WAFLT members are invited to participate in our mentoring program, one of the many benefits of membership. WAFLT supports mentor partners by establishing connections and providing resources to the partners as requested throughout the professional development experience.
The research is clear:
Mentoring as professional development in schools can do the following: (a) retain teachers in the programs/schools, (b) improve productivity and performance of the teachers, (c) increase commitment to and comfort with the program, and (d) effectively integrate new teachers into a program….In the case of the virtual mentoring as professional development, our research team has found that the mentors build the skills of the teachers who are better able to reflect on their own practice. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning , Volume 25, 2017-Issue 1
Visit the Mentoring page at the WAFLT website to get started. The format of your mentoring journey is flexible and we will do our best to meet your individual professional development needs and goals.
Sharing our stories:
We plan to share mentoring stories in the eVoice in a column called “Mentoring Matters” in the coming months. Hopefully the stories of other successful mentor partnerships will inspire you to get started in this effective professional development. If you have a story to share, please contact the Mentor chair through the Mentoring page.