Jordan Collier

Friday Thoughts: Mentoring

This year’s Evening at CAC was great, and I loved hearing Gabe Lyons. Although he shared several concerning trends, he also highlighted the opportunities that are opening up around us to influence others’ lives.

One thing he shared that I need some more time to process is this:  Google is now now mentoring our kids. It’s the first place many teenagers go to find the answers they’re looking for. 

While that’s concerning, it’s also sheds such great light on the need for us to step into the mentoring space to influence our students. And the only way to do that is to first build relationships through trust— which is something we are really, really good at doing. We just need to keep it up!

As Gabe shared Tuesday, our students have questions and are looking for answers. Hopefully, the relationships they’ve built here will guide them to us for mentoring rather than to Google.

This is something I still want to explore, but hopefully this gets us thinking…

Jordan Collier

Jordan Collier

Secondary Principal

Jordan Collier is the secondary principal at CAC. Prior to joining the CAC family in 2011, Jordan was an English teacher for the Cabot School District. Jordan is a two-time graduate of Harding University (’03 and ’08) and has a bachelor’s degree in English Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Each week, Jordan shares his Friday Thoughts with the CAC faculty and staff, and an excerpt of that is shared on The 'Stang.

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