Mentor Chat Podcast Season 2
Sep 30, 2021
Mentor Chat is our podcast dedicated to all things mentoring and we're thrilled to launch season 2, which is all about Everyday Mentoring! Join TMP'ers Michelle and Ashley for discussion around Everyday Mentoring and how we can all use it to support the young people in our lives. Real-life tips, introspective questions, special guests...there's something for everyone! Click below to listen or search "Mentor Chat" on all major podcast listening platforms!
Join us as we wrap up the season and discuss impactful moments from the interviews with Dr. Dana Winters, Dr. Harriet Schwartz and Principal Eric Harper. Do you have questions or thoughts of your own? Share them with us! Leave a review or visit our website to get in touch!
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for schools, students and educators. At Duquesne Elementary School, Principal Eric Harper and his team continue to face those challenges. Even so, Everyday Mentoring has remained at the heart of what they do. Listen in to our last interview of Season 2 as we talk with Principal Harper about how they've embedded Everyday Mentoring into their school relationships and the ways the pandemic has impacted that.
When we talk about mentoring, what we're really talking about is relationships. Just because it may not be called "mentoring," doesn't mean that it isn't an important relationship. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Harriet Schwartz - author and professor - about what it means to have growth-fostering relationships and how we can be intentional about using the "good things" to make even the smallest interaction meaningful.
Mentor Chat's first guest of Season 2 is Dana Winters from the Fred Rogers Center! In this episode, we're talking with Dana about how the simplest interactions with young people can make a huge mentoring difference. Everyday Mentors - the "helpers" - who support kids can be anyone from teachers and coaches, to crossing guards, and the work that they're already doing to make sure that young people feel seen and heard is worth recognizing! Listen in for some great and uplifting discussion about how - to quote the great Mr. Rogers - "the deep and simple is far more essential than the shallow and complex" when impacting the lives of youth!
Season 2 of our Mentor Chat podcast focuses a lot on Everyday Mentoring and we're kicking things off with our first episode, which tackles an obvious first question: what is Everyday Mentoring? You may remember us referencing Everyday Mentoring last season. Well, now we're shining a spotlight on the essence of Everyday Mentoring and how adults everywhere can use it to make a mentoring difference in the lives of kiddos they see regularly. Everyday Mentoring is an important piece of the mentoring puzzle and it plays a critical role in our work to surround kids with 360 degrees of mentoring support -- in school, at home and in the community. So settle in and listen to some personal stories and fun facts that will pave the way for our future Everyday Mentoring episodes!
Hosted, written, and produced by Michelle Thomas & Ashley Wineland with The Mentoring Partnership of SWPA | www.mentoringpittsburgh.org
"Every Kid Needs a Champion," Rita Pierson