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e-Job: Student Mentor, Special Education – Western Governors University

WGU Student Mentors serve a critical advising and support role for student success. Student mentors do not teach courses, rather, they are their students’ primary source of information about academic program operation, and about the policies and procedures of the university. Student mentors counsel their assigned students in understanding expectations and overcoming obstacles to ensure success. The student mentor is responsible for providing highly engaged, student centered support to a caseload of undergraduate or graduate students. Student mentoring requires significant contact via phone but also includes email, web camera interaction, and the potential for instant messaging and alternate forms of connection.

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

WGU offers a competency based model supported by student mentors who work online from home.  Intense work!

Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

When I teach workshops about designing the flipped classroom, I always encourage faculty to think carefully about the first five minutes of class. In my lesson plan template, one of the first tasks we discuss when planning in-class time is to prepare what I call a “focusing activity.”

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

A routine of instant focus helps maximise every minute you have with your students. When they are with you in class Carpe Diem!

From Teacher to Techie » Connections Article

Like Knutson, teachers who think about transitioning into the fast-growing world of ed tech bring important subject-matter expertise to the table. But that’s not the only thing needed to succeed in StartupLand. We asked Knutson to share suggestions for how teachers can prepare for this kind of career change. Her tips:

Source: www.milkeneducatorawards.org

The Milken Family Foundation helped me launch my online career.  It’s great to see what Milken Educators are up to!