Strong for Mentoring Students

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Teachers can learn seven critical communication skills
that will allow them to really connect with their students,
be a game-changer in the students’ lives,
and have a lasting, positive impact.

Teachers want their students to master the subject matter.


Teachers also have the potential to develop a mentor relationship with students and have an impact in their lives beyond the classroom.


Strong for Mentoring Students

But it isn't easy to connect with young people. It takes special communication skills, and most teachers haven't had training in these skills. This deficit limits their potential for creating high-impact relationships.


Strong for Mentoring Students is a self-paced, self-directed virtual coaching system for improving 7 critical Communication Skills that will enable teachers to create greater rapport while making students feel understood and respected.


Conversations with students will be more open and meaningful, classroom issues will be resolved more easily, and relationships with these young people will grow stronger.


As teachers use these skills, they’ll be setting the example for the most effective ways of relating to others.


And they’ll encourage students to think, which stimulates their brains to form a strong foundation for critical thinking, judgment and problem-solving.


The program also helps teachers work on 12 areas of Personal Strength that are related to working with students.


The skills and strengths in the Strong for Mentoring Students program will enable teachers to become game-changers in their students’ lives, having a lifelong, positive impact.

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Why do communication skills and personal strengths matter?

To really connect with students in a positive way, teachers will need to grow stronger in two key areas:



Communication Skills – The 7 most critical teacher-student interaction skills

Personal Strengths –The top 12 practices for dealing with the challenges of teaching today’s students


Interacting in a positive, productive manner builds the kind of relationship that can help prepare a young person for life.


Strong for Mentoring Students focuses on these seven essential communication skills:

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  • Listening – Giving attention, checking understanding
  • Stimulating thinking – Asking questions to get the other person to think
  • Guiding learning from experience – Asking questions about what, why, consequences, and lessons learned
  • Engaging in dialogue – Keeping an open mind while asking about opinions
  • Giving encouragement – Acknowledging situation, affirming, offering support
  • Giving constructive feedback – Affirming positives, describing observed behavior, its impact, and desired behavior
  • Resolving conflicts creatively together – Asking about needs, brainstorming mutually beneficial options



Personal strengths are behavior patterns for dealing with the challenges teachers face when interacting with students. There are many ways to be strong, but these 12 areas make a huge difference when dealing with students:


  • Awareness – being in the moment with a student and noticing moods and changes in habits
  • Compassion – showing empathy and understanding
  • Composure – keeping your cool when things get hot
  • Empowerment – influencing students by developing, inspiring, and encouraging them
  • Fairness – setting and enforcing reasonable guidelines
  • Flexibility – changing course as needed
  • Honesty – communicating the truth through what you say
  • Integrity – doing what you say you’ll do
  • Optimism – taking a realistic, balanced view
  • Patience – waiting for the right time to speak or act
  • Perseverance – not giving up, even in tough times
  • Tolerance – honoring the unique qualities of each student
Strong for Mentoring Students

The SCIENCE behind Strong for Mentoring Students

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Taking courses, reading books and watching videos are helpful ways to learn. But these activities by themselves can’t build a teacher's communication skills and personal strengths.


That’s because developing these core areas is a lot like working out at a gym to build physical strength. After people learn what’s involved, they need to follow up with lots of practice and repetition. As their muscles get stronger, the exercises get easier.


Improving personal strengths and communication skills works the same way. That’s because:

Knowing how to do something is not the same as doing it.

Even if teachers know what to do, that doesn’t mean they’ll actually do it when they need to.


When teachers face unexpected challenges, they may not have time to think about what they’ve learned. They’ll only have time to react. They’ll automatically do what already feels familiar and comfortable.

That's because old habits are hard-wired in the brain. Teachers have to literally REWIRE their brain to create new habits. And this will require many repetitions of the new behavior in the real world with students.

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With Strong for Mentoring Students they get a proven process for creating positive habits. It's as easy as 1-2-3!


1. FOCUS on ONE area at a time and get tips, insights and ideas about what to do.


2. Take ACTION – Apply one of the insights in a real interaction with a student.


3. REFLECT on this experience to decide what they can do differently next time.


And then they repeat this simple process over and over until the behavior feels natural.

How much time will it take?

Once they're focused on a single area for development, teachers just need to spend about 5-10 minutes on the program each day absorbing helpful tips, insights and ideas. The real magic happens when they use these insights as they interact with students.

They can make getting a daily dose of Strong for Mentoring Students a habit by using it at the same time each day.

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What teachers get with their one-year subscription
Strong for Mentoring Students

Virtual coaching 24/7 with…

The Focus-Action-Reflection process for developing new habits

The Top 7 critical communication skills - videos with exercises and resources

The Top 12 strengths teachers need – 7 types of multi-media exercises for each personal strength area

A secure, confidential archive for all their completed exercises


Power tools…

Their own private Coaching Network of people they choose

A secure, confidential archive for all their completed exercises

Ability to ask for feedback, suggestions and advice from people who care about their success


Magical results…

Teachers become more aware of the needs of their students

They really connect with kids

Issues get resolved

The young person feels understood, accepted and respected

Which builds more self-esteem and self-confidence

And the bond between teacher and student grows stronger

The kids they work with learn how to interact in a mature way

The young person wires his or her brain to think critically

Which makes it easier to control impulses

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