Mentoring is an activity most young people don’t engage in as they don’t view themselves as credible enough to mentor peers. The truth is, everyone’s an expert in what has worked for them; therefore everyone has valuable insight to share. Our students need to have classmates and peers who are willing to help develop, coach, and mentor one another to fuel growth.
- Your students will engage in a rep-based exercise getting into the habit of mentoring others
- Your students will gain the confidence needed to more intentionally mentor others
- Your students will recognize the value their peers can offer in mentorship and the importance of receiving their mentorship
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Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- What do mentors share?
- Everyone is an expert in _____________?
- We always have something to share that can ________?
Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.
Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.
- Question: What does Speed Mentoring teach us about the importance of sharing the things we know?
- Reflection: Who are the individuals you credit your success to?
- Action: Identify a classmate who you can mentor for the rest of the school year. What are some things you could do to help them grow?
Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students.