Expectations for Mentor Teachers

Before classroom visits by UALRTeach students:

  • The mentor teacher and university instructor meet before the semester starts to discuss the placement.
  • The mentor teacher and university instructor work together to determine teaching content and preliminary schedules of the UALRTeach students.
  • The mentor teacher is expected to meet (in person or via phone) at least once with the UALRTeach students to discuss and schedule their three teaching experiences.
  • The mentor teacher is willing to communicate with pre-teachers and the university instructor via e-mail.

During classroom visits by UALRTeach students:

  • The mentor teacher is expected to be present in the classroom at all times. Pre-service teachers cannot be left alone with a substitute or other intern.
  • The mentor teacher assumes primary responsibility for classroom management while pre-teachers deliver their lesson.

After classroom visits by UALRTeach students:

  • The mentor teacher completes a short Teacher Feedback Form for each lesson and provides a copy to the UALRTeach students at the conclusion of each of the  lessons.

Throughout the semester:

  • The mentor teacher uses e-mail to communicate with the UALRTeach pre-teachers and the University Master Teacher.