The Magic of Mentorships


Presenter: Colleen Boyle, Ph.D.
Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.2, 3.4; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.3,  5.4; ODE Teacher Competency b, c, d; OAGC IndStudy_Mentor
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1 

Have you had someone in your life who has mentored you in some way? According to Dr. Colleen Boyle, mentorships offer many benefits to gifted learners. In this lesson, Dr. Boyle will teach you how to establish mentorships that will support your gifted learners’ social and emotional needs, model desired scholarly behaviors, provide opportunities for in-depth study in their areas of interest, and expose them to various career paths. 

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Mentorships offer many benefits to gifted learners. They can support students’ social and emotional needs, model desired scholarly behaviors, allow opportunities for in-depth study in students’ areas of interest, and expose them to various career paths.

In this lesson, Dr. Colleen Boyle will help you establish successful mentorships for your gifted learners. You will:

  • Explore various types of mentorship that can be established with gifted learners.
  • Learn how to match gifted learners to a specific type of mentorship based on their individual needs, and discover how to establish a framework to guide the mentor-mentee relationship.
  • Develop a concrete idea of how you can use mentorships to support your gifted learners, regardless of their grade.

This course meets Ohio Department of Education Competencies (b), (c), and (d) and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 3.2, 3.4, 5.3, and 5.4.

Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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28 reviews for The Magic of Mentorships

  1. John – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course showed hot to develop bettor mentors and how to guide them throughout out the process

  2. Brett – CHISUM ISD (verified owner)


  3. Jeremy – SPRING BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    Good stuff

  4. miriam – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting ideas were presented.

  5. JUAN – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    I liked it.

  6. Zulema – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course!

  7. RICHARD – PLANO ISD (verified owner)

    We have a mentor program for faculty. I took this offering and like it even for my own peer to peer mentoring

  8. Shae – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    It was pretty boring and didn’t seem very practical.

  9. MELINDA – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)


  10. Mariza – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent training!!!!

  11. Karin – River View Local Schools (verified owner)

    Excellent course to know the Magic of Mentorships.

  12. Sherry – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This is a very thorough explanation of mentorships

  13. Laura – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Very helpful! Good motivation for me to get started on this type of work, and had good, specific ideas. Overall engaging presentation.

  14. Jan – WODEN ISD (verified owner)


  15. Mallory – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)


  16. Denise – Private Pay (verified owner)

    Great job, would love additional ideas at grade level.

  17. Marissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    great strategies when implementing mentorships

  18. Kristi – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

    It’s important to not let those gifted or high achievers fall through the cracks while tending to those with more pressing academic needs.

  19. stephanie – SPRING ISD (verified owner)


  20. Cecilia – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    I learned a lot from this course.

  21. Mark – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

    This course displays why mentor programs should be implemented in schools and the benefits of having a good program.

  22. Arnulfo – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    it was insightful.

  23. Stephen – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    made me think about ways to modify class for some situations

  24. Leticia – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    Good presentation

  25. Adriana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent course for understanding mentoring program types and getting ideas to implement in a classroom or campus-wide.

  26. Tracy – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    A great outline to follow for a mentorship.

  27. chris – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    Good stuff!

  28. Randy – Angleton ISD (verified owner)

    This course helped give me ideas how to think about using mentorships at my school.

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