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New research demonstrates connection between mentoring benefits and relationship stage

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 15, 2017 4755

DeWit, D., DuBois, D., Erdem, G., Larose, S. & Lipman, E. (2016). The role of program-supported relationships in promoting youth mental health, behavioral and developmental outcomes. Prevention Science, 17, 646-657. DOI 10.1007/s11121-016-0663-2 Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction Recent meta-analyses of mentoring research have found that youth paired with a caring, non-parental adult experience a […]


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Webinar – Girls of Color ROCK: How Mentoring Programs Help to Empower, Encourage and Energize Our Girls

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 15, 2017 4746

Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time From conflicts with peers to dating to self-esteem and identity issues – girls of color often come to us with hard questions and even harder life situations. Sometimes we have clear distinct answers; often we do not. But the success and power of mentoring programs […]


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Using trauma-informed practices in your program? New research has created a scale to determine satisfaction

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 15, 2017 4738

Goodman, L. A., Sullivan, C. M., Serrata, J., Perilla, J., Wilson, J. M., Fauci, J. E., & DiGiovanni, C. D. (2016). Development and validation of the Trauma-Informed Practice Scales. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(6), 747-764. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21799 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: The past several decades have seen a sharp increase on trauma research, […]


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Mindfulness can make mentees more receptive to health advice

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 15, 2017 4734

Posted by Ashton Yount on futurity.org When you hear health messages—such as quit smoking or get more exercise—do you feel motivated or ashamed? A new study suggests how we react may depend on how mindful we are. According to Yoona Kang, a postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, […]


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Bridging time between home and the mine: Parenting through social media in northern Chile

Parenting for Digital Fututre - February 15, 2017 4733

The necessity of parents working away from home has an impact on the children left behind, and many parents are using digital media to keep in touch. Nell Haynes looks at the particular case of miners in Chile and their ways of parenting from a distance. Nell is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at Pontificia […]

Guest Post, Tony Sanfilippo: University Press Publishing Under an Autocracy

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 15, 2017 4723

Ohio State University Press' Tony Sanfilippo weighs in on the role of academic publishers in the current political climate.


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Can Virtual Reality “teach” empathy?

Hechinger Report - February 14, 2017 4710

In November 2015, middle-school students from Westchester County, New York, found themselves on a windswept field in Southern Sudan mingling with a crowd of refugees fleeing civil war. Suddenly, they heard the deafening roar of low-flying military cargo planes overhead, followed by large bags of grain thudding to the ground all around them. “The kids […]


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Make a match: How some schools decide what education technology to buy

Hechinger Report - February 14, 2017 4710

School leaders and teachers struggle to find the right education technology to suit their needs. Education technology makers can’t figure out exactly what schools need – or if their products can work as intended. Enter the matchmaker. LEAP Innovations, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, works on both sides of the equation, providing a pilot network program […]


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Here’s my prediction: Mentoring programs can and must evolve

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 14, 2017 4693

by Jean Rhodes Here’s my prediction. In the coming decades, formal mentoring will become more targeted, evidence-based, and professionalized in its approach. This is because our field’s two most important barometers of the success—the number of adults willing to serve as volunteer mentors and the effectiveness of these efforts—have not changed in the past decade. Indeed, […]


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Predicting the future of mentoring programs

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 14, 2017 4693

by Jean Rhodes Here’s my prediction. In the coming decades, formal mentoring programs will become more targeted, evidence-based, and professionalized. This is because our field’s two most important barometers of success—the number of adults willing to serve as volunteer mentors and the effectiveness of these efforts—have not changed in the past decade. Indeed, despite the […]


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only humans need apply – review

Harold Jarche - February 09, 2017 4676

In Only Humans Need Apply, the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. They call it ‘stepping’. I have added in parentheses the main attributes I think are needed for each option. Step-up: directing the machine-augmented world (creativity) Step-in: using machines to augment work (deep thinking) Step-aside: doing human... Read more »