Find a Mentor

It is so important to have someone to bounce ideas off of and to ask for advice. You may find someone in your own grade level or subject area - or you may find someone online - such as in mimioconnect. But make sure you don't feel all alone because teaching can be an isolating profession if you don't reach out.

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Become a Mentor

For those of you who love your Mimio like I do, don't be scared to offer your expertise to those in your school who are just starting out. Becoming a mentor to other teachers can be rewarding for you as well, giving you a new excitement for what you have already been doing with your Mimio, as well as giving you a new perspective through other teachers. I get some of my best ideas from other teachers who ask questions or pose problems for me to solve. Form a Mimio Club at your campus and discuss what you are working on together. By becoming a mentor and leading a club you will find that you bring up the overall level of quality teaching in your group.

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    Jun. 9, 2013
SLIMACHER
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Stacey Limacher
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Finding a reliable mentor in your own school

Mimio fascinates me. It has the most intricate ways to present and engage students of all ages. It also got me. There are many things I would like to do with mimio, but for being first time user, is hard to dedicate time to all the things I would like to do. I am trying to prepare myself to get the best mimio education possible to help other brand new teacher users of mimio to guide them and help them in my own building, but I still need the extra tools to make it, any ideas on how can I make this experience worth both ways?
Thanks in advance!
Teri

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    Apr. 13, 2012
deniste
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Teri Denis
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Mentor program

I'm in Louisiana and we had a mentor program but the funding ran out the year before I became a teacher. I was sad not to have a mentor but glad not to have to worry about the paperwork. Thankfully I have found a few mentors at my new school. There are five middle school teachers and two of them have been teaching here for years. They are always willing to answer my questions, give feedback, or help me come up with ideas. So in the end I have actually had more help then if the program still existed. I would be lost without these teachers!

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    May. 19, 2010
trauthl
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Laura Beech
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mimio mentors

I have been teaching for 20+ years, but am new to my position and new to mimio. It would be great to have mentors for everyone based on need. I already have people asking me to help them learn mimio since my job as media specialist is very visible. I think I will end up being a mimio mentor really soon! Until that time, I will use our Tech Teacher and mimio master as MY mentor..

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    May. 19, 2010
seitzji
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seitzji
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Teachers in the state of

Teachers in the state of Connecticut are automatically given mentors in their first year of teaching. It's all part of the BEST (Beginner Educator Support and Training) Program set up by the state which includes a mentor, who's been trained in best teaching practices, and a portfolio which needs to be completed by the beginning teacher usually in their 2nd year of teaching. Local districts have some leeway in how they pair up mentors and beginning teachers. It is ideal if mentors are either on the same grade level or content area. It's also a great support system for the beginning teacher, and in most cases, helps them to become a valuable member of their school community. I'd be interested to know how other states help their beginning teachers. Do others have a system similar to Connecticut's?

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    Aug. 19, 2009
Tracy Tishion
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Tracy Tishion
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Eh, Illinois has a similar

Eh, Illinois has a similar system, but it depends on teacher particapation in your school. I am in my second year of teaching physics. By state law, all new teachers are required to compleate a 2 year mentor program. However, I am the only teacher in my school who teaches my subject, and as a result was paired up with a teacher in the bussiness department. While she can help with issues like classroom managment or dealing with the administration, there is little she can help with in my subject area. In that case, I highly recomend keeping in touch with old classmates or even former teachers.

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    Feb. 10, 2010
bushc
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bushc
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I had the same problem

In Kentucky I just completed my 1 year internship. As a science teacher (Biology, Chem and Physics) I was paired with a Math teacher. She did an awesome job in helping me in the areas she could however, just by necessity I became somewhat adopted by another Bio Teacher. I would ask for lesson ideas or what he had done in the past. I even began to email another teacher in the district for advice on topics. It was a lot of searching but totally worth it.

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    Jun. 2, 2010
ascheer
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Ally Scheer
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