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Course Date(s):

January 19 - February 29, 2024

Unless otherwise noted, course times listed are in EST

Registration Deadline:

January 10, 2024


Online Facilitated, Online Self Paced




15 PDPs that fulfill the DESE training requirement for mentors and/or administrators

Grad Credit:

No Graduate Credit Available



Two required texts:
Books are available on Amazon at a discounted price.

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Online | Self Paced


Coaches, Mentors, All PreK-12 Administrators, All PreK-12 Educators

Mentoring in Action: Sustaining Inspiration as You Work with Mentees

You and your mentee are half-way through the school year and, together, you have already met many challenges. But the work continues! New and experienced mentors, lead mentors, coaches, and administrators are encouraged to register for this workshop to re-invigorate their work with and commitment to the new teachers and administrators they are mentoring. You will refresh your mentoring skills, enhance your mentoring conversations, and learn practical tools that you can use immediately. 
This mentoring workshop meets the requirements for mentor training in Massachusetts and also offers administrators who oversee mentoring programs an overview of a month-by-month program that supports novice teachers toward becoming effective teachers. The workshop addresses the following key questions: 1) What does a qualified mentor need to know and be able to do? 2) What monthly topics are useful for novice teacher development? 3) How does a mentor observe and provide feedback? 4) What do effective mentoring conversations look like in practice? 5) How do we support and retain novice teachers and administrators beyond year 1? 

Participants will complete reflection prompts in an online journal and submit their responses to their online mentor.


All PreK-12 mentors, coaches, administrators

About the Instructors

Carol Pelletier Radford is the founder of Mentoring in Action, an organization dedicated to the success of novice teachers and their mentors, and has created this professional development opportunity. She received her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she focused her studies on mentoring and teacher leadership. Carol is an experienced classroom teacher, university education administrator, and certified yoga instructor. She is the author of the two bestselling books required for this course.

Online Instructors are experienced educators and mentor leaders who respond to reflections in the online journal, modify any assignments, and support participants as needed.

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