Empowering New Teachers through the Creation of an Innovative Mentor Program
I am fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be the Mentor Coordinator in my school district. My vision for the program is to empower and cultivate the next generation of teacher leaders. New teachers and their mentors continuously learn authentic strategies that support and develop powerful professional learning communities within the school organization. These PLCs have become the hub of learning, professional growth, and have significantly impacted the culture and student learning outcomes within the school community. Additionally, educators continue to discover how utilizing the philosophy of the book Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Will Last A Lifetime by Thomas C. Murray establishes a strong foundation for:
- Making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic
- Ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic
- Developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships
- Being personal and authentic
The experience of participating in the Mentor Program empowers new teachers and their mentors to successfully embrace the importance and value of developing strong collaborative relationships, how to become connected and networked educators, and elevate teaching and learning practices that will benefit the social, emotional, and academic growth for all students.
Twitter handle: @LBMentorProgram
Follow the #LBLeads hashtag on Twitter to see the innovative practices new teachers and their mentors are employing!
Welcome to the 2020-2021 New Long Beach Teachers!
✨I LOVED meeting @LBSchoolsNY new Ts today! I’m proud to announce that the official LB Mentor Program 📚 this year is Personal & Authentic by @thomascmurray!! T U for sharing an inspiring message w us Tom! We can’t wait to connect more!✨ #LBLeads #AuthenticEDU @RomanelliPaul pic.twitter.com/j7citEsRNX
— Lauren Kaufman (@Lau7210) September 3, 2020
Check out Thomas C. Murray’s Video Message to the new teachers!
✨I’m very excited to send these incredible books and timeline bookmarks out to @LBSchoolsNY new Ts & their Mentors!! I CANNOT wait to share #AuthenticEDU with LB Mentor Program educators!!✨ @thomascmurray @RomanelliPaul #LBLeads #AuthenticEDU pic.twitter.com/YenRNuXpYe
— Lauren Kaufman (@Lau7210) September 16, 2020