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Net-Q DEEM Teacher Mentor Training Module - Trust and Relationship Building

Module: Trust and Relationship Building

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This module provides mentors with practical strategies and activities that can be used to develop and maintain collegial relationships with interns and beginning teachers. After completing the entire Resources section and reviewing the accompanying activities for each cycle, you should be able to:

•Examine who you are as a mentor
•Become familiar with the characteristics of adult learners
•Examine ways to establish rapport and build trust
•Understand how to plan and conduct a “getting to know you” conversation
•Explore common communication barriers
•Understand the importance of matching verbal and nonverbal signals to avoid miscommunication