Teacher Mentoring Law and Legal Definition

According to 20 USCS § 7801(42), the term “teacher mentoring” means “activities that--

(A) consist of structured guidance and regular and ongoing support for teachers, especially beginning teachers, that--

(i) are designed to help the teachers continue to improve their practice of teaching and to develop their instructional skills; and

[(ii)] [are] part of an ongoing developmental induction process--

(I) involve the assistance of an exemplary teacher and other appropriate individuals from a school, local educational agency, or institution of higher education; and

(II) may include coaching, classroom observation, team teaching, and reduced teaching loads; and

(B) may include the establishment of a partnership by a local educational agency with an institution of higher education, another local educational agency, a teacher organization, or another organization.”