Peer to Peer Mentorship Program
Supporting growth between peers
The Werklund Mentorship Program provides mentorship opportunities for students in our Bachelor of Education Program. Students are able to participate in the Peer to Peer Program, where final year students mentor students earlier in the program.
As a participant in the program, you will...
- Use individualized supports to help you connect, navigate, and progress as a pre-service teacher
- Develop lasting connections to peers as part of your broader professional network
As a mentor in the program, you will...
- Develop your leadership skills and development capacity
- Support your fellow teachers as they navigate their coursework and moving through their degree program
Program participation is recognized by the Co-Curricular Record and is part of the overall Experiential Learning programs.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply a variety of facilitation strategies to encourage discussion, generate ideas, and build consensus
- Apply a variety of leadership strategies to develop meaningful relationships with the program and its participants
- Apply a variety of mentorship strategies to support mentees’ personal, social, and academic goals
- Articulate how specific experiences contribute to their growth as an educator
- Evaluate successes and setbacks as part of ongoing professional development
- Navigate new challenges as an educator with the support and guidance of a mentor in a similar field
- Share and receive knowledge regarding teacher education and teaching practice
Being a mentor with the Peer to Peer Mentorship Program has helped me to develop skills and confidence as a leader. It was awesome to share experiences and learn with my mentee, all while building our friendship!
Gemma, Peer Mentor
As a mentor in this program, I have appreciated the opportunity to share my learning and experiences with a peer in a way that is flexible and low-stakes. I am glad that I have been able to share advice that would have been helpful to me in my first year and answer questions in a way that is meaningful and useful to my mentee.
Chelsea, Peer Mentor