How much time is involved in the mentoring process?
Districts are required to assist in scheduling meetings on a regular, weekly basis for a mentor and novice teacher to work together, face-to-face. This face-to-face contact can be accomplished through creative scheduling, use of instructional aides, roving substitute teachers, or use of an occasional common planning period, etc. All mentoring sessions are recorded in the online Arkansas Teacher Licensure Accountability System (ATLAS). Mentors are required to log all mentoring hours, both Standard and Additional Hours, in ATLAS.