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Harlandale ISD kicks off teacher mentorship program

Veteran academics had been paired with new academics to make the transition into the classroom simpler

SAN ANTONIO — The new college year is simply across the nook. That means loads of new academics. But turning into a brand new teacher is just not a straightforward course of. A mentorship program on the Harlandale ISD goals to make it simpler.

New academics had been paired up with veteran academics who might assist ease them into the classroom to assist them join with college students and fogeys simpler. 

Mariana Veraza, the Harlandale ISD spokesperson informed us, “It’s very important that we do this kinds of programs because it really helps our new teachers get to where they need to be and where they want to be.”  

About a dozen veteran academics and a couple of dozen new academics gathered to trade concepts, speak about their issues, if any, and their pleasure. 

“I’ve been in education for a little bit as a paraprofessional, but now that I’m a teacher of record, a full time teacher, I just cannot tell you how excited I am to be in front of a group of kids and teaching them P.E.,” mentioned Adam Martinez who’s all in regards to the core topics however is aware of children have a tough time sitting nonetheless for a complete day. 

He informed us, “I believe that these kids are going to have lots of fun and they need to have the movement throughout the day. I’m a big proponent of kids not just sitting in a classroom the whole day or just sitting down. I’m a big proponent of them getting out and active.”  

“This is going to sound funny, but I told him, make sure that you show some love to the custodians and to the secretaries. Hook them up with tacos every once in a while because they will go above and beyond for you,” mentioned Noel Garza who has been instructing for 27 years. 

He’ll be mentoring Martinez all through the year. He mentioned, “Our campus is like a family. You’re going to have a lot of support from everybody.”

Martinez can name on him at any time when he has a question. Garza mentioned, “Oh, it’s a it’s a big responsibility, only because I’m learning as well. Like him, I’m a veteran, but I’m still learning. And I’ll share anything that will help them succeed.”  

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