MentorshipPgm Delta March2007

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DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP : 

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP Teacher Mentors: Susan Pudek Teri York

Delta School District Learning Support Team: Mentorship: 

Delta School District Learning Support Team: Mentorship Mentorship Mission Statement Goals of the Mentorship Program Teachers Receiving Support from Mentorship Meetings Professionalism Coaching and Modeling Professional Growth and Development Top Ten Issues Expressed by New Teachers Poem: Mentors

Delta School District Mentorship Program: Mission Statement: 

Delta School District Mentorship Program: Mission Statement Delta’s Teacher Mentorship Program is designed to enhance student success through assisting teachers new to the profession and the Delta School District as they strive for professional growth and for creating rich and meaningful learning experiences for their students.

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM: MENTORSHIP : 

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM: MENTORSHIP Mentors in Delta work with: Teachers new to Delta Teachers new to the subject, grade or school Teachers in the Alternate School Program and District Resource Rooms Experienced teachers requesting assistance from the Mentorship Program Teachers on Call

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Total Number of Teachers with less than 3 years experience: September, 2006 220/1185 = 19%

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP : 

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP GOALS of the Program are to: Assist teachers to become confident practitioners Assist teachers to enhance student success Support new teachers with the goal of retaining them in the teaching profession Prepare the next generation for the best possible practice in the classroom Spark the desire for a high level of professionalism Develop the ability to communicate effectively at the various professional levels Encourage active participation in the educational community

Teacher Comments: 

Teacher Comments New teachers need support from their colleagues at the school and district level to gain knowledge and build the confidence required to become competent, highly skilled teachers.

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM: MENTORSHIP: 

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM: MENTORSHIP How and When do Mentors and Teachers Meet? The Human Resources Department provides Teacher Mentors with lists of teachers newly hired to teaching positions Mentors contact teachers and set up meetings at schools Teachers contact the Mentors and request a meeting Principals and Vice-Principals contact Teacher Mentors to refer teachers newly hired in their schools

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP : 

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP Model and Encourage Professionalism Building a confidential, professional relationship of trust and support Modeling confidence and enthusiasm for education Modeling teacher ethics Connecting teachers with their school Delta Teachers’ Association representative when necessary

Coaching and Modeling: Effective Classroom Management Strategies Instructional and Assessment Practices: 

Coaching and Modeling: Effective Classroom Management Strategies Instructional and Assessment Practices Mentors: Collaborate with teachers in setting up classroom management systems that meet the needs of the students in the classroom Assist in developing lessons and in the implementation of instructional strategies and assessment practices Model effective teaching through: demonstration lessons, co-teaching, coaching Provide non-judgmental observations of classroom instruction Facilitate the reflective process and goal setting

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP : 

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP Encourage Professional Growth and Development Help teachers set goals for professional growth to improve instructional practice Organize and facilitate a series of workshops at the District level in response to the needs of the teachers Provide opportunities for teachers to visit other classrooms in the school and district Recommend that teachers attend workshops and conferences at the District and Provincial levels Encourage lifelong learning

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP : 

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM MENTORSHIP Top Ten Issues Expressed by New Teachers: Strategies for effective classroom management Day-to-day and long range instructional planning IRP’s and use of Performance Standards Evaluation and assessment Planning for reporting to parents Setting boundaries with students Time management School procedures Dealing effectively with parents and colleagues Accessing help and support in the school Maintaining health

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M … massaging wounded egos E … energizing tired souls N … nudging and gently challenging T … tempting us to take risks O … offering a different perspective R … rejuvenating, refreshing, revitalizing S … searching for the best in each of us by Sandra Peel

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