Guidelines and Recommendations:
what do you think so far? Are you ready to start a Telementoring Project in your
class? Before you do, keep in mind the following:
Finally, as with any project involving students and adults,
consider the following
Internet Safety Note:
| Telementoring Projects
are often seen as interactions only between mentors and students.
However, your role as the teacher is key to the success of the project. As
the teacher, you must implement the project as well as facilitate and supervise many
of the lessons.
|It is highly recommended that you participate in a well organized professional
Telementoring Project to begin with. Successful telementoring projects are challenging
to develop and even more challenging to maintain. The last thing
you want is to have a student connect with a mentor in a meaningful way
only to have that mentor or student drop out or act inappropriately.
SAFETY NOTE: As with Ask-an-Expert Projects, students should
NEVER be allowed to meet or visit their mentor unless it is part of a supervised
activity. Students should be told this before the project is started
and it should be repeated while the project is taking place. This advice would be the same when interacting with any stranger
with OR without the Internet.