Mentor Log and Topics

Suggested Topics for Discussion

Immediate Concerns & School Procedures:

  • Opening of the Year Procedures
  • Organization of the school day and various schedules
  • Faculty Handbook
  • Student Handbook
  • Photocopying and Copyright Laws
  • Code of Conduct/Discipline Code
  • Attendance Policy
  • Progress Reports
  • Administrative Observations: Pre- and Post-Observation
  • Conferences
  • Recordkeeping Procedures
  • End-of-Year procedures
  • Report Cards
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences/Open House

Teaching Style & Techniques:

  • Curriculum
  • Lesson preparation, class participation, activities, etc.
  • Classroom management
  • Discipline
  • Instruction: full class, small group, individualization, differentiated instruction
  • Grading and evaluation techniques
  • Testing procedures:  classroom, building, state, national
  • Learning styles
  • Communication with students
  • Opportunities to observe intern
  • Opportunities for intern to observe mentor and other professionals
  • New York State Standards
  • Professional Growth and Development
  • In-service credit
  • Graduate course work
  • Staff development opportunities
  • Professional organizations
  • District Committees
  • Curriculum Development

Miscellaneous

  • Co-curricular programs/advisor duties and responsibilities
  • Demographics of school community
  • Support services, guidance, social worker, psychologist
  • Communication with parents and community
  • Chaperoning

Related Files
Mentor Log