• 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  http://www.nea.org/tools/71139.htm
    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 https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/start-here/
    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

  • Contact: 
    Steph Mercil, 218-237-6205
    Eric Hillesland, 218-237-6333

    Meeting Dates:
    Location: MS Lounge
    3:15 - 4:00

    September 18
    October 23
    November 20
    December 11
    Jan 15
    February 19
    March 18
    April 22
    May 13

    Optional social events (to be determined)

2019 New Staff