Monthly Archives: November 2010

Teaching Perspective: Elaine Jardon

Elaine Jardon is a Secondary Language Arts Teacher at USD 501, Topeka Public Schools in Topeka, Kansas, where she teaches 9th- and 11th-grade English, helping English Language Learners and striving readers using inquiry-based methods, incorporating new technologies and any tools … Continue reading

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Teaching Perspective: Jenny Prichard

Jenny Prichard has been an educator for more than 27 years. Always searching for ways her students can increase their personal traction in school, in academic studies and in life, she recently began a project using mentors provided by the … Continue reading

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Teaching Perspective: Tiffany Pryor

Tiffany Pryor is a teacher, the Fine Arts Department Chairperson and NEA-Topeka Building representative at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. What does she think about how students might increase their personal traction? For one,¬†she is currently working on … Continue reading

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3 Great Questions Every Student Needs to Ask Themselves

by David Neils Mentors can dramatically increase the chances of a student pursuing his or her interests successfully by guiding the student in three primary areas, each area including a driving question (students can ask themselves these questions as well). … Continue reading

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8 Questions Every Student Should Ask Their Mentor

by David Neils From experience gleaned in helping more than 40,000 students connect with a mentor, here are eight excellent career planning questions that a student can use in talking with their mentor: 1 What type of work are you … Continue reading

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