What is the mentoring ePLC?

Mentoring is key to new teachers’ success! Designed as an extension of the lead4ward mentor training, the online mentoring series explores and expands the tools and skills needed to effectively coach and mentor new teachers.

Yearlong support includes:

  • second- and third-year teacher supports (bonus LIVE webinar for district leaders)
  • role of mentor, building relationships, preparing for success (recorded)
  • support during the first days of school (recorded)
  • classroom management, the role of listening, and prioritizing work (recorded)
  • managing difficult student and parent situations (recorded)
  • dealing with stress, problems of practice (LIVE webinar)
  • instructional tools and strategies (recorded)
  • problems of practice, reflections (LIVE webinar)
  • end-of-year tasks, mentor plans for next year (LIVE webinar)


  • teachers, teacher teams, PLCs, instructional coaches, induction leaders, and administrators (in school districts)
  • recommended prerequisite: participants should have attended one of the lead4ward mentor trainings/TOTs

District-level membership includes:

  • 5 pre-recorded learning videos
  • 3 live webinars
  • 1 live bonus webinar for district leaders
  • telephone and email support
  • support resources

Note: Each Mentoring ePLC participant must purchase the Mentoring and Coaching: Helping New Teachers Succeed book. Ordering and pricing information can be found at https://store.lead4ward.com

The Mentoring ePLC service year is June 1, 2024 through May 31, 2025.