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Developing Our Mentoring Skills 


 Pareja/ Couple by Xul Solar





Mentoring is a 6 year-old community of practice of teacher educators worldwide. We have been offering workshops consistently on different issues related to Mentoring and this year we want to delve into a more personal aspect of it: developing one’s own mentoring skills. We will share, show and discuss the skills in webinars with our expert members.   Would you like to join us?




In the course of the 5 weeks, participants will work collaboratively to:

  • use various synchronous and asynchronous web tools to communicate with colleagues worldwide,
  • interact through e-mail, text chat, voice chat, among others,
  • reflect on and define their mentoring skills through exchange with peers ,
  • discuss possibilities of implementing the skills in their communities of practice.
  • produce a group poster where they share their reflection on the interaction during our EVO.  


Weekly chats will be held to discuss content and pre-defined topics, build rapport and create a sense of community.

Our moderators for the 5 week- session will be mentors with experience in different contexts.


The content  for reflection as well as  the production from the discussions will be made available through a wiki created during the five weeks, which will be kept online for future reference.


At the end of the session participants will be invited to join the Mentoring Tesol community of practice.


To check the complete syllabus, follow this link: http://developingmentoringskills.pbworks.com/w/page/48121585/Syllabus


Target audience 

Teacher educators, Language Program Administrators, ESL/EFL teachers interested in  creating educational working atmospheres



 Having an e-mail account, familiarity with browsers, Internet access and navigation. Having a headset is advisable. 


Interest Section

We are grateful to CALL-IS, Social Responsibility IS and NNEST IS who kindly sponsor us.




There will be weekly recommended readings for reflection and discussion. 



Communication Tools to be Used


          Our Skype IDs:  Valerie: vs_jakar, Marina: minushkigonzalez, Laura: laurast70

Join this session


Sign up for the session starts on Jan 2nd, 2012 .


The action starts on Jan 9, 2012.



To join this group:


From January 2 to 8:


1. Go to:  http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/Developing_Mentoring_Skills/

2. Request to join the Group

3. Wait for approval



When you register for the group, you will have to be approved by the moderator in order to reduce the possibility of "unwanted" members (such as spammers).





Marina Gonzalez

Teacher and Teacher educator in Argentina. EFL Primary School Teacher. reasearcher and MPhil student.



Valerie Jakar

Sociolinguist and teacher educator at the David Yellin Academic College of Education in Jerusalem, Israel. Academic adviser of the programs of in-service education for English teachers in the Jerusalem area.



Laura Stoutenburg

Teacher educator and Coordinator, TESL Certificate Program at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning




The Electronic Village Online is a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section



Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, an international education association



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