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PEDAGOGY

My research bears out much of what Turkle, Starr, and Veenema and Gardner discuss. One of my questions asked the 57 students to rank order, with 1 being the most influential to 6 being the least influential, the POSITIVE influence each person has on your education. The results:

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

Parent

23

19

4

7

2

2

Teacher

3

14

24

7

7

2

Telementor

2

8

13

15

11

8

Mentor

1

4

9

13

19

11

Principal

1

0

3

9

13

31

Self

27

12

4

6

5

3

Of interest to me was that they considered themselves above parent and teacher as most influential. In addition that telementor was more influential than a mentor and was a competitive fourth behind teacher is interesting. That telementors scored so well with the students, again only after six months exposure, is remarkable.