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Course Date(s):

Tuesday, August 16 & Wednesday, August 17, 2022
9:00am - 2:30pm

Unless otherwise noted, course times listed are in EST

Registration Deadline:

August 15, 2022


Face to Face




10 PDPs

Grad Credit:


$225 TEC member districts; $250 Non-TEC Member districts


TEC Professional Learning Center


All PreK-12 Educators

Mentor Training for Supporting New Educators

This two-day training is designed to help new and returning mentors learn or review the fundamentals of being a good mentor for any new educator. Topics to be covered include:

  • Uncovering what you bring to the mentoring relationship
  • Mentoring roles and responsibilities 
  • Designing mentoring for novice and non-novice educators
  • Understanding phases of first year teaching
  • Supporting new educators in meeting MA evaluation standards
  • Collaborative goal setting 
  • Using data driven peer observation
  • Providing Audible, Credible, and Actionable feedback
  • Planning for the first eight weeks of mentoring (Creating your Action Plan)
  • Developing Monthly Mentoring Checklists (Guide for important topics throughout the year)

About the Instructor

Over a long and varied career, Michael Smalley has taught grades K-12 in a variety of settings. Currently, he is an instructional math coach in Newton Public Schools. He has served as both a mentor to new educators and as a mentor facilitator, overseeing  and troubleshooting mentor/mentee relationships in his building.

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