Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers

Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers

The role of teachers extends beyond delivering curriculum; it involves fostering growth, supporting development, and inspiring students. The Erasmus training course “Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers” is a dedicated 20-hour program designed to equip educators with the essential skills and knowledge needed to become effective mentors and coaches. Spanning five intensive days, this course provides a comprehensive approach to mentoring and coaching, aiming to enhance the professional development of teachers and, consequently, the learning experiences of their students.


  1. Understanding Mentoring and Coaching: Develop a deep understanding of the concepts, differences, and applications of mentoring and coaching in the educational context.
  2. Enhancing Professional Skills: Learn advanced techniques to support the personal and professional growth of colleagues and students.
  3. Building Strong Relationships: Foster effective communication and relationship-building skills essential for successful mentoring and coaching.
  4. Implementing Strategies: Gain practical tools and strategies to implement mentoring and coaching programs within schools.
  5. Creating a Supportive Environment: Cultivate a positive and supportive school culture that encourages continuous improvement and professional development.
  • Day 1: Foundations of Mentoring and Coaching
    • Introduction to mentoring and coaching: Definitions, principles, and benefits
    • Differences between mentoring, coaching, and other forms of professional development
    • The role of a mentor and coach in the educational setting
  • Day 2: Essential Skills for Mentors and Coaches
    • Effective communication techniques: Active listening, questioning, and providing feedback
    • Building trust and rapport with mentees and coachees
    • Conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies
  • Day 3: Mentoring and Coaching Models and Frameworks
    • Exploring different models of mentoring and coaching
    • Tailoring approaches to meet individual needs and contexts
    • Hands-on workshop: Developing a mentoring/coaching plan for a case study
  • Day 4: Implementing Mentoring and Coaching Programs
    • Designing and launching a mentoring/coaching program in your school
    • Monitoring progress and evaluating the effectiveness of the program
    • Case studies: Successful mentoring and coaching programs in schools
  • Day 5: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
    • Encouraging reflective practice and ongoing professional development
    • Strategies to sustain a supportive mentoring and coaching culture
    • Developing a personal action plan for applying mentoring and coaching techniques in your practice

Learning outcomes

The Erasmus training course “Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers” provides educators with an invaluable opportunity to develop skills that extend beyond traditional teaching. By becoming effective mentors and coaches, teachers can significantly impact their colleagues’ professional growth and their students’ learning experiences. This course not only offers practical tools and strategies but also fosters a supportive community of practice where educators can share experiences and learn from one another. Join us to enhance your mentoring and coaching capabilities and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and excellence in education.

  • Define the concepts of mentoring and coaching, and understand their distinct roles in teacher development.
  • Develop skills for building effective mentoring and coaching relationships.
  • Learn practical techniques for providing constructive feedback and fostering self-reflection.
  • Design a mentoring/coaching program suitable for your school’s context.

Upcoming sessions

  • September 2024: Week 1 (September 2 – 6)
  • October 2024: Week 1 (September 30 – October 4)
  • November 2024: Week 2 (November 4 – 8)
  • December 2024: Week 1 (December 2 – 6)
  • January 2025: Week 2 (January 6 – 10)
  • February 2025: Week 2 (February 10 – 14)
  • March 2025: Week 2 (March 10 – 14)
  • April 2025: Week 3 (April 14 – 18)
  • May 2025: Week 3 (May 19 – 23)
  • June 2025: Week 3 (June 16 – 20)
  • December 2025: Week 1 (December 1 – 5)