• Leadership

Mentoring Early Career Teachers

PL # 12427.
Starting on 25 Feb 2020
Cancellation permitted until 20 Feb 2020

Event registrations closed on 24 Feb 2020

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed


Mentoring an Early Career Teacher (ECT) is designed to support mentor teachers to develop the skills needed to guide, support, encourage and empower a teacher in the first years of their professional life.
Mentoring an Early Career Teacher requires you to develop and nurture a relationship that is empowering and encouraging. As a mentor you provide insight and ideas that support the growth and productivity of the ECT thus supporting student learning and student outcomes. 
Throughout the day you will develop an understanding and working knowledge of:
  • The Landscape Early Career Teacher's are navigating
  • Effective Induction Programs - what ECT's need to know
  • Mentoring an Early Career - developing the skills to effectively mentor an Early Career Teacher
  • Encouraging Reflective Practice - conducting collegial conversations
  • Developing a growth mindset - research and application 
  • Developing a workable plan for 2020
Early career teacher resilience is promoted when the focus is on understanding the complex, intense and unpredictable nature of teachers' work rather than on individual deficits and victim blaming.
Early Career Teachers:  Stories of Resilience 2012


Nicola Davidson(AISWA Staff)

Manager Of Leadership & Teaching Quality
Nicola Davidson<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>
Nicola is committed to the transformative possibilities of education. She has a keen interest in working with others to implement research and policy into practical processes and strategies. She has had 20 years experience in leadership positions with independent and government schools. She has worked in both school and policy settings where much of her work was about gaining consensus from diverse interest groups.  Nicola is keen to work with teachers and school leaders to translate their vision into practice and to help them link the work they currently do with the AITSL standards.

Susan Beltman

Susan Beltman

Susan’s research interests are in resilience and mentoring. Formerly a School Psychologist and an academic since 2000, she has published several reports, research papers and book chapters relating to mentoring. A supporter of the Curtin student peer mentoring program, and participant in the staff mentoring program, Susan received a 2016 research grant from the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education to lead a research study to examine mentoring programs across Australian universities. In 2018 she was invited to present the Guest Address at the EdConnect mentoring Awards presentation evening. https://staffportal.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/S.Beltman

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Date / Time

25 Feb 2020
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Wollaston Conference Centre - Perth

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Leadership

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership

Event Contact

AITSL Standards