Create effective mentoring relationships: Strategies for mentor and mentee success

  • Lee S
  • Theoharis R
  • Fitzpatrick M
 et al. 
  • 25


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 9


    Citations of this article.


Mentoring has been defined as a “nurturing process in which a skilled or more experienced person, serving as a role model, teaches, sponsors, encourages, counsels a less skilled or less experienced person for the purpose of promoting the latter’s professional and/or personal devel- opment” (Anderson & Shannon, 1988, p. 40). Given the complex challenges facing beginning teachers, mentoring is an effective element in teacher induction programs (Griffin, Winn, Otis-Wilborn, & Kilgore, 2003). By help- ing increase early-career teachers’ satisfaction and self- confidence, mentoring can help reduce attrition (Whit- aker, 2001). This article demonstrates 20 ways to strengthen the mentoring process by providing practical suggestions for mentors and mentees about how to be successful as they work together.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text


  • Suk Hyang Lee

  • Raschelle Theoharis

  • Michael Fitzpatrick

  • Kyeong Hwa Kim

  • Jerald M. Liss

  • Tracey Nix-Williams

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free