The role of learning mentor is increasingly important role in many school settings. This course takes an in-depth look at the skills required to work effectively as a learning mentor in school. It also explores a range of mentoring programmes and interventions, and is suitable for professionals mentoring in a variety of educational contexts. During this course you will:
The role of learning mentor is increasingly important role in many school settings. This course takes an in-depth look at the skills required to work effectively as a learning mentor in school. It also explores a range of mentoring programmes and interventions, and is suitable for professionals mentoring in a variety of educational contexts.
During this course you will:
[testimonial company=”Mentoring Skills for Schools” author=”Claire Newell” image=”http://learning-curve.org/downloads/claire-newell-mentoring-ski.jpg”]This is an interesting and informative course, packed with useful practical ideas for work in school. It gave me the confidence I needed to go accept a new job as a mentor and then play a lead role in creating a full mentoring programme across 6 schools! My tutor, Mary, was fab all the way through – nothing too much trouble and always got back to me quickly. A real star![/testimonial]
Module 1: What is a Mentor? role of the mentor within school; aspects of the learning mentor role; exploring the mentor-mentee relationship – roles and responsibilities; roles of the mentor: teacher, coach, model, counsellor, adviser; introduction to some key theories; introduction to child development; theories about adolescence; self-esteem; the child in context; children and families; goals for mentoring; introduction to key skills; active listening; self awareness.
Module 2: Meeting Your First Mentee. Planning a mentoring programme to meet school/college needs; confidentiality and its limitations; ethical issues; boundaries; identifying mentee needs; goals and strategies for mentoring; identifying your mentee’s learning style; self awareness and emotional literacy for young people; the first meeting – creating the right conditions, establishing a working relationship with the young client, keeping records; behaviour issues for the learning mentor; managing behaviour; understanding referral; A-B-C approach to behaviour change; working with families.
Module 3: Understanding Children’s Problems. Understanding stress during childhood; stress management for children and young people; psychological issues – defining abnormal behaviour, identifying disorder, referral, ADHD, conduct disorder, understanding autistic spectrum disorders, depression in children; bullying; underachievement; identifying child abuse; promoting protective behaviours; dyslexia; dyspraxia; dyscalculia.
Module 4: Practical Approaches. Creative approaches; play therapy skills for mentoring; books and story-telling; goal-setting for mentees; motivation and inspiration: Understanding motivation, identifying mentees’ motivating factors, motivation in practice; groupwork; life skills: teaching more effective ways of relating to others, developing negotiation and leadership skills.
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