@BVTeacherMentor

-words of Wisdom(ish) from the Mentor

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Mentoring

No major updates or changes to report. Keep working to get your observations and mentoring sessions scheduled. Especially if you will be coaching a Spring sport. My schedule is listed out to May so schedule all of your sessions if you want to..
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Survey

Here is the survey I spoke of in the last newsletter. The answers are 100% anonymous. I am grateful for your time and feedback!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MjQ-HaaKqB2Z1_BqzFAnSH8cK-UTHfj-pQjFVfiCXtg/viewform?usp=send_form

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ETM's - don't neglect them

There are three types of ETMs and numerous titles from which to choose. ETMs can be completed online or in face-to-face sessions.

As a note..unless currently scheduled, there will be no more PEER observation ETM. The funding availability has dried up.

A full listing of the ETMs available can be found at http://www.bluevalleyk12.org/etm.

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Assessment Tools

One of the areas Blue Valley continues to be committed to is formative assessment. You all know that formative assessment can happen in MANY different ways. One option is short quizzes, yet grading can be a challenge. Below I have linked two quick and easy phone-based assessment tools. I hope as you continue your journey you will be able to find more efficient and effective ways to assess your students. The two tools below may help in that quest.

What to know about the Mentor

This next week my 5yr old Luke will have Kindergarten round-up in Olathe. As terrified as I to have a child going to school, I am thrilled for him to start. It does make me feel old though as my wife and I realize that we have three children and one in school....
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