Teacher Mentor Program Development Template
Welcome to the Office of Public Instruction's Teacher Mentor Program Development Template. This template contains best practice information and tools in developing a Teacher Mentor program at a school or district.
It can be used as a reference when developing a local teacher mentor program. The tools within the template may also be used when providing training to school personnel and school board members regarding teacher mentoring programs.
This Teacher Mentor Program Template would not have been possible without the Montana Statewide Mentor Taskforce. The Taskforce is comprised of dedicated education professionals who represent teachers, administrators, regular educatoin personnel, special education personnel, Title personnel, MEA-MFT, the School Administrators of Montana (SAM) and Montana School Board Association (MSBA).
- Welcome and Information Letter
- Setting up a Mentoring Program – Timelines and Activities
- Best Practices in Mentoring This power point can be used to provide background and training on mentoring for school personnel, school board members, and community members.
- Mentoring Program Articles
The articles have excellent resources in working with beginning teachers, and strategies for developing mentor programs.
- Teacher Mentor Program Models
Resources, Funding, & Regulations
The amount of paperwork used or required for a mentor program is entirely up to the developing district. The forms contained in this section have been generously shared by school districts in Montana and other state education agencies that have developed mentor program. If you choose to use a form exactly as it is written, please continue to acknowledge the original source.
Mentor Program Planning Guide
Secondary Topic Discussion List
Lists for Mentoring Discussions and Paperwork
Mentor - Do List
Mentor Protege Discussion Checklist
Mentoring Ideas for New Teachers
Needs Assessment Form
Preparing for First Day Checklist
Observation Form - Option 2
Observation Form - Option 3
Protege Status Report
Mentor Evaluation - Option 2
Protege Evaluation of Program
Protege Evaluation of Program - Option 2
Evaluation for Mentor Program
Protege Final Report
Final Status Report