This is the brilliant work of first year Education Studies, Education & Social Policy and Education Studies & English Literature students at London Metropolitan University (UK) completed in the last two years with the help of second year mentors. Have a look – to see what is possible when different year groups work together. November […]
See (and read) what an education researcher says about the use of digital technology: Sugata Mitra 2008 2010 2013 And a critical Guardian article discussing his work.
Today, first-year Becoming students (our mentees) have put on a multi-modal exhibition about informal and formal learning spaces at University. The exhibition was a huge success – not only because it allowed first-year students to showcase their learning, but also because it allowed students of different year groups to “be with each other”. Students’ […]
Yesterday, I came across this blog post – and it reminded me on how much we all rely on positive feedback – and encouragement by others. See: http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/positive-post-it-day/ So… Why not leave some positive notes for your mentees – or encourage them to write something positive for each other? It only takes a stack of post-it […]
As part of their peer mentoring programme, mentors have engaged with digital media and online learning tools – together with their mentees and also on their own. Here is an example by one mentor who has produced fictive online profiles of students. Anna: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10803747&height=267&width=200 MO: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10804007&height=267&width=200 Jessie: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10803887&height=267&width=200 Rashid: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10803714&height=267&width=200 Sebastian: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10804087&height=267&width=200 Jasmine: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10804053&height=267&width=200 Emily: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10804113&height=267&width=200 A nice way of reflecting on […]
And… A great quote to think about and reflect on the meaning and purpose of peer mentoring – and the role of peer mentors: LIFE ISN’T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS… IT’S ABOUT LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN – V. GREENE