Last Updated on November 17, 2017
Mentorship is vital for our growth and development in life, as proven by cases both inside and beyond the classroom. From historic mentorship examples to the latest mentorship programs launched by schools recently, in this week’s roundup we take a closer look at the reason and success behind mentorship.
A look at how Western Governors University saw a 10% increase in graduation rates and George Mason University saw a 15% jump, after both universities began connecting students with mentors. (Education Dive)
How one school in Australia inspires their students to try new things, by connecting them with other classman. In this Coogee school, their “News by a Senior” program encourages senior students share their stories, passions and interests with kindergarten students. (Telegraph)
History has shown us that behind every great mentor, there is an even greater one; from Plato mentor to Aristotle, George Mason mentor to Thomas Jefferson or Bing Crosby mentor to Frank Sinatra. Let’s explore how the mentorship relationship profoundly transforms not only the way we view our careers, but our lives as a whole.
“Going forward, student agency must become the norm, not the exception. We must find ways to focus instructional pedagogy on higher-order skills and problem solving so that anytime, anywhere learning can become a realistic possibility for today’s ‘Netflix generation’ of students.” (eSchool News)
What when a top international school was asked their philosophy on education and mentorship, the answer was simple: “diversity and guidance.” The principal of the American International School of Cyprus (ASIC) expands on this, explaining how connecting their students with role models from different backgrounds has resulted in their daring to dream bigger.
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