New or beginning users of IBL are encouraged to work with a mentor. Experienced mentors are available to help. If you would like a mentor please complete and submit the Mentor Request Form.
The purpose of the Mentoring Program is to provide advice, support, and encouragement to those interested in using the IBL in their teaching. Individuals who request assistance are paired with mentors who are experienced practitioners of IBL. Typically, mentoring is conducted by e-mail, however arrangements such as on-site visits, sabbaticals, and summer workshops have also been used successfully.
Experienced IBL users are encouraged to volunteer as a mentor. Mentors are not required to have all of the answers or have decades of experience. Some key attributes of a mentor are having experience and comfort with IBL, good communication skills, and a willingness to be supportive and encouraging. If questions arise that you do not know the answer to, please ask for assistance. To sign up as a mentor please download and submit the Mentor Profile Form