Mentoring and Coaching Pilot for School and System Leaders

Ontario Ministry of Education

The goal of the Mentoring and Coaching Pilot for School and System Leaders is to investigate a number of mentoring and coaching models that are the most effective in supporting the development of newly appointed school and system leaders in Ontario. This pilot is a component of the Ontario Leadership Strategy. The pilot has been funded by the Ministry and has been developed with close alignment to the Ministry's Leadership Framework.

For further information on the pilot please click on the Ministry's Leadership Development site.


Blended Coaching for School and System Leaders
October 19, 2007

Photo of Gary BloomGary Bloom, Associate Director of the New Teacher Centre
University of Santa Cruz, California
(Length: 55 minutes)
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On October 19, 2007 the Ministry hosted an event entitled "Blended Coaching for School and System Leaders." Participants at this event included pilot teams from fourteen Ontario school boards that are working with the three Ontario principals' associations, six additional boards that are using a board-led approach and one team from each of the public and Catholic supervisory officer Associations, OPSOA and OCSOA. The keynote speaker, Gary Bloom, addresses the significant challenges faced by new administrators and in this video provides a number of important coaching and mentoring strategies to support their leadership.

For more resources from the principals' associations on mentoring and coaching, please click on the web sites of the Ontario Principals' Council, the Catholic Principals' Council of Ontario and l'Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes.