Contact Us

For further information, to make a suggestion, to request a consultation and more, contact:

Kathy Sillman
Induction and Mentoring Coordinator
ksillman@brandeis.edu

781-736-2023

MAT Public Elementary Induction Network

The Brandeis Public Elementary MAT provides ongoing induction support for those alumni whose initial teaching positions are in Greater Boston and, to the extent that resources permit, to those who teach farther afield. This support is designed to enhance professional development and growth and includes classroom visits from faculty, one-on-one consultations and several group meetings scheduled throughout the academic year.

We view induction as a convivial process in which professional expertise is gained through ongoing engagement with a community of practitioners willing to delve whole-heartedly into the details of teaching and learning.

Here is the current agenda:

Date Location Time Topic
Thursday, Oct. 15
Brandeis ASAC Atrium
5:30-8 p.m. Building classroom culture and creating classroom norms:
  • Creating educative beginnings and endings
  • Getting to know colleagues and students
  • Working with families

Thursday, Nov. 19

Brandeis ASAC Atrium

5:30-8 p.m.

Assessment for instruction:

  • Using assessment to inform instruction
  • Pressing issues in your classroom

Thursday, Dec. 17

Home of Prof. Roosevelt

6:30 p.m.

Dinner

Thursday, Jan. 28

Brandeis ASAC Atrium

5:30-8 p.m.

Open topic:

  • English language learners?
  • Special eEducation students?
  • Working with colleagues, mentors?

Thursday, March 25

Brandeis cASAC Atrium

5:30-8 p.m.

MCAS:

  • Strategies for managing
  • What is the purpose?

Thursday, May 13

Brandeis cASAC Atrium

5:30-8 p.m.

Coming full circle:

  • Reflecting on the past year

Structure of Induction Meetings

Dinner will be provided at each of these meetings. During this meal you will be invited to socialize and catch up with fellow participants. Time will also be set aside to share any “burning issues” that have come up in your respective classrooms. After this portion of the meeting, we will break into discussion groups in order to tackle the specific topic selected for the night.

You can earn 1 PDP per clock hour for your participation.