Mentoring Candidates for the National Board Process. Updated August 2009. Icebreaker activity . Find your puzzle partner Introduce yourself with name, certificate area, year of certification Read/discuss myth and truth Be ready to discuss with whole group . Overview - Day 1.
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Updated August 2009
5 Core Propositions of the National Board
and their learning
pedagogy and know how to build the
mentee’s capacity to improve
mentees and colleagues
Round 1: Summarize ideas
Round 2: What are some “do’s”
Round 3: What are some “don’ts"
* Example sentence
* Guiding question
Costa + Garmston
“Trust is about the whole of a relationship; rapport is about the moment”
Art Costa and Robert Garmston
Your Students -
Who are they?
Where are they now?
What do they need and
when do they need it?
Where should I begin?
Set new high and worthwhile goals that are appropriate for thesestudents at this time.
Reflect on student learning, the
effectiveness of instructional design,
particular concerns and issues.
Provide timely, meaningful feedback to students about their level of accomplishment of the targeted goals
Evaluate student learning
in light of the goals and
Set high, worthwhile goals
appropriate for these students,
at this time, in this setting.
Five Core Propositions
Teachers are committed to students and their learning
Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects
Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning
Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from
Teachers are members of learning communities
Design and Implement instruction
designed to attain these goals.
“The responsibility of developing and completing the certification materials always rests with the candidate.”
Mentors cannot share their own entries.
Candidates cannot falsify, copy or share information for use in portfolio entries.
Mentors are not assessors.
Report violations to NBPTS (1-800-22TEACH)Ethics Related to Mentoring for Writing
vs. contextual information
Contributions to Student Learning
NBCTs will be able to:
-assessment center tutorial with timer
A facilitator is “one who gets others to understand the task(s) and then motivates them to do the work.”
Chicago Public Schools,
Facilitators’ Resource Guide