Mentoring is an essential part in the life of a student…whether they be in schools or colleges.
Why do we need mentors??
Or why should we mentor??
Or how do we mentor students??
Make students better mentors or leaders by enabling them to relate to different kinds of people and their opinions.
Quality mentoring greatly encourages and motivates students!!
CUBE has mentors and many cubists who are being mentored.
Who are these mentors in CUBE??
Fresh cubists come to CUBE for the first time.
They are mentored by cubists who have already been there for some time…
These cubists who might be having just a week or may be a month experience would be the mentors for these fresh cubists!!
So here both are being trained equally.
Its just that the mentor has a bit more experience.
Another thing to be kept in mind is that we cant completely rely on these mentors.
At the same time, these mentors are not supposed to tell everything to the fresh cubists but the basic information must be shared…
Why is it that the mentors should not tell everything to the fresh students??
Giving every information to these cubists or students would be like spoon feeding which is more or less what happens in our classrooms!!
Then what is different or unique in CUBE??
CUBE itself is Collaboratively Understanding Biological Education!!
Which means the person who is mentoring and the person being mentored is in the process of learning.
Never rely on your mentor or each other …
But then try to find out why is it??? what evidences do we have if we are questioned??? Do we have references to give evidences??
Mentors should guide the fresh cubists in what they have to do…and let them or make them do everything so that they also get a practice or the practical knowledge required!!!
Allow them to address different questions and find answers to it on their own and then discuss it with everyone!!
This is how mentoring should be done.
Learn things through your own experiences and self gained knowledge.
But then dont keep this knowledge with yourself.
Share it with everyone