Mentor Teacher Awards
Internship to Beginning Teacher, much
of the guidance and support of novice teaching comes
from mentors. Mentor teachers spend countless hours and
tireless efforts sharing their knowledge, strategies, and wisdom with teacher
candidates in preparation for work as
professional educators. Mentor teachers are respected by their colleagues
for their expertise, commitment to professional growth, and disposition to help
all students learn. They know the
importance of building relationships with mentees, colleagues, and students
in order to promote positive growth. We are fortunate to have many exceptional
mentor teachers partnering with the university!
This award is given to the mentor
teacher who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and devotion to the growth
and development of the teacher candidate. Beyond
the expected requirements, the mentor
tailors support to the individual needs of each candidate,
celebrates intern strengths, and helps to develop goals for
growth. This mentor teacher is involved in the
teaching and learning of the teacher candidate, provides quality
feedback, and views his/her role with a positive attitude.
Super Supportive Mentor Award Nomination
This award is given to the mentor teacher who has exceeded the
expectations to engage the teacher candidate, fellow teachers,
and university faculty in
professional conversations. The mentor
effective communication to develop a sense of community within the classroom and
school environment and is diligent, ethical, and thorough in his/her work.
Welcoming the candidate into the classroom, the mentor teacher respects the new
colleague and exemplifies the importance of communication with the candidate and
the university supervisor.
Effective Communicator Mentor Award Nomination
This award is given to the mentor teacher who has
encouraged the teacher candidate to incorporate his/her knowledge,
interests, and skills in designing innovative instruction. The mentor teacher supports
the candidate teaching from the heart and requires the use of various strategies to engage
learners. Providing the candidate with meaningful learning opportunities, the
mentor encourages risk-taking in the instructional process. Despite the level of
success of the innovative method or technique, the mentor teacher listens with
an open mind to the candidate's ideas and supports ideas for improvement.
Receptive to Innovation Mentor Award Nomination