Teachers As Advisors  &  Instructors As Mentors


  • Students Will Take the Right Courses When Principals Lead
    Written from the principal’s viewpoint, this guide describes how to schedule and plan a teacher adviser system. It outlines the responsibilities of the teacher adviser and how to ensure that students take the right courses to prepare them for the critical transitions from middle grades to high school and onward to postsecondary studies and careers.
  • Career Development Program Manual, June 2005 - Georgia
    Section III: Delivery System - TAP Delivery
    Manual from the state of Georgia on implementing a Teacher Advisor Program (TAP). Includes overview, rationale, implementation strategies, forms, and knowledge advisors need, links to PowerPoint presentation, etc.
  • Website contains an implementation guide, lesson rubrics, lesson plans, powerpoints, etc. to help set up a Teachers as Advisors program.
  • Sample Chapter
    Sample chapter from Teachers as Advisors for Secondary and Postsecondary Students.  This implementation guide is offered for sale by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, CIMC.  Inventory number: CS1015.  For pricing, go to www.okcimc.com and click on online catalog or call 1-800-654-4502 
  • Information Sheet
    Teachers as Advisors information sheet: This one page gives a brief overview of the Teachers as Advisors program. 
  • Teachers as Advisors PowerPoint:
    Basic information about what a Teachers as Advisors program is and how to get one started.
  • The Power of Advisories
    The Power of Advisories is a workshop guidebook helps for school staff on setting up a school-wide advisory program, developing ways to introduce an adult advocate into the life of every student, and ensuring that each student has an advisor to help guide student planning, learning, and assessment.

  • American Student Achievement Institute- Advisor/Advisee
    Indiana Department of Education
    This site provides a variety of PowerPoint presentations on such topics as Preparing for Change, Introduction, Logistics, and Curriculum Content; along with templates and planning guides.

  • Timeline for Implementation of a "Teachers as Advisers" Advisement Program

Best Practices



  • Rubric - This rubric is designed to assist in rating the current implementation status of your school’s Teachers as Advisors Program. This self-rating tool will assist school personnel in setting systemic goals.
  • Evaluate Students, Parents/Guardians, and Teachers
    Use the evaluation questions for students, parents/guardians, and teacher to identify needed actions.

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