Mentors play an important role in the Resident Educator Program. Instructional mentoring continues to center around the teaching and learning cycle. Focused Mentoring I will address professional growth and communication, and Focused Mentoring II will present guidance in formative and summative assessment. Local districts and schools determine the activities for focused mentoring in these areas. The mentor can individualize the mentoring content and duration to meet the needs of each resident educator. This process is not meant to be a one-day activity, but rather an ongoing process which allows resident educators to grow in their practice and knowledge. Mentors do not evaluate mentees and should focus the working relationship on professional growth and skill development as goals. Find mentor resources on the Resident Educator website here.