It’s that time of year when students are finalising their studies. I am extremely fortunate to be an external mentor for students every year. As part of my reflections on my support I send out a questionnaire. If you have secured a place on the EYTS at either the University of Sussex or the University of Brighton, I am available for September 2020. I will only be able to support 3 students for the forthcoming year.
Here is some lovely feedback
Q Did I provide appropriate challenge to enable you to reflect on your practice?
Yes, you inspired us all, and opened up lots of interesting avenues for me to explore, that I am still exploring, and guided me expertly in my ‘learning journey’.
Q Did I provide you with support and / or model practice in planning, teaching, understanding behaviour and assessment? If so what was most helpful in developing your practice?
Yes, the most helpful was your advice and help around managing conflict.
Q Were my observations accurate and did they provide constructive feedback to deepen your pedagogical knowledge?
Yes. My pedagogy has developed beyond my imaginings with your help and support. The general trajectory’s been from a very individualised understanding, to an increasingly relational perspective, and I continue learn and deepen my understanding.
Thank you so much
Sarah ? University of Sussex MA in Early Years Education with EYTS
It’s a honour and a privilege to provide external mentoring and allows me to continue to learn too!