The Teacher Induction/ Mentoring program is designed to provide a novice teacher the support, assistance, and encouragement of a site-based, trained mentor in order for the novice teacher to learn the skills he or she needs to become an effective, knowledgeable teacher.
A novice teacher is defined as any licensed teacher of record with less than one school year of classroom teaching experience in a public school, other Arkansas agency, or organization requiring an Arkansas Educator's License.The classroom teaching experience does not include student internship or substitute teaching.
The goal of mentoring is to provide continuous professional growth for the novice teacher. Mentors assist the novice teacher in the implementation of the goals in the Professional Growth Plan, which is developed by the novice teacher and his or her administrator; identification and celebration of strength areas; procurement of resources (both human and material); and identification of professional development opportunities.
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