Darling's Toxic Mentors
Type Characteristics
Avoiders The elusive practice facilitator who is never available to the learner to set and review their practice and goals or to provide support, challenge and role modelling.
Blockers This practice facilitator blocks the learner’s development in a number of ways such as preventing them from accessing learning over-supervising or by withholding knowledge or information.
Destroyers Here the practice facilitator uses overt challenges and uses tactics such as humiliation that set out to destroy the learner’s self-confidence.
Dumpers This type of practice facilitator believes in ‘sink or swim’ and will often deliberately leave the learner in situations where they are out of their depth.