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Peer Mentor Handbook & Resources

Peer Mentor Handbook

Appendix A - Adjustment to College

Appendix A2 - W Curve

Appendix B - Program Planning Checklist

Appendix C - Calendar of Common Student Issues by Month

Appendix D - Blank Weekly Schedule

Appendix E - Learning Communities Socio-Gram Activity

Resource List

Icebreakers and Teambuilders

Force Field Analysis

Peer Mentor Resource Manual

Mentor Resource Manual (PDF)

Mentor Messenger Newsletter Archive

Online Resources: August 2011
Building Community among Your Learning Teams: September 2011
Helping Your Students Manage Midterm Test Anxiety: October 2011
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle for Peak Academic Performance: November 2011

Best Practices for Kicking-Off the Fall Semester: August 2010
Communicating with Mentees: September 2010
Providing Academic Support for Your Learning Community: October 2010
An Online Community for LC Peer Mentors: November 2010

Thank you!: May 2010
Top 10 Ways a Leader Can Be Like a Superhero: April 2010
Connecting Through Common Reading: March 2010
Tips for Engaging Faculty in Your Learning Community: February 2010
Getting Your Students Involved with LC Activities: November 2009
Coping Skills for You and Your Mentees: October 2009
Preserving a Professional Relationship with Your Mentees: September 2009
Building Community on a Budget: August 2009

Taking Time to Reflect on Your Experience as a Peer Mentor: March 2009

Maintaining LC Participation: February 2009

5 Ways to Show Your Mentees that you are...: January 2009
Highlighting Mentoring Experiences on Your Resume: November 2008
Balancing Work and Academic Responsibilities: October 2008
Inspiring Your Learnign Community Students to Be Leaders: September 2008
New On-Going Training and Support for Peer Mentors: August 2008

Helping Your Mentees to Improve in the New Year: January 2008
Keeping Your Students Involved with the Learning Community: November 2007
Maintaining Personal Boundaries Between You and Your Mentees: October 2007
Making Wise Choices while Walking the Web: September 2007
Great Ways to Jumpstart Your Learning Community This Fall: July 2007

Spring Fever Making You Lazy?: April 2006
Peer Mentor Celebration: March 2006
Collaborative Learning: January 2006
Exemplary Mentor Awards: November 2005
Mentors Can Play a Critical Role Helping Students Respond to Midterms: October 2005

Peer Mentors Kick Off Fall Semester at Training Sessions: September 2005