Mentoring School Leaders

This MentorModules workshop will take approximately 3-5 hours to complete (not counting the time it will take to read articles).

Five lessons

Everyone needs a mentor when they’re beginning a challenging and complex job—school leaders are no different. These lessons were developed by the Georgia Department of Education to prepare mentors for new school leaders. They have been adapted for the MentorModules website.

  1. Establishing Mentor Relationships
  2. Introducing the GROWS Model
  3. Coaching and Active Listening
  4. GROWS – Goals, Reality, Options
  5. GROWS – Way Forward, Summary

Each lesson will include:

Each lesson contains the following elements:

Part 1: Introduction and Objectives – This includes what will be learned in the lesson.

Part 2: Demonstration Video – These videos set up a scenario to demonstrate the topic, and video includes discussion questions. Prior to viewing, the questions elicit background knowledge. After the viewing, the questions require that viewers consider specific elements of the video. Each video includes a brief summary.

Part 3: Resources and Activities – Articles, websites, guides, and ideas for interactive activities are presented here to promote knowledge building.

Part 4: Review and Reflect – Questions invite participants to reflect on their learning to summarize their learning from each lesson.

These lessons utilize print, online, and video media to provide resources for facilitators who are preparing the next generation of school leaders. The lessons are sequential.

There is no precise order for the modules; however, we suggest that you do the “trust and relationship building” lesson early in the process to make sure that as a mentor you get off to a good start!

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