The 5 Practices of the Caring Mentor: Strengthening the Mentoring Relationship from the Inside Out

The 5 Practices of the Caring Mentor: Strengthening the Mentoring Relationship from the Inside Out

by Daniel H Shapiro

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Overview

The Mentor-Mentee Relationship Transformed

InThe 5 Practices of the Caring Mentor: Strengthening the Mentoring Relationship from the Inside Out, Daniel H. Shapiro, EdD, reveals the five key practices all mentors must master to bring out the best in their mentees. In his debut book, written with school counselors and teachers in mind, Dr. Shapiro explores the importance and value of caring in the mentor-mentee relationship and shares practical strategies for implementing his paradigm-shifting 5 Practices:


  1. Caring mentors practice active listening to make a sincere connection with their mentees.
  2. Caring mentors create a safe place for authentic expression.
  3. Caring mentors devote themselves to their mentees’ growth.
  4. Caring mentors share their perspectives and insights with their mentees.
  5. Caring mentors act on behalf of their mentees.


Beyond the 5 Practices, Dr. Shapiro motivates, inspires, and presents techniques for overcoming barriers to caring within mentor-mentee relationships, including scheduling stressors, overwhelming workloads, and training that lacks the vital social and emotional components for success. In The 5 Practices of the Caring Mentor, readers find a comprehensive set of principles for putting caring first and strengthening the mentoring relationship from the inside out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733580809
Publisher: Good Eye Publishing
Publication date: 03/18/2019
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 715,958
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Daniel H. Shapiro, EdD, has served for over twenty years as a teacher, school counselor, mentor, and district leader in the Broward County Public Schools. He received National Board Teacher Certification in early adolescence/English language arts in 2006, earned his master's degree in school counseling in 2009, and received his doctoral degree in education with a specialization in instructional leadership in 2012. His doctoral dissertation was titled "An Exploration of the Role of Caring in Teacher Mentoring Relationships." During his career, Dr. Shapiro received the Florida Governor's Shine Award for inspirational teaching. He was named a Broward County Public Schools 2014 Caliber Award winner and the 2015 Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA) Elementary School Counselor of the Year. He is now a school counseling specialist and provides mentoring and professional development to school counselors within the Broward County School District. He also serves as an adjunct professor of school counseling at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Shapiro lives with his wife and two children in South Florida.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PREFACE ................................................ix

INTRODUCTION ......................................1

CHAPTER 1 ............................................15

Caring Mentor Practice #1: Caring Mentors Practice Active Listening to Make a Sincere Connection with Their Mentees

CHAPTER 2 ............................................39

Caring Mentor Practice #2: Caring Mentors Create a Safe Place for Authentic Expression

CHAPTER 3 ............................................61

Caring Mentor Practice #3: Caring Mentors Devote Themselves to Their Mentees’ Growth

CHAPTER 4 ............................................83

Caring Mentor Practice #4: Caring Mentors Share Their Perspectives and Insights with Their Mentees

CHAPTER 5 ..........................................107

Caring Mentor Practice #5: Caring Mentors Act on Behalf of Their Mentees

CHAPTER 6 ..........................................127

Overcoming Barriers to Care in the Mentoring Relationship

CHAPTER 7 ..........................................157

Caring for Mentees in Times of Crisis

CHAPTER 8 ..........................................169

The Importance of Self-Care for Mentors

CLOSING THOUGHTS ............................179

SUGGESTED READINGS AND RESOURCES ...188

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ...........................193

ABOUT THE AUTHOR ............................194

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