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Keiler, L. Diotti, R., & Hudon, K. (2020)

The role of student mentors in teacher program induction. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue

22(1&2), 233-249.


Secondary students who were experienced peer instructors in a research- based secondary STEM program mentored teachers as they mastered a new instructional model. Qualitative methods were used to explore affective responses and behavioral changes attributed to student mentoring. Findings suggested that students played a vital role in teacher professional development, sharing expertise in critical areas including setting appropriate expectations and individual learning needs. This study lays the foundation for research exploring mentoring from a 360 perspective.