OverviewTEAM is designed to be a district-base program, supported by the CSDE, to ensure beginning teachers are provided with the induction and mentoring support they need to be successful, to accelerate their professional growth, and to reduce the rate of new teacher attrition. This page details the roles and provides resources for:
- District Facilitator Role and Responsibilities
- Administrator Role and Responsibilities
Administrator Role and Responsibilities
Research shows successful mentor programs are characterized by strong leadership and management. New teachers benefit from engagement in purposeful, ongoing, formal and informal learning opportunities that help them to become more reflective professional educators.
The TEAM program is a process of continuous professional growth. While TEAM completion cannot be used as a component of the teacher evaluation process, as the administrator, you can assist the beginning teacher in developing their instructional skills in a number of ways:
- monitor the mentor-mentee relationships;
- make good decisions about matching mentors and mentees- pair new teachers with trained mentors in similar grades and subject areas where possible;
- provide common planning time and frequent face-to-face interaction among mentors and beginning teachers;
- encourage novices to work with other teachers to develop, through co planning and co-teaching or through observing in veteran teachers’ classrooms;
- make sure that new teachers’ course schedules require as few separate preparation efforts as possible;
- if possible, avoid assigning schedules that require new teachers to change classrooms during the day;
- help beginning teachers choose and focus on a single area of focus to develop new learning; and
- provide release time to observe beginning teachers in action and document.
Relationships matter – it is important to take time to get to know the new teachers and establish a strong working relationship.