Pinterest Pick 3!: August


I'm linking up once again with Pawsitively Teaching, Just Reed, and Inspired Owl's Corner for their Pinterest Pick 3 linky party!

One of my tasks this year is taking over the mentoring program for new teachers at my school. I'm very excited about this and have been looking for pins that will help me in my new role as mentor coordinator:


I think this infographic provides a great overview of the roles of both mentor and mentee:



As I was starting out as a teacher, I had a wonderful mentor, and she made all the difference in that critical first year. Thinking back, she used all the strategies outlined in this graphic effortlessly. I can only hope to be half as good at mentoring as she was!


This is a comprehensive (and sometimes humorous) list:



One of my strengths as a mentor is not having the ability to sugar coat anything. I will tell you like it is. This list is totally in line with my thinking, and a lot of new teachers could benefit from reading it.


I think many first year teachers struggle with setting up routines and procedures. In particular, they are not aware of just HOW MANY things you need routines and procedures for! This is a great list for new teachers to get started with:



I plan on giving this list to my new teachers and sharing what I do, as well as other teachers in the school, in order to set them out on the right path.

If you'd like to see more of my pins, please follow my boards. Don't forget to check out everyone else's posts to see more great pins!


12 comments

  1. Congrats on the mentor coordinator position. Having a good mentor is more important than ever these days! You'll be great. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I'm excited to start. Glad you stopped by :)

      Delete
  2. These are great resources! Nothing helps a teacher more than a great mentor! Pawsitively Teaching and I just set up a Facebook group for new teachers and mentors if you would like to join and/or share! I't's called Primary Picks Newbie Network and you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PrimaryPicksNewbieNetwork/
    Thank you for sharing your pins and linking up with us! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd love to join the group, thank you so much!

      Delete
  3. Not sugarcoating is an excellent way to help new teachers and their students. I loved your 2nd pin, and i pinned it myself! Thanks for sharing.
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome! Sometimes I worry about being too blunt, but you gotta tell it like it is! :)

      Delete
  4. I love the routines and procedures pin! It's so easy to forget something!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, and then you have that moment where you're standing there going "Uhhhhh" in front of the class! Lol! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete
  5. Love the ideas, especially the procedures pin- there is always so much to do, you easily forget something. I also like the role of the mentee post. You never know when you'll be a mentor!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right...it is so easy to forget something. I am setting up a new room and also doing flexible seating for the first time, and I keep having to stop and write down a new procedure I need to think about as I'm setting up! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete
  6. I've been teaching for 11 years but I still printed out the procedure check list. It's always good to review and remember! The 2nd pin was wonderful!! I repined it! Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 13 years here and I always forget something! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete

Back to Top