AOGT004: Student Mentoring and Support with Amanda Gesing Summary of Show Amanda Gesing, director of advocacy at Chautuauqua Striders, a non-profit mentoring agency talks with us about supporting student success outside of the classroom. Amanda Gesing has a wealth of experience in mentoring and passion for her job. While she is a social worker and does not sit in a classroom, her excitement about education, her work and her volunteers shine throughout this interview. Are you looking for a way to support your local students without being inside of the classroom? Mentoring may be a perfect solution for you! Links Chautauqua Striders Mentoring.org Connect A Million Minds TODAY’s Sponsor Link: www.audibletrial.com/ArtofGoodTeaching In this Episode You Will Learn: What an Organization Like Striders Provides to a Community The Impacts That Mentoring have on Students The Challenges That a Tutor May Face How To Become a Tutor or To Support a Mentoring Program Tip of the Day: Your students are REAL people! Many educators fail to take into account what happens outside of the classroom as having an impact on their students' success. I know that I have forgotten to think outside of my classroom on occasion. However, our student may be dealing with far more than a dog eating his or her homework, and we should be able to link these students with resources that will give them a chance to succeed.