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Mentor Teachers

Mentor Teachers serve as role models for undergraduate pre-service STEM teachers in their required field experiences. These math and science educators teach grades 3-12 and are selected for their ability to advise, provide useful feedback, and create an interactive learning environment for DragonsTeach students.


  • Receive stipends per team
  • Receive inquiry-based lessons that are researched-based and aligned to Philadelphia School District standards
  • Win a Mentor Teacher Award to support conference attendance
  • Attend monthly professional development workshops focused on the development of the educators in our network
  • Participate in Drexel events and regional research opportunities


  • Permit a team of DragonsTeach students to observe your teaching methods and teach an inquiry-based math/science lesson to your students
  • Provide a class list/seating chart to DragonsTeach students
  • Offer constructive and supportive feedback (written/oral)
  • Complete final evaluation and requested forms
  • Alert Master Teacher (Drexel course instructor) of any concerns
  • Keep an open channel of communicate with DragonsTeach students and Master Teacher

DragonsTeach students are very excited to work with and teach local students in Philadelphia. In preparation for a successful field experience, Mentor Teachers should expect DragonsTeach students to:

  • Sign in at school office and wear Drexel ID
  • Arrive early to each teach and observation to allow for preparation time
  • Be polite and professional to all school community members
  • Share the lesson plan with the Mentor Teacher at least three days before the assigned date
  • Bring all supplies and materials needed for the lesson
  • Leave classroom in a neat and tidy manner
  • Thank students and staff upon completion of lesson