How millennial mentors can boost your teaching

Getting new members of staff to coach more experienced colleagues is all the rage in tech start-ups, but could the practice work in schools? Zofia Niemtus finds out

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Think back to your earliest days as a teacher. What were you like? Optimistic? Energetic? A bit of a know-it-all? It’s not uncommon for new staff to think they know how to do things better than the old guard. But in some workplaces, young upstarts are now being called upon to put that feeling into practice by mentoring someone more experienced.

Reverse mentoring is an idea that first took root in the business world in the 1990s, but has recently been growing in popularity in the tech sector, where young employees are tasked with offering fresh perspectives to their bosses. The concept made the ...

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