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
MEETING WITH YOUR SLs - FIELD STUDY
Each morning, during your field study introduction, your Program Leader(s) will meet with your Student Leaders to discuss strategies for the upcoming field study day. It is helpful if you provide topics for your Program Leader to facilitate those meetings without having to prepare anything on their own.
Depending on your site, you may or may not have a Program Leader available on Thursdays. Designate a Student Leader to run the meeting for you on that day.
Each group of students, Student Leaders, and daily weather changes will all provide their own peculiarities that will require unique meetings, but a standard framework is a good starting point. The cards to the left were developed by Lisa "Otter" Vieno, and can be adapted to your needs.
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Another style shown below; different cards for each half day, plus Sunday training and Monday night.
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