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 will explore and expand the tools and skills needed to effectively coach and mentor new teachers. 

This ePLC can also contribute to:

  • higher teacher retention
  • increased teacher effectiveness
  • happier teachers

District-level membership includes:

  • 5 pre-recorded learning videos
  • 3 live webinars with Justin & Debbie
  • telephone and email support
  • support resources


  • teachers, teacher teams, PLCs, instructional coaches, induction leaders, administrators (in school districts)

Recommended Pre-requisite:

  • participants should have attended one of the lead4ward mentoring trainings/TOTs

2020-21 learning videos & live webinars

july 15

role of mentor, building relationships, preparing for success (recorded)

july 29

support during the first days of school (recorded)

sept 16

classroom management, role of listening, prioritizing work (recorded)

oct 14

managing difficult student and parent situations (recorded)

nov 4

dealing with stress, problems of practice (LIVE webinar)

jan 13

instructional tools & strategies (recorded)

mar 24

problems of practice, reflections (LIVE webinar)

may 19

end-of-year tasks, mentor plans for next year (LIVE webinar)


Debbie Boyer

Debbie Boyer is wholeheartedly passionate about people, learning, innovation, and life. She is an encourager, supporter, and champion of educators who loves helping teachers grow and flourish. Debbie believes mentoring first-year teachers and helping them be successful is one of the most important roles we have as educators. She is excited to help districts and educational service centers implement lead4ward’s Heart of Teaching Induction Series.

Pricing Details for 2020-21

Registration is by district with:

  • 5 or fewer campuses $500
  • 15 or fewer campuses $1,000
  • 49 or fewer campuses $2,000
  • 50 or more campuses $3,500

For ESCs and other entities, please contact info@lead4ward.com, if interested in this service.

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