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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with MENTOR’s Michael Garringer on his work translating research into practice

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 12, 2017 4732

Written by Jelle de Graaf and Vera van den Berg Michael Garringer is the Director of Knowledge Management for The National Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR. Michael has played a vital role in the development of youth mentoring program supports for many years. One of the crucial roles Michael has within this field is the translation of […]


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New research asks mentors to reflect on their perceptions of youth and the mentor role

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 04, 2017 4565

Lakind, D., Akins, M., & Eddy, J. M. (2015). Youth mentoring relationships in context: Mentor perceptions of youth, environment, and the mentor role. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 52-60.   Summarized by Sam Burton   Introduction: Mentors’ perceptions of their mentees can influence the length of the mentoring relationship, their mentoring approach, and the […]


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NY Times: Mentors help refugees transition into a new life

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 04, 2017 4299

Written by Margy Rochlin OAKLAND, Calif. — Pascal Serugendo was only 7 when he first fled his violence-torn village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Separated from his family, he followed a group of grown-ups also escaping the deadly war over the country’s gold and diamonds. They arrived at a refugee camp, safe from the […]


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Ed Beat Quiz: January 13 - Education Writers Association

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - January 15, 2017 3970

EWA.org Search Menu News Quiz Ed Beat Quiz: January 13 How much do you know about this week's education news? A 7-question quiz for you. January 13, 2017 Loading... This item appears in This item appears in: Related Posts Overview December 9, 2013 A collection of the most recent education journalism, curated by EWA staff.  Menu Pod November 17, 2016 Menu Pod November 9, 2016 Menu Pod January 15, 2016 Menu Pod January 14, 2016 Menu Pod January 14, 2016 Menu Pod November 26, 2014 Menu Pod January 9, 2014 Menu Pod January 9, 2014 Footer link July 25, 2013 Footer link July 25, 2013 Log in E-mail or username: * Password: * Remember me Commands

NY Times: A role model and mentor while dad serves time

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - December 21, 2016 3505

Written by Emily Palmer, New York Times Sitting in his Harlem elementary school cafeteria after the final bell one day last month, Jaylen Williams shifted restlessly as he read a math homework question out loud. “Ms. Parker buys two pounds of cash — ” he said, rubbing one his eyebrows furiously as his voice trailed […]


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New research points out benefits of group and individual mentoring for girls

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - December 20, 2016 3477

Deutsch, N. L., Reitz-Krueger, C. L., Henneberger, A. K., Ehrlich, V. A. F., & Lawrence, E. C. (2016). “It Gave Me Ways to Solve Problems and Ways to Talk to People”: Outcomes From a Combined Group and One-on-One Mentoring Program for Early Adolescent Girls. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558416630813. Summarized by Matthew Hagler   Introduction Group […]


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National Mentoring Resource Center: Mentoring for youth with mental health challenges

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - December 20, 2016 3473

Written by Michael Garringer The National Mentoring Resource Center is happy to announce the release of another entry in our series of evidence reviews on mentoring specific populations of youth. We recently posted Mentoring for Youth with Mental Health Challenges, authored by Dr. Michelle Munson and her colleague James Railey at New York University. Dr. […]


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understanding our tools

Harold Jarche - December 17, 2016 3294

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” —Father John Culkin (1967) in  ‘A Schoolman’s Guide to Marshall McLuhan’. If every medium influences communication, then what effect does that have on our own learning as well as how we help others to learn? We choose our tools, and... Read more »

The “warm-glow” theory of giving to others: Implications for mentoring programs

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - December 14, 2016 3123

by Jean Rhodes Why do people give their precious time and resources to strangers? Is is pure altruism or are there other motivational forces at work? Perhaps there’s some kind of psychic kickback, such as spikes in self-regard, or other motivational forces at work? These are intriguing questions that have implications for our efforts to encourage […]


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New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - December 12, 2016 3027

Miranda-Chan, T., Fruiht, V., Dubon, V., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). The functions and longitudinal outcomes of adolescents’ naturally occurring mentorships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 47-59. Summarized by Sam Burton     Introduction Research has demonstrated that having strong relationships with non-parental adults relates to positive outcomes for adolescents, such as performing better in […]


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Podcast list

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created 14 JANUARY 2017 @wfryer Podcast Subscriptions Podcasts to which Wesley Fryer is subscribed, updated January 14, 2017 #michED Podcast Archives | #michED #MichEd Visions of Education Visions of Education Adam Jones Education Podcast: Stories from an Experiential Educator Adam Jones: Experiential Educator, EdTech Coach and Blogger bit by bit Bob Sprankle BLOG PICTURE SCIENCE Brooklyn Tabernacle Sermon Podcast The Brooklyn Tabernacle Click BBC World Service Clockwise Relay FM Connected Relay FM Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Dan Carlin Digital Dialog Podcast Shelly and Wesley Fryer The Documentary BBC World Service EdGamer Zack Gilbert EdSurge On Air EdSurge On Air EdTech Situation Room by @techsavvyteach & @wfryer @techsavvyteach & @wfryer Elements BBC World Service Embedded NPR Exchanges - Ideas and Argument Podcast BBC World Service First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma FPCEDMOND Fuel for Educational Change Agents Wesley Fryer GSFE Admins GAFE Admins Heart and Soul BBC World Service Hidden Brain NPR The History Hour BBC World Service House of #EdTech Christopher J.

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Maurice Crul on mentoring and immigrant youth

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - November 29, 2016 2317

By Vera van den Berg and Jelle de Graaf Dr. Maurice Crul is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the VU University Amsterdam. Dr. Maurice Crul is interested in the topic ‘education and children of immigrants’. He is the coordinator of ELITES: Pathways to Success research project.   […]


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Top 10 features of healthy mentoring organizations

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - November 25, 2016 2093

Editor’s Note: We are thrilled to provide you with this report, written by mentoring expert Dr. Carla Herrera, aimed at providing funders with guidance in determining which mentoring programs to support.   Through a series of posts, we present, “Making the Most of Youth Mentoring: A Guide for Funders” (Original Publisher(s): Public/Private Ventures. This work […]


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Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - November 22, 2016 1929

Hurd, N. M.,  Tan, J., Loeb, E. L. (2016). Natural mentoring relationships and the adjustment to college among underrepresented students. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Matthew Hagler     Introduction Compared to their more privileged counterparts, college students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, those from unrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, and first-generation college […]


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From Waldorf to Unschooling | Alliance for Self-Directed Education

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - January 12, 2017 1679

This site requires Javascript. This site requires Javascript.   From Waldorf to Unschooling One family’s journey from Waldorf Education to Self-Directed Education. Luminara King is an unschooling Mum, author of the blog Living the Education Revolution. She is also an Unschooling and Conscious Parenting Coach, helping families to live in joy and freedom.January 10th, 2017 My husband and I have been Unschooling our daughter (age fifteen) and son (age nine) for nearly seven years. I’m a former Steiner Waldorf Class teacher turned Unschooling Mum, as well as an artist and blogger.