At your next mentoring session, please have your mentee complete this survey. You can assure them that you will not see the results so they are able to answer honestly. It should only take a couple minutes and helps Intentional Mentoring gather data. Your coach will be in touch if we haven’t received it from your mentee in the next couple weeks.
Weekly Training Resource
This section is to remind you that mentors do 5 hours of training this year to continue to grow as a mentor. You may choose from any of the resources on the training spreadsheet. Highlighting a resource each week in this email is to allow you to just click and go.
This weeks training resource is one of the initial required trainings, about race and equity.
How does this help me in my mentoring relationship? New mentors should watch all four trainings before starting mentoring. If you haven’t watched it in a while, it would be good to watch again to see what new aspects are relevant to your relationships.
Don’t forget to fill out the response form after completing each training.
Activity Idea 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!
Tip of the Week
Students living in poverty often live in an environment where the rate of discouraging words is higher than the rate of encouraging words due to the stress their parents/guardians are often under or because of their parents/guardians own personal trauma. For this reason, it’s important to consider how you’re flipping that ratio during the time you’re spending with your mentee. ~Taken from www.nea.org Teaching Children from Poverty and Trauma.
We love seeing photos of you and your mentee spending time together! Please share them with us via your coach or using the hashtag #intentionalmentoringmadison
Mentor Coaching Group Meeting Dates
VAL: Monday, November 28th 6:30 – 7:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
RYAN: Monday, December 5th 5:30 – 6:30pm email@example.com
Upcoming Events to Note
- 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.
- 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 Memorial HS events check Memorial HS Calendar
- For West HS events check West HS Calendar
- For La Follette HS events check La Follette Calendar
If you have a change in personal information (phone/address/email) please respond to this email or notify your mentor coach ASAP.
All the best,