How Can I Be An Effective Mentor To My Peers?

Mentoring in the Classroom

If you think back to your first few years as an educator, I'm almost sure you will find at least someone you were you able to look up to and call a mentor. Mentors come in all forms and quite often they are the reason you became the educator you are today.

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discuss the topic of mentoring and coaching from a variety of angles including the Student/Teacher relationship, Technology Coach / Teacher relationship, and Teacher to student relationship.

About our Guests

Jen Giffen

Jen Giffen, formerly a secondary English and Math teacher, currently works as a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher with the York Region District School Board just north of Toronto, Canada. She is a Sketchnoter and Google for Education Certified Innovator (#WDC17). Her teaching passions centre around EdTech and finding ways to reach struggling students.

She can be found on all over social media @virtualgiff and on her website

Doug Robertson

Doug Robertson is a tenth-year teacher currently talking at fifth graders in Northern Oregon. He’s taught in California, Hawaii, and Oregon in 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. He’s the author of two books about education, He’s the Weird Teacher and THE Teaching Text (You’re Welcome) and an active blogger at and the blog editor for CUE's blog, He tweets at @TheWeirdTeacher.


Recorded August 30, 2017

About the author, Jeffrey Bradbury

Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!