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Teacher Mentor Program

Welcome New Teachers!

New teachers to the Park Rapids Area School District have a fantastic opportunity to learn about the school system, meet other staff members, build a relationship with their personal mentor, and develop their skills as an effective teacher. 

Mentorship Program Guidelines

Links for New Teachers

NEA's Resources Toolkit for New Teachers
This resource includes tips for preparing, planning, and support for new teachers. It has tips on classroom design and layout, classroom management fundamentals, lesson planning links, assessment information, and suggestions for technology integration. It also covers some great ideas for getting families involved, and on handling parent communication.

The Cult of Pedagogy
Basically - how good teachers teach. Each blog post falls into one of these three categories: The Craft, where we fine-tune the art of teaching, Go Deep, where we dig into the theory and thinking behind our practice, and Teacher Soul. This site also includes Podcasts - Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about it - and Videos - each videos has been created to help you become a better teacher. They look at instruction and assessment strategies, classroom management, technology, presentation and design. Every effort is made to make each concept clear and simple.

New Teacher Mentoring 

Aarin Galzki  237-6313  
Eric Hillesland, 218-237-6333

Mentorship Meeting Dates 

September 21

October 19

November 9

December 7 PARTY!!!

January 11

February 15

March 22

April 12

May 3rd or 4th PARTY !!!


All meetings will begin @ 3:30pm

Locations may vary and will be announced a week prior!