We All Need Someone to Lean On

It’s tough teaching from home these days.

Especially being away from colleagues for the daily lunch room give-and-take of ideas. We’re all relearning the art of teaching right now, and making our own best judgements on what will work and what won’t –  what may be good for that goose, but not for this gander.

 

In this Sept. 8, 2020 article from Lori Schwartz Reichl (NAfME), you’ll get some advice on best approaches for reaching out and being an effective mentee. If you’re teaching by virtual classroom, check your employer’s guidelines for allowing non-class members to ‘visit’ your Google classroom as an invisible guest. This might be a way to have someone other than an administrator observe – someone who knows and understands your field.

 

If this is an option, then consider the advice given here before making the bold step of committing themselves to take you on as a mentee.

5 Skills of an Engaged and Enthusiastic Mente