I love mentoring new teachers. I wish I could be mentor full time, but that's just not in the cards right now.
One of my mentees, another fifth grade teacher, was nominated by our school district for new teacher of the year. I couldn't be more proud of her!
I met with a new teacher during my prep today. He just finished his degree and is observing as many teachers as possible. I have an open door policy, so having another teacher in the room is pretty normal.
He observed phonics, whole group reading, small groups, KIC (science inquiry) and writing time. Hopefully our super active fifth graders didn't scare him off!
The enthusiasm and eagerness of new teachers is infectious.