Welcome to this resource site that introduces ’supermentoring’: a structured form of teaching feedback given by educational developers/experienced lecturers to less experienced colleagues. Supermentoring is a short-term and efficient intervention that any experienced lecturer can carry out.

The site offers advice on how a supermentoring session may take place and showcases typical examples of supermentoring reports.

Furthermore, there is plenty of practical advice on teaching, beneficial for those who give feedback, and for those who want to develop their own teaching through self-directed studies.

The site has been made for practical use. Therefore, all texts are short and succinct and, therefore, there are quite a few repetitions of central issues from subtext to subtext – it is important that the user gets the information needed when s/he looks up something.

As an alternative to repetitions, there are many internal links in order for the user to quickly grasp central concepts and their meaning.

To make the reading of the texts easy, literature references are avoided (even though all materials are based on years of research and experience). There are only references in the so-called Encyclopedia. However, a dedicated part of the site contains selected literature and various tools.


On Supermentoring

This part contains (i) a brief outline of the idea behind the concept of supermentoring, (ii) some quick facts on feedback, (iii) a short characterisation of the three observation types supervision, mentoring, and supermentoring, (iv) an outline of the elements of a supermentoring report, (v) general remarks on the language and style of a supermentoring report, (vi) a number of authentic but anonymised examples of supermentoring reports.

In Practice – Language

Supermentoring in practice – language
Here reasons are given for why it is important to consider the language in the supermentoring report. Furthermore, there is a list of language issues that should be considered.

In Practice – Teaching

Here are listed central elements of the teaching practice that may be taken up in the report.

The body and the voice in the classroom

A video takes the user through central elements regarding body language before and during class as well as the use of the voice during class; the video also touches on nervousness.
The video is based on a PowerPoint presentation that is available, too – both in pptx and pdf format.


In this short encyclopedia, you will find brief definitions or descriptions of the terms used in ‘The teaching practice’.

Further materials and references

The following references are chosen from a use and user perspective. This means that all texts – books, articles, and links – can support one’s own supermentoring practice and one’s further development as a teacher.
Content - Ole Lauridsen
Proofreading and advice - Mads Christensen
Web - Mathias Elmose
The site is made by Centre for Teaching and Learning at Aarhus BSS.

It's part of our ressource TREAT - a site about teaching and technology