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What to call those teachers mentored by Teacher Coaches?

Nov 1, 2013 9:38am

We are starting a teacher-to-teacher mentoring program using the Teaching Channel. Accomplished teachers will mentor teachers in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd years of teaching. We are calling the accomlished teachers "Teaching Coaches" for this project, and we were wondering what to call the teachers receiving the coaching.
We are trying not to use Mentor-Mentee. Those words are used in so many other ways in our district and we don't want to cause confusion.
Any suggestions?

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    • Nov 1, 2013 5:50pm

      Novice Teachers , New Teachers, New Player Teacher, Beginner Teachers, Neophyte Teachers

      • Nov 7, 2013 4:12am

        I am an instructional coach and I just simplified it to Coach-Teacher.

        • Jan 6, 2014 6:38am

          It may take a culture shift, but I like the terms Resident Teacher and Master Teacher (or Teaching Coaches).

          As a coach in our division we have referred to teachers being coached as "Coachees."

          If you have a term for such teachers such as probational hires in their 1st-3rd years of contract, often they are referred to as Prob 1, Prob 2, Prob 3 by coaches and admin.