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The Learning Mentor's Resource Book

The Learning Mentor's Resource Book

Second Edition
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November 2010 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Being a learning mentor means supporting children and helping them deal with common problems that arise time and time again and The Learning Mentor's Resource Book gives you all the resources you may ever need to do this.

Each chapter opens with a discussion of the topic it covers. These will give you all the information you may need with regards to causes, examples from experience and strategies and then moves on to provide fantastic worksheets that can be used directly with children.

Chapters cover bullying, self-esteem, transitions, revision, anxiety, as well as more serious issues such as drug awareness and new to this edition, internet safety and hate behavior.

The book comes with a CD so you can easily print all the worksheets and is a must have resource for all those supporting children both in and out of schools.

Emotional Intelligence
Anger Management
Drug Awareness
Internet Safety
Hate Behaviour
Behaviour Change
Attendance and Punctuality
School Refusal and Anxiety

'The book is aimed at professionals who work with young people in a wide range of roles. The resources are transferable and could be incorporated into many different subject areas as well as being used effectively for PSHE. The book is particularly useful for SEAL and PLTS. I enjoyed reading all of the sections of this book and will be able to use some of the resources in my role as course leader for the secondary science PGCE. Overall, I highly recommend this book to pastoral leaders, teachers and learning mentors' -
Learning and Teaching Update

'This is a welcome second edition of an excellent guide to the role of learning mentors. It outlines key dimensions of the role and identifies appropriate support and guidance strategies to use with children and young people. It also includes worksheets and other printable resources. SENCOs, who may well be working closely with learning mentors or be involved in supporting their professional development, will find the resource particularly useful. So too, will other teachers and teaching assistants responding to the needs of children and young people experiencing difficulties at any time in their school careers' -
SENCO Update

Comments on the previous edition

'This practical resource, based on development work in a large high school, covers a wide range of topics and provides an excellent 'starter pack' for new mentors' -
SENCO Update

'Many of you will recognise these themes as areas in which you work and here they are conveniently put together in one book. It is aimed at pupils at the upper end of KS2 up to KS4. Each chapter contains information around each topic, plus photocopiable worksheets such as emotions cards, stories, ideas for games and activities and links to websites' -
Teaching Assistant News

Sample Materials & Chapters


Kathy Hampson

Kathy Hampson completed her PhD at Leeds University in 2012, under the supervision of Professor Adam Crawford and Dr Emma Wincup. She worked full time for the Youth Offending Service during her studies, writing several books on working with young people in this time. She left Leeds to become the North Wales Resettlement Broker Co-ordinator in 2013. More About Author

Rhonda Mitchell

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