Appropriate questions for different stages in the mentoring process - example 3 of 8

"Well in my experience, when I had a sarcastic teacher at school everybody thought it was great fun except me. I laughed along, but I found that it made me dread the lessons as I never really understood why people were laughing and thought they might be laughing at me."

Be aware of your communication style and how that works with that of your mentee. Share information about communication styles with your mentee.

Use a tone of respect and take care not to undermine the mentee’s self-esteem.

Set a context and be descriptive so that the mentee can see the parallels.

Provide feedback about behaviour that the mentee can do something about.

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