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
HOW AND WHEN TO SET GOALS
— The evening meeting on Monday is a good time for more in-depth goals,
since new SLs will have gotten a better idea of what field study is like by this point.
— Do a mid-week follow up along with mini daily check-ins.
— Set daily goals through notes and offer feedback on their goal from the day before.
— For returning SLs, check their file in the office – they’ve probably written goals in previous sessions.
— The eval writing rubric is a good place to get goal ideas.
— Try to make some tangible goals, or to break a general goal into tangible increments
so they can have a sense of achievement. For instance, a goal of “keeping students engaged
on field study” could break into “varying volume and voice tone,” “using the students’
names often,” “get the students moving,” and “be visibly enthusiastic about the topic.”
— Keep a journal between FI and SL to help keep track of goals.
— Make a ‘rock of confidence’ - they carry it in their pockets at all times, hold it for confidence or
have the rock to hold their frustrations.
— Write goals on puzzle pieces and use them as beads on their wood cookie.