“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” John C. Crosby

“The evidence is convincing: A focused, systematic mentoring program has a positive influence on the performance of new teachers—and is advantageous to mentors as well. Above all, this support for new teachers benefits their students.” ASCD Volume 58, John H. Holloway

How can we help you?
How can we help each other?

WAFLT members are invited to participate in our mentoring program, one of the many benefits of membership. We offer two options:

Characteristics of both mentoring models are:

WAFLT supports mentor partners by establishing connections and providing resources to the partners (as requested) throughout the professional development experience.

If you are interested in participating, please apply here. For questions or further information, please contact: profdev@waflt email. All mentoring participants will receive a “Great Thought A Day” notepad!

Further Resources:

See the WAFLT eVoice for the new “Mentoring Matters” column! Do you have a story about mentoring that you’d like to share? Please consider submitting yours to: profdev@waflt email..

Watch an inspiring Ted Talk about The 5 Types of Mentors You Need in Your Life

Why Mentoring is So Vital to New Teachers and Veterans Alike, Room 241, Blog from Concordia University Portland

Article and Activity for self and peer assessment and coaching From Intercom, a weekly e-newsletter from CASLS
Knight, S. (2018, November 5). Developing Proficiencies and Managing Deficiencies. CASLS InterCom. Available from

This supporting activity … provides guidance to educators wishing to develop peer observation tools to use to engage one another in positive, proficiency-oriented PLCs that identify, celebrate, and build upon the strengths of their members. (activity)

A resource for self reflection or to guide a mentor/mentee partnership: The EPIC Growth plan ( tool can be used by teachers who choose to self-assess how well they reflect TELL criteria for one specific domain or for the complete TELL Framework.

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