Mentoring is a Verb: Strategies for Improving College and Career Readiness (Hardback)Russ Olwell (author)
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This accessible guide offers school leaders a wealth of strategies to foster a culture where educators engage with young people to encourage college readiness and career success. Based in research and best practices, Mentoring is a Verb explains how to build effective mentoring programs as well as encourage educators to individually mentor students. Olwell breaks down the key elements it takes to forge lasting relationships with students and addresses ways to connect to at-risk students. Packed with actionable steps, this book gives you the tools to help your students set high expectations and goals, recognize and address barriers to success, plan for the future, and reach their post-graduation aspirations.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"Mentoring is a Verb provides a thoughtful, straightforward approach to working with youth. Olwell's understanding and compassion is evident in the `real-world' descriptions of the obstacles faced, as well in as strategies to address them. This book emphasizes the importance of helping young people engage/re-engage with and move toward valuing their education. I am excited to use this book to lend structure and greater intention to my experience in the training of our peer and professional mentors."
-Mark A. Jackson, Director of APEX Scholars, Wayne State University
"As the knowledge economy continues to grow and the options for post-secondary education flourish in the United States, it is increasingly critical that educators have strong resources to guide their thinking. Preparing young students for jobs that have not yet been created requires informed educators to mentor and guide students for the challenges they will face in the post-secondary setting. This is an active process that we must engage students in, and this resource is critical to educators providing young people with an informed response to their needs."
--Richard Vandermolen, Principal of Central High School, MI
"Mentoring is a Verb provides practical, hands-on, thought-provoking activities that will enhance any mentorship program. The reflection questions throughout the chapters help you look at your own hang-ups before having a conversation with the mentee."
--Nicolette Lesniak, MiddleWeb, middleweb.com