Welcome to Kit 4 Mentors!
'Kit 4 Mentors' provides an unconventional and thought-provoking approach to supporting learners in the workplace. Anyone who works with students, apprentices, or new recruits of any sort will benefit from the information shared here.
This online toolkit is a product of years of experience. Anthea has combined research into the experiences of mentors in healthcare with a varied career immersed in a variety of workplaces. With her extensive personal experience of facilitating work-based learning, Anthea brings a unique perspective on the challenges of helping people to learn on the job.
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The kit for mentors
How to use the website
There are four main areas for mentors. You can get into these areas via the links just above here, and via the main page navigation. There's no particular order in which to explore. You will probably find you are dipping in and out of various parts of the site as thoughts or challenges arise.
Managers play a key role in making sure mentors can do their work well and feel supported. In the pages about learning, personal feelings and looking after yourself, you'll find some tips for managers inserted in pertinent places. There is also a dedicated page for managers bringing together the tips for managers that are embedded in the pages of the kit.
You can see the latest blog entries just below here and access them all on the blog page
Should you practise mindfulness as a mentor? It seems the whole world has gone mindfulness-mad! Schools are jumping on the mindfulness bandwagon with projects aimed at training staff to deliver mindfulness sessions to staff and students. The National Institute for Health…
I get the impression that mentors are reluctant to ask for feedback from their mentees. A few years back, I carefully prepared a feedback sheet designed for mentors to give their mentees. I also suggested that mentors could use the…