Source: Teacher Development, Volume 15, Issue 3, 2011, pages 293-304.
In this article, the author uses the stories of three teachers to identify the features critical for successful peer mentoring and its effectiveness for teachers.
The author found that an important feature was building a relationship, and also significant features were communication, commitment, and a clear structure.
An unexpected outcome of the study came from the professional development meetings when the teachers met as a group on a regular basis.
The connections that formed and deepened became significant for peer mentoring as they provided the groundwork for relationships to get established.