6 Common Myths About Mentoring
By Team Torace published on Nov 25, 2022
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Mentoring programs in K-12 environments have long been constrained by resources, time, and logistics. With Torace, program administrators can make existing programs more effective and unlock the potential of new innovations.

  1. IT IS MOSTLY FOR NOVICES OR REMEDIATION: Being mentored is shown to help individuals at all points in their careers. In fact, many superintendents have mentors!

  2. IT IS A LOT OF WORK FOR MENTORS: Formalized and lightly structured programs can make mentoring both more effective and less work.

  3. MENTORS MUST BE EXPERTS IN EVERYTHING: Educators have strengths they can share long before they have mastered everything. Focusing on these strengths and expanding opportunities to give mentors, taps into more potential.

  4. MENTORING REQUIRES A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT: Some mentoring relationships last years or even a lifetime, but short-term pairings can expand participants' networks, highlight specific needs, and build relationships. "Micro-Mentoring" can get to productive results in 1, 2 or 3 sessions! Check out Torace's Micro-Mentoring Resources here.

  5. MENTORING MOSTLY BENEFITS THE MENTEE: Mentors can certainly grow in their capacity as leaders through mentoring others, but studies have shown that mentoring can also reduce stress and increase engagement and job satisfaction for both.

  6. MENTORING PROGRAMS NEED A LOT OF RESOURCES: Though true of some models, with Torace you can create effective programs on a shoestring budget and not overburden administrators or staff.

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