Student Mentoring

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Student Well-Being Opinion City Year CEO on Supporting Students Through the Pandemic
Rick Hess speaks with City Year CEO Jim Balfanz on how members serve as "student-success coaches," even amidst the pandemic.
Rick Hess, March 31, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion What Your Students Will Remember About You
The best teachers care about students unconditionally but, at the same time, ask them to do things they can’t yet do.
Angela Duckworth, January 6, 2021
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Student Well-Being How to Build Relationships With Students During COVID-19
The beginning of the semester is a crucial time to bridge social distances to form the personal connections that students will need to sustain them academically and emotionally.
Arianna Prothero, September 2, 2020
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Student Well-Being Explainer Teaching Social-Emotional Skills Amid COVID-19
There are ways to attend to students’ social-emotional growth even when they are learning remotely or sitting in a classroom six feet apart.
September 2, 2020
3 min read
Student Well-Being Want to Improve Math Teaching? Try Coaching the Coaches
An instructional program in Tennessee uses a continuous-improvement process to try to help math coaches do their jobs better.
Madeline Will, June 12, 2018
6 min read
Instructional Coach Diane Caldwell (center) meets with the school's biology professional learning community.
Instructional Coach Diane Caldwell (center) meets with the school's biology professional learning community.
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School & District Management Opinion A School-Improvement Guidebook: Cultivate Trust
Teachers benefit from feedback and support that isn’t tied to professional evaluations, writes instructional coach Diane Caldwell.
Diane Caldwell, June 11, 2018
4 min read
To establish a culture of continuous improvement, teachers need the space to take risks
Assistant Principal Maggie Norris tackles paperwork at her desk.
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School & District Management Opinion A School-Improvement Guidebook: Build Partnerships
To establish a culture of continuous improvement, teachers need the space to be vulnerable, explains assistant principal Maggie Norris.
Maggie Norris, June 11, 2018
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With her PLC and an instructional coach, one teacher can “focus on making things better”
Biology teacher Emily Moyes works with students in her classroom.
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School & District Management Opinion A School-Improvement Guidebook: Embrace Honest Feedback
Emily Moyes reflects on how working with a trusted PLC and instructional coach has helped her become a better teacher.
Emily Moyes, June 11, 2018
4 min read
How a new instructional coach found her footing
Instructional coaches Sarah Menn (left) and Diane Caldwell (right) consult with one another in Menn's office.
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Student Well-Being Opinion A School-Improvement Guidebook: Ask for Help
Switching from the classroom to instructional coaching doesn’t happen overnight. Sarah Menn explains how she found her footing.
Sarah Menn, June 11, 2018
4 min read
Benson Tech High School junior Major Jimmerson learns about the surveying as a career during a summer session of the PACE mentoring program. Run jointly by the district and local leaders in the building trades, the program exposes students to careers in plumbing, air conditioning, carpentry, and electrical fields.
Benson Tech High School junior Major Jimmerson learns about the surveying as a career during a summer session of the PACE mentoring program. Run jointly by the district and local leaders in the building trades, the program exposes students to careers in plumbing, air conditioning, carpentry, and electrical fields.
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College & Workforce Readiness After-School Programs Enter Career-Tech Space
A pair of after-school programs in Portland offer high school students a glimpse of what it's like to work in building design and construction.
Marva Hinton, June 5, 2018
6 min read
A geographic information system analysis of teachers’ daily work habits shows how two different teachers might interact during the course of the day on the way to common areas like the photocopier or the principal’s office.
A geographic information system analysis of teachers’ daily work habits shows how two different teachers might interact during the course of the day on the way to common areas like the photocopier or the principal’s office.
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Student Well-Being In Schools, Classroom Proximity Breeds Teacher Collaboration
New research findings suggest that one way to help teachers collaborate and learn from one another is to make sure their classrooms are just steps away from those of other teachers.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 9, 2018
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Student Well-Being Video For Students and Their Mentors, Learning Goes Both Ways
In school-based mentoring, finding the right match between mentors and students is crucial, schools say. Education Week asked some mentor-mentee pairs from Denton, Texas, to talk about what makes their relationships work and what they’ve learned from their time together.
October 19, 2017
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Students at Greene Central High School in Snow Hill, N.C., play a game during a field day event last month, when new freshmen met their junior and senior mentors who’ll help them navigate the complexities of their first year in high school.
Students at Greene Central High School in Snow Hill, N.C., play a game during a field day event last month, when new freshmen met their junior and senior mentors who’ll help them navigate the complexities of their first year in high school.
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Student Well-Being To Fill a 'Mentoring Gap,' Schools Get Creative
Mentors can be powerful sources of support for students, but it's not easy to recruit and retain volunteers for the long haul.
Evie Blad, October 17, 2017
8 min read
Nicole Ellzey, a housekeeper at the International House Hotel in New Orleans, meets with Gary Briggs, who advises her on how to support her two sons in school. Briggs, a former teacher who works for EdNavigator, comes to the hotel regularly to meet with employees who are using the nonprofit’s services. Ellzey said Briggs helped her identify problems her oldest son was having in school and how best to approach his teachers.
Nicole Ellzey, a housekeeper at the International House Hotel in New Orleans, meets with Gary Briggs, who advises her on how to support her two sons in school. Briggs, a former teacher who works for EdNavigator, comes to the hotel regularly to meet with employees who are using the nonprofit’s services. Ellzey said Briggs helped her identify problems her oldest son was having in school and how best to approach his teachers.
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Student Well-Being Expert Advice on Schools Is a New Kind of Employee Perk
A nonprofit works with employers to provide lower-income parents with advice and support for their children's education.
Francisco Vara-Orta, October 17, 2017
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