Recently, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) organized a seminar for sharing best practices and continuation evaluation of the National Mission for Mentoring (NMM).

Key highlights of the seminar:

  • This seminar aimed to bring together the 60 National Mentors, Mentees, Principals, Nodal Officers, academic dignitaries, and educational administrators of the country to discuss and review the progress of NMM.
  • Through this seminar, NCTE aimed to foster a collaborative environment for sharing best practices and experiences, as well as to provide a platform for Mentors and Mentees to voice their challenges and suggestions for upgradation.
  • NCTE facilitated a periodic review/continuous evaluation of the NMM, where Mentors and Mentees were able to provide feedback and suggestions for its improvement.
  • The participants deliberated insightfully and proposed recommendations for its future direction. NCTE gathered feedback from stakeholders involved, to ensure NMM’s effectiveness.

About National Mission for Mentoring (NMM):

  • Aim: To develop a knowledge system by establishing a large pool of outstanding professionals, who would be willing to provide short-and-long-term professional support to school teachers.
  • Pilot Launch: In 2022, NCTE initiated the NMM in pilot mode in 30 selected Central Schools (15 KVs, 10 JNVs, 5 CBSE) nationwide.
  • NMM Web Portal Launch: It was launched during the workshop, providing a platform for conducting mentoring sessions using both synchronous and asynchronous methods.
  • Mentor Onboarding: 60 outstanding professionals onboarded, covering diverse areas like leadership, digital education, socio-emotional learning, etc.
  • Holistic Mentoring Focus: Mentors are designated for areas ranging from instructional leadership to mental health management.
  • Mentoring as Capacity Building: Serves as a vehicle for capacity building, empowering teachers for continuous professional development.

About the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE):

  • Established on August 17, 1995, under the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) functions as a statutory body of the Government of India. 
  • NCTE is mandated to ensure the planned and coordinated development of teacher education nationwide. 
  • Its primary focus is on regulating and maintaining norms and standards in the teacher education system. 

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