Mentoring: The Gift of Validation

This short film explores a fundamental ingredient of learning and human potential: mentoring. Its potential is arguably even more pronounced today because of our ability to connect with others who share our interests through the internet and social media. The film asks:

‘Might we all have the opportunity to mentor another?’


‘How powerful is a single moment of validation to a young imagination?’


‘Might your influence travel further than you might imagine?’


’Teacher or not, might you have a part to play in the education of another?’

The interview subject is Brother Mike, YouMedia coordinator and lead mentor for the Digital Youth Network. It is part of a series of films on connected learning, including:


’Essence


’Engaged


’Everyone


’Play


’Creative

Connected Learning: ‘MENTOR’ from DML Research Hub on Vimeo.

To participate in weekly webinars on connected learning, visit: connectedlearning.tv.

To learn more about ongoing research into connected learning, check out: clrn.dmlhub.net.

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