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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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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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New Book “Teach to Work” seeks to bridge education-business gap through mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 10, 2017 4459

by Patty Alper Mentoring transforms lives. I have learned this firsthand through the eyes of six hundred inner city students I have had the privilege of mentoring over the last fifteen years. In Teach to Work, I will show how you can improve the lives of high school, community college, or university students, while simultaneously […]


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Watchworthy Wednesday: Awards Available for Scholars to Study Connected Learning Data

DML Central - February 01, 2017 3961

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search Watchworthy Wednesday: Awards Available for Scholars to Study Connected Learning Data Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Digital media and learning scholars interested in analyzing connected learning data are being invited to apply for awards from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub and UC Irvine. The data comes from the , led by Richard Arum, dean of UCI’s School of Education, and postdoctoral scholar Kiley Larson.

European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring releases inaugural newsletter!

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 30, 2017 3870

Written by Justin Preston It is with great excitement that we share the news: Our friends and colleagues at the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (ECEBM) have launched their inaugural newsletter! As part of the ongoing effort to expand the understanding and implementation of mentoring, the Boston-based Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) is partnering with […]


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Mentoring by the numbers: Some surprising trends in volunteer efforts

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 23, 2017 3482

Let’s start with a pop quiz. Here goes: How many American adults, aged 18 and older served as volunteer mentors in 2015? And, #2, how have these numbers changed over the past decade? Take a few minutes to think these questions over? Ok, ready for the answer? Drawing from the latest U.S. Census Bureau’s Current […]


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The Global Search for Education: would small data mean big change? |

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - February 17, 2017 3195

Resources for Australian educators Menu The Global Search for Education: would small data mean big change? / “We must be mindful of potential drawbacks of big data, especially those related to data privacy and research ethics. When big data is used to determine children’s educational pathways and thereby their future, or influence teachers’ careers in education, we have crossed the line of appropriate use of big data in education.” — Pasi Sahlberg Would small data help accomplish what is called Good Data in education? Education systems around the world use big data such as standardised tests, school inspections and surveys to measure learning outcomes.

New research finds that cross-race mentoring relationships associated with reductions in perceived racism

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 17, 2017 3158

Liao, L. C. & Sanchez, B. (2015). An exploratory study of the role of mentoring in the acculturation of Latino/a youth. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(7), 868-877. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21717 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham Background: There is very little research focused on children from immigrant families in general, and even less research on how mentoring interventions […]


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New Evidence Review on Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 17, 2017 3149

Written by Michael Garringer As part of our ongoing series of reviews on the evidence for specific mentoring models or mentoring various youth populations, the National Mentoring Resource Center is happy to announce the release of Mentoring for First-Generation Immigrant and Refugee Youth authored by Dr. Ashmeet Oberoi of the University of Miami. This review […]


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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 2876

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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Hackerspaces and Homeschooling: Making ‘Startup Schools’ - DML Central

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - February 16, 2017 2845

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search Hackerspaces and Homeschooling: Making ‘Startup Schools’ Monday, February 23, 2015 The rapid growth of learning to code clubs, makerspaces, hackerspaces and even has been remarkable. It’s fairly logical, then, that the focus for various coders, makers and hackers has switched back around to focus on education and learning itself. We’ve learned to code, hack and make new stuff, why not code, hack and make a new kind of education? Neo-unschooling A recent article entitled “Hacking Education” in makes the case that many coders, hackers and makers are now choosing to educate their own children through the DIY logic of digital making.

1000+ images about Minecraft on Pinterest

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - February 16, 2017 2486

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NY Times: Mentors help refugees transition into a new life

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 04, 2017 2443

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

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - January 04, 2017 2443

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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The Class: A New Book About Living & Learning in the Digital Age

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - February 15, 2017 2129

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search Meet ‘The Class’ Thursday, May 05, 2016 We first met the class at the end of a sunny afternoon in July in the quiet of a London suburb. We found ourselves addressing a blur of teenage faces turned expectantly towards us. We explained that we wanted to find out how they lived their lives at school, at home and online, about their friendships and their learning. We quickly got a conversation going. Who, we asked, used Facebook, and who had a mobile phone? Most hands shot up, although one boy made a point of saying “no” to Facebook.

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

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - December 21, 2016 1649

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 1618

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 1616

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 1437

“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 1267

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 1170

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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Are You Really Ready for Mobile Learning?

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - February 03, 2017 1164

Login   Email Password   Email Address Menu FeatureAre You Really Ready for Mobile Learning? Mobile gamification and social and collaborative learning apps are great — if learning leaders keep employees’ learning preferences in mind. February 2, 2017 by Heather MacNeill With the explosion of the mobile workforce and the fact that most people use smartphones, it’s no surprise that mobile learning topped watch lists as an emerging trend for 2017. It’s been coming for some time now, and it’s not going anywhere.