Lesson Category: Equip

Equip

Although mentoring has been around for a long time, it is only since the 1980s when it has been studied and the associated research can be used to adopt a more scientific and evidence informed approach. These online courses build upon this research so that mentors can distinguish between effective practice and mentoring that is …

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An open door approach

Following your first couple of meetings with Bill he invites you to observe one of his mentoring sessions so that you can assess the progress he is making. You are really pleased with how Bill is embracing your support and see this as an excellent opportunity to build on the work you’ve done so far. …

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Tarantinoed

Your next call with Winston reminded you of a scene from one of your favourite films, Pulp Fiction. Winston probed deeper and deeper to try and understand what has stopped you from closing the gap from your present life to where you want your life to be. His questioning discovered a limiting belief that you …

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Health Mentoring – an upstream and holistic solution

Whilst “Googling” school-based mentoring programmes, Miriam came across the work of Evolve: A Social Impact Company. This organisation places Health Mentors in schools throughout England and Wales to help remove learning barriers that stop students from progressing. Miriam likes their approach to holistic wellbeing and how they focus on students’ physical and emotional health to …

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Motivation and learning

Aaliyah responded well to the self determination model you shared with her and your discussion that followed. However, she is now even more determined than before to focus on graphic design by getting an apprenticeship rather than going to university. Although you sympathise, your mentoring objective is to help Aaliyah to get the best grades …

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The science of addiction

Having agreed to work with Jess, Shaz and Indi, you did not feel that your first meeting was very effective. You met them as a group and they were very dismissive of your suggestion that they were addicted to Instagram. In fact, they joked that you are out of touch because you are not on …

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Tipping the scales

Understanding the science of resilience is important for your mentoring practice but being able to apply it may be even more important. You know that building resilience is a complex system that includes internal predispositions and external experiences. However, you are still unsure about the best ways to promote protective experiences for Zach and develop …

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