Mentoring Physical Education Teachers in the Secondary School helps trainee and newly qualified mentors of physical education teachers in both developing their own mentoring skills and providing the essential guidance their beginning teachers need as they navigate the roller-coaster of the first years of teaching. Offering tried and tested strategies based on the best research and evidence, it covers the knowledge, skills and understanding every mentor needs and offers practical tools such as lesson plans and feedback guides, observation sheets, and examples of dialogue with beginning physical education teachers.
Together with analytical tools for self-evaluation, this book is a vital source of support and inspiration for all those involved in developing the next generation of outstanding physical education teachers. Key topics explained include:
Filled with the key tools needed for the mentor’s individual development, Mentoring Physical Education Teachers in the Secondary School offers an accessible guide to mentoring physical education teachers with ready-to-use strategies that support, inspire and elevate both mentors and beginning teachers alike.
INTRODUCTION Section 1 WHAT IS MENTORING? Chapter 1 Models of mentoring Gill Golder, Alison Keyworth and Clare Shaw Chapter 2 Why mentoring? Suzie Everley Section 2 YOU AS A MENTOR Chapter 3 About you as a mentor Barbara Walsh and Julie Money Chapter 4 Beginning physical education teachers’ expectations of their mentors Suzanne Everley and Jon Mills Chapter 5 Roles and responsibilities of mentors Julie Money and Barbara Walsh Chapter 6 What knowledge, understanding and skills does a mentor of beginning physical education teachers need? Julia Lawrence and Jane Woolliscroft Section 3 WHAT A MENTOR DOES Chapter 7 Developing and mentor-mentee relationship Julia Lawrence and Jane Woolliscroft Chapter 8 Collaborative Approaches to Mentoring Peter Mellor Section 4 SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BEGINNING PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING Chapter 9 What knowledge, skills and understanding do beginning physical education teachers need? Will Katene Chapter 10 Supporting beginning physical education teachers to become reflective practitioners Paul McFlynn Chapter 11 How to mentor beginning physical education teachers through the lesson planning process Jon Binney, Deb Barrett, Simon Green, Lucy Pocknell and Warren Smart Chapter 12 Supporting beginning physical education teachers to deliver and evaluate their lessons Sophy Bassett, Mark Bowler and Angela Newton Chapter 13 Observing beginning physical education teachers teaching Julia Lawrence, Karen Low and Joanna Phan Chapter 14 Supporting beginning physical education teachers to observe movement to support pupil learning Sophy Bassett and Angela Newton Chapter 15 Holding pre and post-lesson observation discussions Julia Lawrence Chapter 16 Holding weekly briefings Gill Golder, Jackie Arthur, Alison Keyworth and Julie Stevens Chapter 17 Challenging beginning physical education teachers beyond mastery of the basics Kerry Whitehouse AND FINALLY ….. Susan Capel
The Mentoring Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers Series offers subject-specific, practical books designed to reinforce and develop mentors’ understanding of the different aspects of their role, as well as exploring issues that mentees encounter in the course of learning to teach. The books have two main foci: First, challenging mentors to reflect critically on theory, research and evidence, on their own knowledge, their approaches to mentoring and how they work with beginning teachers in order to move their practice forward. Second, supporting mentors to effectively facilitate the development of beginning teachers. Although the basic structure of all the subject books is similar, each book is different to reflect the needs of mentors in relation to the unique nature of each subject. Elements of appropriate theory introduce each topic or issue with emphasis placed on the practical application of material. The chapter authors in the subject books have been engaged with mentoring over a long period of time and share research, evidence and their experience. We, as series editors, are pleased to extend the work in initial teacher education to the work of mentors of beginning teachers.
We hope that this series of books supports you in developing into an effective, reflective mentor as you support the development of the next generation of subject teachers.