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Monday, February 13, 2006

Top 10 Characteristics and Activities of Mentors

This blog is for blogging mentors of students in my classes. I am atrying to put together a list of guidelines to concretize exactly what it is a blog mentor does.

This article helped to give my musing some focus. Adapted for the context of blog mentoring my students ....

Top 10 List of The Characteristics and Activities of Mentoring
1. Mentor-protege relationships grow out of voluntary interaction.

2. The mentor-protege relationship has a life cycle: introduction; mutual trust-building; teaching of risk-taking, communication, and study skills; transfer of educational confidence; and dissolution.

3. People become mentors to pass down information to the next generation.

4. Mentors encourage proteges in setting and attaining short- and long-term goals.

5. Mentors guide academically and personally. Mentors teach proteges skills necessary to survive high school and promote advancement to post secondary education.

6. Mentors protect proteges from major mistakes by sharing their own past experiences.

7. Mentors provide opportunities for proteges to observe and participate in their learning.

8. Mentors are role models.

9. Mentors support proteges academically and personally.

10. Mentor-protege relationships end amiably.