Our Mission is for all students to learn from effective novice teachers. MentoringinAction.com seeks to improve student learning across the nation by promoting a common language for mentors, encouraging the alignment of mentoring conversations to teaching standards, and differentiating mentoring practices to meet the varied needs of novices.
We value the importance of reflection, mindfulness practices, social and emotional learning, and self-care and integrate these aspects into our programs.
We do this through:
We believe Lead Mentors from the district can oversee mentor programs, train mentors, and assess the effectiveness of induction practices to retain novice teachers.
We also believe…
|A Video Library can offer visual examples of mentoring conversations and information to support mentor training and novice teacher development.|
|District Action Plans are important to identify roles and responsibilities for mentors and ensure stakeholders will sustain mentor training and support for novices in years 1-3.|
|Group mentoring opportunities enhance one-one mentoring conversations and provide safe space for novices to share ideas.|
|Student Perspectives are important to enhancing teaching practices. We encourage the use of anonymous surveys and follow-up conversations with mentors and novices discussing how the data gathered can improve teaching practices.|
|Maintaining Your Balance in years 2 and 3 are crucial to novice teacher success.|
These free online resources are available under the Resources tab in the menu.
In addition to our curriculum, courses and resources MentoringinAction.com offers:
|Our free Mindful Mentoring Memo is emailed monthly and includes a video, updates, and our latest blog post.||Our BLOG features teacher leaders sharing best mentoring practices as well as guest bloggers sharing insights.||PODCASTs include audio versions of our featured blogs and guest interviews with extraordinary leaders.|