Weekly iMentor class is an important part of our program model. We want iMentor class to be fun and engaging. We also want our students to use class time to connect with their mentors and to also build skills and knowledge that will help them navigate the college process.
PMs are classroom teachers who also provide pair support and advising in class and at our schools and they need to know the basics of leading a class and keeping their students engaged. The following resources are intended to help PMs develop their teaching practice.
Techniques to be a Successful Teacher
This resource was developed by a PM in the Chicago program and distills many teaching best practices included in the Teach Like a Champion book.
Positive Behavior Management Techniques
Part of what makes iMentor class fun is that we use incentives to encourage participation and engagement. Learn more about the ones we use in this document.
School Partner Stewardship
Tips for Working with your Co-Teacher
Explore different ways your teacher can work with you during class. We also have a list of strategies for planning how to build your relationship your co-teacher. And a list of questions to ask your co-teachers as you get to know them.
.This rubric was introduced in PM training as the resource to help implementation teams understand what the "ideal" iMentor classroom looks like and how to identify areas for improvement/maintenance of strong performance in class.
Classroom Observation Checklist
This list was introduced during PM training and gives you a list of what we expect to see in our classrooms.