Be Challenged: The importance of compassion in mentoring:
This month, we’re sharing some ways that you can show compassion to your student. It starts with humility. Because true humility will naturally show itself in acts of compassion.
Another important way that you can show compassion is by choosing to see the value in your student. Think about it…when you see your student, what do you see? Seeing the value of a person often means that we choose to look beyond what they look like now and see who they can be later. Your role as a mentor is not to try and fix your student’s problems, but to walk alongside them with compassion.
Bottom line…seeing your student’s value will lead you to show them more compassion.
-Jason Matthews, BTO Mentor Coach
Nancy provides the critical backbone of labor, coordination and communication for Partners for Schools. She understands the heart beat and passion of our school leaders and teachers. “After raising our 4 kids, I know it just does not stop there. It really takes many individuals and a community to support kids, families and schools, and I love connecting the critical dots. Every child can benefit from a caring adult mentor”