The Value of Mentoring Pre-K Educators

Teachers you mentor could end up being your biggest success stories

We know that mentoring can produce large and meaningful effects on teachers’ instructional practice. This is especially true for new teachers as they ease into the classroom. Several studies show that teachers apply about 5% of training strategies in their classroom after learning a theory. By adding peer coaching or mentoring to training teachers, their level of application can increase to 90% during the coaching period and even for some time afterward (Showers, Joyce, & Bennett, 1987).

But stats only explain so much. Check out this powerful video and remember what led you from your first uneasy days in the classroom to where you are today.

See how the personal experiences of two teachers bring home the value of mentoring.