Mentoring Matters: A Toolkit for Organizing and Operating Student Advisory Programs (Hardback)
  • Mentoring Matters: A Toolkit for Organizing and Operating Student Advisory Programs (Hardback)

Mentoring Matters: A Toolkit for Organizing and Operating Student Advisory Programs (Hardback)

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Hardback 110 Pages / Published: 16/01/2011
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As schools are trying to connect with their students and assure that every student has an adult mentor in the building, the need for school-based mentoring programs could not be greater. When creating our school district's mentoring programs, we could not find age-appropriate, current, user-friendly mentoring lessons. With limited financial and human resources, schools are searching for a practical, innovative, and trial-tested resource. Here it is! Mentoring Matters is the action plan with all the resources necessary to launch a school-based mentoring program. The forty-five thirty-minute lessons will serve as the foundation of your mentoring program. From Facebook to bullying to teenage stressors, we cover it all. We live it with you everyday! We have eliminated all the hurdles and obstacles and created a handbook for mentoring success.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781607099390
Number of pages: 110
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 246 x 163 x 15 mm

Mark Benigni and Sheryll Petrosky get to the heart of what it takes to improve school climate in Mentoring Matters. This book is a great "How To" manual for implementing a program to personalize the high school experience for all students by building real connections among students and staff through a carefully crafted set of experiences. -- Jerald P. Fine, district-wide positive behavior intervention support coach
Providing our students time for mentoring was easy, however, providing our students and teachers with lesson plans was difficult. We have researched mentoring lesson plans to no avail. High school administrators and advisory mentors have been looking for simple, easy-to-implement lessons that provide students with topics of interest. This book will be a valuable tool for all high schools that have mentoring programs. -- Donna Adduci Mik, High School Principal
What is remarkable about this handbook is that it is so easy to use in creating an efficacious and meaningful mentoring program. The policy impacts of school-based mentoring are all positive when implementation is facilitated through tools like Mentoring Matters. This handbook will help guarantee eager buy-in from all educators. -- Thomas P. Gaffey, Connecticut state senator and senate chairman of the education committee
Mentoring Matters is an excellent addition to the growing body of hands-on resources for student mentoring and student advisory programs. The ready-to-use lessons will help any school get their advisory program off the ground with meaningful and engaging activities in the first year, providing the school with time to flesh out their programming for ensuing years. The activities and scenarios are easy to execute and spot-on: respect, community-building, leadership skills, communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, adapting to change. Any school that wants to help its students negotiate the garmented and impersonal structure known as high school and help kids make meaning out of their school experience will find this book to be a valuable start-up tool. -- Scott Brown, Ph.D, secondary school consultant
As a Board president, I believe that Mentoring Matters is a must-have resource for any school system committed to providing their students the skills of school-based mentoring. As a high school social worker, I believe that every student needs to establish a strong connection to a positive adult role model. This book provides the actual lessons required to prepare staff to be that mentor while establishing methods that personalize the learning environment to ensure the fostering of positive relationships between students and staff. -- Mark A. Hughes, MSW, board of education president and high school social worker
Mentoring Matters is a practical guide for teachers that I would highly recommend. I have found myself using the easy-to-use lessons to initiate conversations with students about a variety of topics. By providing students with an opportunity to meet in small mentoring groups they have developed meaningful relationships that are impacting their grades and willingness to seek support when needed. This is a tool that every teacher in every school should be using! -- Maureen Moylan, nontraditional educational training program director

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