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Teachers As Advisors & Instructors As Mentors

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 post-secondary studies and careers.
  • Georgia Teachers as Advisors Program (TAP)
    Strongly linked to the National Career Development Guidelines, the Georgia Teachers-As-Advisors Framework serves as a structure for developing, implementing, and evaluating both district and school-level programs. Teachers as Advisors materials include Framework, presentations, lesson plans and video links.
  • South Dakota Teachers as Advisors Website
    Website contains an implementation guide, lesson rubrics, lesson plans, PowerPoints, etc. to help set up a Teachers as Advisors program
  • Sample Chapters
    Sample chapter 1 & 2 from Teachers as Advisors for Secondary and Post-secondary 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 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.

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



  • The National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) are a framework for building a comprehensive career development program and for incorporating career development concepts into the classroom. This website describes the NCDG framework and shows how teachers, parents, counselors and administrators can use the framework to help students acquire key personal, education and career skills. Lesson plans are provided and could be a part of building a Teachers as Advisors program.


  • 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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