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Good to Great Teachers

Good to Great Teachers is a mentoring program aimed at empowering teachers in years 3-5 of their career by improving their practice and fostering self-efficacy in a community of educators for the purpose of retaining teachers.

Experienced educators will guide small cohorts of participants through reflective practices to increase confidence in three key areas:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Classroom management
  3. Student engagement
Teachers who successfully complete the program will earn three graduate credits.

The application window for the 2023-24 programming year has closed. 2024-25 application information will be available Spring 2024.

Program Details

The program will consist of in-person events, webinars/small group chats, and observations. Participants will be reimbursed travel expenses as well as substitute reimbursement for all in-person events.

In Person Events
(31 hours)
Webinars/Small Group Chat
(6 hours)
(8 hours)

Aug. 7, 2023 - Chamberlain
(Kickoff/Communication) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CT)

Nov. 8, 2023 - Chamberlain
(Classroom Management)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CT)

Feb. 21, 2024 - Chamberlain
(Student Engagement)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CT)

June 5 - June 6, 2024 - Sioux Falls
(Celebration!) 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. (CT)
8 a.m. - Noon (CT)

September (Communication)

December (Classroom Management)

March (Student Engagement)

One hour webinar, one hour small group chat

4 Classroom Observations

4 Teachers Watching

Teachers Reflections

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