How to Field Instructor
What is a Field Instructor?
How to Be a Mentor
How and When to Set Goals
Ways to Be on Field Study
Being a Guest at Meals
Meeting with Your SLs
on Field Study
on Monday Nights
Times to Check In with Your SLs
Feedback - What to Look For
Ways to Help Returnees Grow
Nice Things to Do for Your SLs
A Week in the Life of a Field
Instructor at Eagle Fern
WAYS TO HELP RETURNEES GROW
— Teach them to be a mentor for other SLs (see other page).
— Ask them for something new that they’d like to do.
— Provide new resources / information (field guides, cue cards for harder activities,
or even science information from the internet).
— Ask their opinions.
— Work to set more challenging and in depth goals (you can let them check out the eval rubric for ideas).
— Encourage them to take initiative.
— Discuss the way they always do things and new stuff they could try –
branching out even if the way they do it already is wonderful.
— Take a group with challenging students or larger groups for field study.
— Lead part or all of the field study intro.
— Try to teach a familiar topic in a novel location (a new hiking trail or station location).
— Lead a review-based stall activity at the beginning or end of field study.
— Design a new cue card or activity.
— Do activities in an unfamiliar order.
— Do their least favorite activity in new ways until they "own" it.
— Spend one day on another field study to observe and get ideas / perspective.