Education 225, Step by Step Advice

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Approach and Attitude: Ideas Behind Being an Impactful Mentor

Alison Crawford

This essay talks about ideas for improvement as a mentor using as example the Empowering Learners Partnerships.

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The Ultimate Cross-Cultural Mentoring Partnership Challenge

by Grace Kung 

"In this section of the Handbook, I will explore the inner conflict student mentors may face when working with adult learners.  This chapter offers student mentors a suggested step-by-step guide for how to handle emotional struggles arising in a cross-cultural mentoring partnership." 

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The Importance of Engaging Students’ Interest in their Learning

by Akua Peprah

A mentor is more effective in teaching when he/she manages to incorporate students' interests in the lectures. 

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Unconscious and Uncomfortable Learning

 by Catherine Curry

Learning goes beyond its traditional meaning - learning happens also when the mentor find itself in an uncomfortable or confusing situation. The author draws on persona experience from Bryn Mawr's Praxis program.

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On negotiating difference: When your goals and the learner’s goals collide

by Alexandra Martinez

The question in this essay is - when should a mentor try to push a learner to study more than he or she desires?

 

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Framing Differences, Systems, and Assumptions in the TLI

by Melinda Canter

This essay tackles outside issues that can challenge mentoring partnerships like TLI.

 

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Turning to the Handbook: Can Extra-Classroom Teaching and Learning Take Place in the Classroom?

by Ben Green

Ben's reflection has a "before and after" organization, and talks about creating a mentor-mentee relationship.

 

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Documentation in Community Learning

by Becky Miller

The essay talks about tutoring in the position of a peer writing consultant by employing the example of Bryn Mawr's Writing Center.

 

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Are School Systems and Curriculum Units Failing to Promote Learning that is Greater than Just a Reach for a Passing Grade?

by Elizabeth Koelmel

A strong paper on a prevalent trend throughout schools: many students learn to get the passing grade. How can the learning process be empowered to signify more than just grades?

 

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Inspiring Adult Learners: Validating the Intangible Benefits

by Ariel J Puleo

"This chapter will focus on two contrasting approaches to learning that, while having the same ultimate reason to learn, are problematic either in their method or inspiration behind attaining that goal."

 

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