Developing a Mentoring Program

Beyond the Walls education can assist your school in developing a teacher mentoring model that fits the needs and budget of your school.   This is how it works. 

1.  A needs analysis is done based on the size of the school, number of new and novice staff, school schedule and number of highly qualified teachers, usually those with 7 or more years of experience.  A mentoring program administrator is determined.   

2.  A program manual is created describing the mechanics of the program that  includes:

  • Program goals identified
  • Program incentives are determined and outlined (stipends, training session costs, program administration, professional development, food, etc.)
  • Roles and responsibilities  of mentors, mentees and support staff are defined
  • Mentor and mentee application forms and matching process created
  • Mentor training procedures outlined
  • Mentor  / mentee scheduling templets 
  • Mentor / mentee goal setting 
  • Mentor classroom observation forms and checklists created 
  • Potential Mentor / Mentee activities are identified

3.  Once the program is given structure based on the needs and resources of the school Mentors and Mentees are identified through the application process.  The program participants are determined and matched by the administrator overseeing the mentoring program

4.  Mentor orientation and training session held

5.  End of the year debriefing and celebration with mentors and mentees

 

Beyond the Walls Education can develop your program to meet your needs, deliver training sessions and possibly secure grant funding for your program.