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Innovative technics for teachers, mentors and educators to fight drop out and motivate all

Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

A teacher can be many figures inside one, we all know that today is required to be multi-sectorial, transversal and super skilled. But at the base, the vocation to be a teacher coincides with the vocation to be a mentor. What is the difference is to be a "professional mentor" or just a person taking specific care to some difficult situation of some students and overcoming the border of "just teaching at school". 

On the other hand, Coaching is similar but at the same time, a different approach 

Nowadays being a teacher doesn’t only mean to teach but it also means helping, being an active listener and being a guide for students and colleagues. And that’s the reason why it is very important to be prepared to face any kind of situation that can arise in school environments. Schools are the mirror of society, sometimes of the small and the big context where the school is based, sometimes of the wider framework.

Most of the time a teacher replaces the figure of a coach or has to be more mentor than an expert in the subject, they enter in students’ lives and constitute the biggest support together with families. 

This course has the purpose to give the basic tools to help teachers to understand better their role - apart from being subject teachers - and gain key competences to play a more active role in helping and motivate students. 

The course starts making clear what the differences are between these two figures (the coach and the mentor) and also to understand which one can better fit a teacher. A coach can help a student to set goals, and give them the tools to achieve them only by using their own capabilities. A mentor is also a guide or a model that can last for a longer time. 

This course helps you find ways to hand the issues back to the person and encourage them to find the solutions for themselves. We aren’t aiming to teach you how to become a fully accredited coach or mentor, we are aiming to provide you with some highly effective coaching skills you will be able to put into practice in your life and daily work. It's very important to contextualise always and each person can be a different kind of mentor depending on each specific situation. 

In some contexts coaching and mentoring are used almost as interchangeable terms. Without a doubt, they are both valuable processes. It is true that the boundary between them is somewhat permeable and that often the same individuals in schools carry out or participate in both processes.

The aim of this course is to recognise the differences between these two learning interventions that most of the time are confused and  to use one or the other depending on the person we want to help. Learning how to take care, guide and how to build a relationship of trust. 

Pushing or pulling the other person towards their goals are different ways to help them to find their own solutions. Active listening and asking questions is at the base of these two learning interventions, that is why the teacher will get to know how to ask questions and the grow model to enhance this behaviour.


Target group

Usually, teachers who have a good English level, with a leadership role in their school, school managers or project coordinators. 
In general, teachers who feel to have the vocation to be mentors. 


Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant. 

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, especially schools of the territory. 

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).


Sunday: arrival of participants, welcome by the B&B , social dinner, free time and relax.

Monday: 09:00 - 12:00  first briefing by organizers, presentation of the team, logistics of the local context, program overview and changes, moving to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP''. Getting to know the Cultural Heritage of Calabria region. 

12:00 - 13:00 Sharing expectations, experiences and learning needs. Presenting briefly the schools and specific characteristics of the schools. Participants explain shortly their Erasmus K1 projects. The trainer presents the course's main topics, sessions and goals. 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Module 1. Introduction on Mentoring and Coaching: differences and the similarities - Different approaches and techniques. The importance of an Active Listening

Tuesday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 2, Coaching. The origin of coaching - Types of coaching - The tools of coaching - Care taking and guidance. Cognitive coaching. 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Continuing Module 2

Wednesday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 3, Mentoring and Counseling. Building relationships

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Module 4, The GROW Model. The importance of asking. How to set goals. Practice and role games.

Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 5, Effective Mentoring Program Project, design and management.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Continuing Module 5

Friday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 6, Practices and techniques of Coaching, Mentoring and other methods.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 Outdoor excursion to an old village on the coast in Calabria.

Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of certificates, checking the Learning Mobility Agreements and administrative receipts. In the afternoon of Saturday afternoon, or free time or proposed  ​Intercultural activities or an excursion "Discovering Calabrian old towns and traditions". Final social dinner among participants.

Training modules

1) Module 1: Introduction to mentoring

2) Module 2: Coaching

3) Module 3: Mentoring and Counseling

4) The GROW model

5) Effective Mentoring Program Project, design and management

6) Practices and techniques

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 



The cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP. 


JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1st of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to

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