Many new teacher guides focus on carefully planning your gradebook ahead of time, but an innovative teacher should always plan learning outcomes first. As we develop these mentorship programs, we need to ensure that our new teachers are receiving guidance towards better teaching practices, and the books and guides available to new teachers need to catch up.
By: Sarah Vander Schaaff. As part of our Smart Parents series, Sarah writes about the impact a valuable mentor had on her life, and why mentors matter. As a parent, Sarah also acknowledges why this sometimes raises concerns for parents and discusses the real value mentors bring.
By: Antonia Slagle. As part of our Smart Parents series, Antonia writes about her son's own educational experiences and how her son's high school allowed him to have personalized learning opportunities including important internship experiences and mentors.
Learning is relational — it’s motivated and supported by relationships. Four important relationships include an advisor, mentors, a learning cohort, and project teams.
GPS is a respected applied high school alternative for students in 42 high schools in southern Wisconsin. Twelve teachers currently support 13 GPS classrooms, three more classrooms will be added next month. Growth has been steady as have been program enhancements.
What drives people to create how-to, instructional, and DIY videos? Are they so passionate about their niche, their expertise, that they just have this desire to tutor others? That definitely sounds like the mentor archetype. There’s a little bit of Sal Khan in all of them and all of us.
Carl Dorvil and Group Excellence combine mentoring and high tech tutoring to change lives in Texas and soon nationwide.