Skip to main content

TIP Handbook Page 4 (Mentor Information)

  1. BSD TIP identifies and assigns a mentor to each participating teacher within the first 30 days of the participant’s enrollment in the program. bSD TIP matches the mentor and participating teacher according to credentials held, grade level and/or subject area, and overall candidate needs as appropriate to the candidate’s employment.
  1. Mentor Qualifications
  • Effective and Experienced Teachers
  • Engage Students in Learning
  • Use Research-Based Strategies
  • Strong Communication and Collaboration Skills
  • Knowledgeable of Standards and Content
  • Compassionate, Respectful, and Approachable 
  1. Application Requirements
  • Possession of a Clear Teaching Credential 
  • Three or more years of successful teaching experience 
  • Availability to meet with candidates at least one hour per week, attend designated TIP and Mentor meetings/trainings
  • Recommendation from current site administrator as needed
  • Knowledge of curriculum, standards, and instruction in your specific grade level or content area
  • Two year commitment (preferred) 
  • Ability, willingness, and flexibility to meet candidate needs for support 
  1. Responsibilities of a TIP Mentor 
  • Meet with Induction Candidate a Minimum of 1 Hour Per Week 
  • Attend BSD TIP Meetings and Trainings 
  • Complete all Required Forms, Documents, etc. 
  • Guide the Candidate Through the ILP Inquiry Process  
  • Mentors will receive ongoing training and support to continue growing their individual coaching skills. Opportunities for professional development include in person and online delivery.
  1. Mentors are selected and matched with candidates in the first 30 days of the program.