Resources for Mentors

What can you find in this section?

This section is designed to provide you with timely information that can assist you in working with Fellows and with MU.  It is a work in progress, so do check the site periodically for updates.  Also, check the site for Fellows and liaisons for additional information.

Beginning School

Your role in helping your Fellows get the school year off to a good start is critical.  Click the link, Mentors:  First Weeks of School, to learn what past mentors have done.  A caveat: This is not a mandatory to-do list but is simply a source to help you decide how best to assist your Fellows.  As you’re learning, each Fellow has a unique personality and individual needs, so tailor your approach to your own context.

Forms

Observation and Feedback Forms (Dec. 15, 2011)


Behavior Observations chart - initial 
Behavior Tracking 
Mentor Mentee Collaboration Log Parkway  
General Observation Form based on Costa and Garmston from Kristi Arbetter  
Observation Forms from Elaine Hansett  
Observation Forms from Jonson  
Open Ended vs Closed Questions 
Question Tally 
Student Observation Anecdotal Sheet 
Teacher Verbal Behavior  
Time on Task Observation Chart   


Coaching Tips
Dialogue Skills for Coaching 
Verbal Tools for Coaching

 

Difficult Conversations
Planning for Hard Conversations
Why We Hesitate Having Hard Conversations


 Weekly Mentor Fellow Check In form 

An updated calendar, with mentor/liaison meeting dates and location, is attached; please click the link, 2014-2015 Mentor Teacher/Liaison Meetings.

Please note that all of us will meet in Columbia at the Elks Lodge in September and May; directions can be found at: 

Get Directions to Jacks at the Elks Club
via Google Maps


Elk's Lodge,
4747 E Elk Park Dr,
Columbia, MO 65201-7502

Or click here for PDF map of Elk's Lodge and Jack's Restaurant.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE ELKS LODGE ADDRESS IN YOUR GPS UNIT AS IT WILL GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS TO SOMEPLACE ELSE.

Interview Day
will be held in March at Jack's at Elks Lodge.