Welcome Class of 2020!

Welcome to the Sophomore Mentoring Home page. 

Here you can see the lesson for this upcoming week:

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is conflict?

  • Have students recognize common, ineffective ways of dealing with conflict

  • Mentees will use Empathy skills we learned last session and other effective ways to deal with conflict through real-life scenarios

  • Students may not initially recognize many positive aspects of conflict. This exercise might be a good way to discuss some of the benefits of conflict (it is an opportunity for change, renewal of relationships, etc.). Every time we interact with someone there is a potential for conflict because people’s needs and expectations may not be the same (follow-up on our Empathy lesson plan)

  • Disagree with ideas or behavior, not people



  • 12:30pm - 12:45pm: Trio Catch Up Time

  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm: Intro - pod leader activator/discussion

  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm: Discussion on ineffective and effective approaches to conflict

  • 1:30pm - 2:20pm Journaling/Activity (pick one activity or do both if there is time)

  • 2:20pm – end: Wrap-up


Types of common but ineffective approaches to conflict (link)

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If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Here is the syllabus for the Sophomore Mentoring Program

For Pod Leaders only: Attendance Forms

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