1: Becoming an inspirational teacher-mentor7
Developing inspirational personal qualities7
Being inspirational in your environment12
Observing and assessing your effectiveness15
A mentor's dream17
Section 2: Developing self-esteem and resilience in your students18
Introducing self-esteem18
Introducing resiliency20
Fostering resiliency through the mentoring relationship22
The school connection28
The ripple effect29
Section 3: Working together on time management and goals31
Managing time31
The importance of goals and goal setting33
Setting goals with your students36
Goal set now get it44
Summary: key tips47
Section 4: Useful bits 'n' pieces48
52 virtues for everyone49
Getting the relationship right51
Mentoring and being mentored – both are good for you!53
Identifying the problems of mentoring55
Guiding your students to well-rounded success56