Why do we need mentors in the student blogging challenge? When I first began the challenge back in 2008, there was only about 200 students taking part and I could visit each of them three times over the ten week period.
But in the last challenge, there was over 1300 students and there was no way I could visit them often, so in 2010 I started asking people in education to mentor a small group 20-30 students over the ten week period of September to November.
If you register to be a mentor, please keep checking back on this post as I will allocate the students to you and mention in a reply who you will be visiting. I will also send you an email reminding you about checking this post early in the challenge.
As soon as students start registering, I will allocate mentors so please keep checking out the student participant’s page in the main header above to find out who you are mentoring.
Who can be a mentor?
- classroom teacher or homeschool teacher
- principal or senior staff or faculty members
- trainee teachers
- students who have taken part in at least two sets of previous challenges
- educational coaches or trainers
- regular blogger about educational matters
What do you do if you are a mentor?
- Visit your allocated student blogs at least three times throughout the challenge
- Leave comments on posts written by the students
- Continue conversations in the comments
- Remind them about visiting the main blogging challenge page each week
- contact me by email or a comment if having concerns or problems (contact is on right sidebar)
So you have read the above and have decided you have the time to visit the student blogs, now it is time to register.
In a comment below, mention the following in any order:
- A short bio of yourself including some interests
- Link to your own blog, especially a class blog or your personal blog
- Age group you would like to mentor
Original image: ‘My little helper‘