Surveys, surveys, surveys! Let’s talk about surveys 🤪 Each of your mentees has an Intentional Mentoring survey in their inbox from me. However, so far only one mentee has taken it. The feedback we get from mentees helps to inform our practices and decision making. Could you do us a favor and help them locate the survey and then make sure that they take it? We’d REALLY appreciate it! I’ll be sending it to them again, just in case they deleted the first one.
➡️ Also, you all received a survey asking about your preference for a Winter Activity Box. Thank you to those of you who have already filled it out! We’d be thrilled if the rest of you filled it out ASAP! The sooner we have your responses, the sooner we can start putting kits together! Here’s the link: Winter Activity Box Survey
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Challenge for the week:
For November, the challenges will center around the theme of Giving Thanks. This week’s challenge is to shout out your gratitude! One of the “loudest” ways your mentee can do this is through social media. If your mentee has an account, help them post, tweet or snap their gratitude to someone. Talk about who or what they’re grateful for, and why, and then encourage them to be specific in shouting that out. If your mentee doesn’t have an account, think about using yours. Either you can model shouting out or you could even shout out to your mentee!
Another challenge for this week is to talk to your mentee about what they do for Thanksgiving. Get to know their family’s traditions and what Thanksgiving is like in their world. As you’re engaging with your mentee, be sure to talk, listen, share and learn together!
BONUS CHALLENGE: There are numerous studies touting the benefits of practicing gratitude. Therefore, not wanting to ignore the experts and in keeping with the theme for the month, the bonus challenge for November is to give thanks daily. You might even try sending your mentee a text each day telling them what you’re thankful for that day and then asking them to share what they’re thankful for that day. Or, maybe you and your mentee start daily gratitude journals and hold each other accountable to filling them out daily. Find a way to give thanks and be grateful on a daily basis!
TIP of the WEEK: Stress, from any source, changes the structure and processes of the brain. Constant stress without relief, such as from living in poverty, increases the baseline resting stress of a person, lowers the immune system and, therefore, increases health and emotional issues. The good news is that the brain is capable of change! ~Taken from www.nea.org Teaching Children from Poverty and Trauma.
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Mentor Coaching Group Meeting Dates:
ASHLEY: Monday, November 29th 6:30 – 7:30 firstname.lastname@example.org
RYAN: Monday, November 1st 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ryan@intentionalmentoringmadison.org
Upcoming Events to Note
- FREE Virtual Performing Arts events!
- Urban League of Greater Madison events and opportunities!!
- There are a lot of cool and FREE events at the Dream Bank on E. Washington St.. Check out the AmFam Dream Bank site for more info and to register.
- For a listing of local events checkout www.MadisonWithKids.com
- Free Library Events/Activities: Fitchburg Events Calendar Madison Events Calendar
- For Orchard Ridge events check Orchard Ridge Calendar
- For Toki events check Toki Calendar
- For Sennett events check Sennett Calendar
- For Cherokee events check Cherokee Calendar
- For Blackhawk events check Blackhawk Calendar
- For JMM HS events check Memorial HS Calendar
- For West HS events check West HS Calendar
- For La Follette HS events check La Follette Calendar
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All the best,