Mentor Monthly Checklists August by qkz10053

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									     Mentor Monthly Checklists

                               August

Meet your Entry Year Teacher (EYT).
   Begin monthly log / journal / documentation.
   Have EYT keep list of questions / concerns that arise.



Establish line of communication.
   Ask EYTs about their needs.
   Listen for concerns.
   Set a framework / schedule of meeting times.
   Respect confidentiality.
   Review information on LPDC.
   Complete Mentor/EYT Building Orientation. (See checklist)



Discuss student issues.
   Discuss procedures for suspected child abuse.
   Review confidentiality of student information and records.


Offer assistance with management issues
   Discuss personal time management (i.e. extracurricular activities)
   Help arrange room.
   Help develop classroom rules and room discipline plan.
   Locate materials and explain procedures for obtaining them.


Review opening day plans
   Share opening day plans with each other.
   Discuss opening day schedule.

Review Academic Content Standards
   Become familiar with the standards
   Discuss the grade level/content area curriculum (Course of Study)
   Review district’s curriculum map




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                             September

Maintain Entry Year Teacher (EYT) contact and support.
   Confer at least monthly (more frequently recommended)

Review classroom management procedures.
   Discuss EYT’s discipline plans.
   Develop action plan.

Examine lesson plans.
   Active learning – more show and do, less tell
   Challenge and motivate students.
   Share units developed for the classroom.
   Integrate courses of study.
   Share substitute folders with EYTs.

Prepare for formal parent /guardian conferences.
   Explain scheduling procedures.
   Discuss situational scenarios.
   Discuss information to be covered at conferences.
   Discuss time restraints.

Share ideas for effective parent communication
   Conferences
   Notes, telephone calls
   Home/classroom visits

Review process for making referrals.
   Special Education
   Counseling
   Remedial reading
   Speech
   CSB – Court
   IATs
   MFE
   Parent Permission Form

Do informal observation




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                              October

Maintain Entry Year Teacher (EYT) contact and support.
   Regularly scheduled meetings between mentor and EYT
   Encourage self-assessment.
   Discuss EYT concerns/needs.


Schedule and complete EYT observation and follow-up conferences.
   Review lesson plans prior to observation.
   Complete observation forms/notes.
   Conduct follow-up conferences.



Discuss first formal observation by principal/supervisor.
   Explain school evaluation policy.


Discuss classroom management concerns.
   Re-evaluate discipline plan.
   Discuss prevention, intervention, and corrective techniques.


Reflect on excellent teaching.
   Professional articles
   Log entries. Journals
   Attendance at conferences and professional affiliations

Do informal observation




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                November / December

Maintain Entry Year Teacher (EYT) contact and support.
   Hold regularly scheduled meetings between mentor and EYT
   Encourage self-assessment.
   Discuss EYT concerns/needs.


Discuss a variety of instructional strategies.
   Facilitate classroom observations.
   Discuss observations.
   Review successful strategies.
   Consider implementing a strategy seen in another classroom.


Discuss stress management.
   Plan a meeting away from school.
   Discuss personal time management.


Review classroom management.
   Positive reinforcement for students
   Help available for difficult students
   Parent/guardian contacts
   Administrative support


Do informal observation




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                              January

Maintain Entry Year Teacher (EYT) contact and support.
   Hold regularly scheduled meetings between mentor and EYT.
   Encourage self-assessment.
   Discuss EYT concerns/needs.
   Schedule 2nd observation of the EYT by the Mentor



Student Assessment.
   Awareness of state testing dates and procedures
   Semester tests and their implications


Utilize resources.
   Parents/guardians
   People in the community


Reassess where we are.
   What is ahead?
   What worked?
   Continuous improvement plan for student achievement
   Review student progress in preparation for case reviews


Reflect on professional skills.
   Professional articles
   Log entries
   Further discussions
   Professional growth opportunities


Do informal observation




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                    February / March
Maintain Entry Year Teacher (EYT) contact and support.
   Hold regularly scheduled meetings between mentor and EYT.
   Encourage self-assessment
   Discuss EYT concerns/needs.


Determine EYT employment status.
   Principal evaluation
   Understanding contractual agreement
   Renewal/non-renewal


Prepare a list of budgetary concerns.
   Supplies
   Equipment
   Room improvements
   Purchase orders

Do informal observation



                           April / May

Maintain Entry Year Teacher (EYT) contact and support.
   Hold regularly scheduled meetings between mentor and EYT.
   Discuss EYT concerns/needs.
   Celebrate the mentor/EYT relationship.
   Complete evaluation of the program survey.



Review year-end closing procedures.
   Check-out procedures with the district
   Inventories and year-end reports
   Student recognition / graduation
   Check-out procedures with the school.
   Complete end of year assessments.
   Complete annual reviews/IEPs.
   Completion of final records
   Return equipment/inventory to appropriate location.



Do informal observation




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