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Mentor Observations

USBE Board Rule 277-308 states that mentor observation and feedback should begin early in the program for each educator. Mentor observations are not evaluative, but designed to be a support to provisional educators.

This Mentor Observation Protocol is a resource to guide mentors through an observation. Mentors going through mentor training will be trained with this protocol.

Mentors should plan to observe their provisional educator for at least 20 minutes.

*If an actual in person observation is not possible, video observations work as well.

Mentor Rule: R277-308 New Educator Induction and Mentoring


Mentor Observation Protocol

Mentor Observation Protcol

Data Collection

Mentors will want to collect data as they observe their provisional educator. Data should be used to provide feedback to their mentee. They will want to use the best tool to collect whatever data their provisional educator would like to see.

Sample Observation Tools/Forms