Relational Intelligence for Better Mentoring

Increase Your “Relational Intelligence”

Learn how relationships lead to engagement and engagement makes learning happen– with your students and the teachers you mentor.

In this interactive workshop,

Explore the relational model of development. Go beyond the Eriksonian, individualistic models. Apply the Relational-Cultural Model to your mentoring work. See how it helps you set goals both you and your mentee feel excited about. Use it to analyze difficulties in mentoring real people in the real world.

Discover the relational web that exists in your classroom, and your mentee’s classroom. Specific techniques for using that web to support learning.

Learn to transform relationships from disruptive to constructive ones that foster inquiry and cooperative learning.

Experiment together with connection-making activities for your students.

Analyze the challenges of curricula that assume high levels of teaching skills—and how to help a new teacher succeed with them.

Brainstorm together about the challenges of mentoring and how you can meet them. Draw on the relational model to help you problem-solve these.

Develop your own relational map of your work as you mentor — where are the obstacles, where are the strong connections. Using a visual model, Relational Mapping™, understand your mentor’s connections with her students and the students’ connections and disconnections with each other. Learn how these impact academic learning, and social emotional learning.

Learn from clinical psychologist Georgia Sassen, Ph.D. Dr. Sassen has taught at the Jean Baker Miller Institute at the Stone Center, Wellesley College; Clark University and Smith College School for Social Work. She has developed awrd winning programs for teachers and students over the past eight years at Building Resilience in Kids and Science Clubs for Girls.

E-mail BRIK for more information.