Wilcox, B.L. (2004). Mentoring and self-mentoring: coaching ourselves and others. English Leadership Quarterly, 27(2), 1-2.
Author: Wilcox, B.L.
The author begins by recalling one of her great mentors from school, her advisor while she was a doctoral candidate. In the article, she says that her advisor had a knack for blending compassion and constructive criticism in such a way that she soon came to see failures as learning opportunities, and that attitude goes much further than intelligence. She outlines the qualities of a good mentor, including being a good listener, communicator, has a knack for asking the right questions, and is able to balance compassion and criticism. For literacy coaches, this is a useful quick read for identifying characteristics of good mentors, and finding ways to become a better mentor and coach.
Date Added: 10/12/2006
Attachment: Mentoring and Self Mentoring.pdf
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