Objectives Role of a mentor Effective and Ineffective teaching ABC’s of Teaching New York State Teaching Standards Do’s and Don’ts of Parent Teacher Conferences Resources for Common Core Goal Setting and Reflection
A Mentor is not *An Evaluator *An Administrator *A Know-it-all *Higher Up *A Decision Maker
Mentors are Responsible for… Maintaining confidentiality Sharing Knowledge Meeting Frequently Sharing lesson planning procedures Helping to plan lessons Providing feedback on lesson plans
Think back and evaluate the best and the worst teachers you had as a student. What made those teachers the best? The worst? In what ways have you incorporated what they have “taught” you into your own teaching?
The ABC’s for New Teachers
Try the ABC’s for your name. Think of an adjective beginning with the first letter of your name to describe a teaching quality you possess. Give an example of how this describes you.
Teaching Standards for New York State Please read through the standards and rank your proficiency from 1 to 7. The category you are strongest in, place a 1, the category you need the most work in, place a 7. Refer to New York State Teaching Standards for Performance Indicators in each category for clarification. Teaching Standards
Parent Teacher Conferences Refer to handout
The Common Core and You Helpful Resources Handout
Ticket Out The Door Compose at least three goals for yourself this school year. Support how you will reach these goals by providing a plan of action. (How can I help you to achieve these goals?) What are at least three useful tips you learned today that you can use immediately in your profession? (I will make copies of these for your use and will refer to these throughout the year.)