Commentary: Mentoring Can Be a Powerful Force in Kids’ Lives. Here Are 3 Ways Mentorships Benefit Students — and 3 Benefits for Teachers [the74million.org]

 

Mentorship in middle and high school has the power to impact the course of students’ academic and personal life trajectories. Human connection built on trust is the glue that binds students’ academic and personal lives and helps them make sense of their futures; it’s also the reason that most teachers enter education in the first place.

One of three foundational components of the Summit Learning experience, 1:1 mentorship allows all students the chance to meet with a dedicated teacher or school leader weekly as part of their academic and personal development.

“With Summit, every child is mentored weekly … they have time with their teacher, and they are met where they’re at, which allows them to have that authentic dialogue,” says Principal Norma Penny with the Pasadena Independent School District (PISD) in Texas, which has implemented the Summit Learning Program in 23 schools districtwide.

[For more on this story by LAUREN FAGELLA, go to https://www.the74million.org/a...efits-for-teachers/?]

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