There’s value in critically examining your own practice – as a mentor, as a educator, as a professional. In education, reflecting on how you’re doing in the classroom can help you take ownership of your teaching and identify areas for improvement. On the The Guardian Teacher’s blog, Jamie Thom explores strategies on: how to become […]
A good summary as to why reflective practice is important and how it can be improved is provided by the University of Kent: https://www.kent.ac.uk/learning/PDP-and-employability/pdp/reflective.html There are different models that can be used to structure reflective writing. Leeds Beckett University provides a useful overview of the most important ones: http://skillsforlearning.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/preview/content/models/01.shtml One model that provides a particular […]
One of our mentors has reflected on his mentoring practice by producing wonderful cup art:
Mentors have looked back at the last eight weeks: and produced a drawing based on their mentoring experience (one drawing per group). Plus, they chose a “key word” that summaries their experience.
A talk worth listening to for everyone working in a people profession – including mentors – and also those interested in qualitative research: Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability A talk that’s part of the TED Talk list of the most popular talks of all time.
These are some of the questions first years (your mentees) had when coming to uni for the first time: Do you remember what you thought/felt when attending your first lectures?
This year’s PMiP module has come to an end. Students – both mentors and mentees – have celebrated their achievements with a ‘goodbye party’. And each mentor and mentee brought an object that represented his/her mentoring experience. The final get-together was also an opportunity to look back – and reflect. These are some of the […]
This is a short reflection written by a peer mentor after 12 weeks of peer mentoring: It has been a wonderful few months getting to know the mentees as well as my new role as mentor. The pros far outweigh the cons of being a mentor. Some of the key points raised were, advice, being […]
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 […]
Peer mentors had the tricky task not to write about their peer mentoring experiences, but to draw what they had experienced with their mentees. Here you can see what they have produced: