Mentors

As a DeLeT fellow, you will work with two Mentors who have demonstrated success in their classrooms and welcome the opportunity to continue to learn and share their knowledge.

You will have a primary Mentor in whose class you spend the greatest number of hours per week, and a supporting Mentor with whom you enjoy a professional relationship for a lesser number of hours per week. Since you will be engaged in the teaching of general and Judaic studies, these Mentors reflect both aspects of the school program.

Mentors coordinate their primary responsibility for facilitating student learning with the additional responsibilities of guiding, supporting, and assessing your learning. Working closely with Clinical Educators and other program staff, Mentors play a vital and indispensable role in helping fellows learn to teach and develop the tools to study and improve their teaching.

Mentors are able to talk about their practice and about the goals that affect the decisions they make. They are role models because of their expertise, communications skills, flexibility, patience, and commitment to Jewish knowledge and values.