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Webinar – ReEntry Mentoring: Conversations from the Field on Working with System-Involved Youth

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 29, 2017 4987

Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Thousands of youth are arrested each year, beginning a gateway for many into the juvenile justice system. Throughout the country, mentoring programs are providing system-involved youth with the opportunity to be connected to a mentor in their own community to stop the cycle. Join this […]


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Revisiting: Governance and the Not-for-profit Publisher

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 29, 2017 4962

Revisiting Joe Esposito's 2011 post to think about why commercial publishers continue to dominate the landscape.


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Talking to teens about online experiences?

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 28, 2017 4929

New research shows that keeping your cool and hearing them out can pay dividends for communication Posted by Matt Swayne Teens rarely talk to their parents about potentially risky online experiences, according to new research. “There seems to be a disconnect between what types of situations teens experience every day and what types of experiences […]


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For teen mothers, nurses act as mentoring resource

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 28, 2017 4929

Schaffer, M. A., & Mbibi, N. (2014). Public health nurse mentorship of pregnant and parenting adolescents. Public Health Nursing, 31(5), 428-437. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phn.12109 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham Background: Adolescent parents are more likely to experience challenges in parenting due to their lack of emotional maturity, social support, economic support, and lack of education on how to […]


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Policy Corner: Janet Forbush on latest policy implications for mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 28, 2017 4928

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring March 2017 Introduction: The frenzy of current public policy activity at all levels of government as well as in the private sector has set an entirely new stage for what we have come to know as “March Madness.”  Though readers of […]


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What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

Hechinger Report - March 28, 2017 4921

As on other campuses, students at the University of Utah have been calling for the school to declare itself a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, including those enrolled there. There have been marches, a walkout and a rally at the administration building, where protesters taped copies of their demands to the president’s door. One was that […]


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“How’s your program doing?”: A new questionnaire assesses mentors’ perceptions of program support

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 28, 2017 4919

by Jean Rhodes Mentors sometimes struggle to connect with their mentees and programs play a vital role in supporting the match. In a recent study, we found that, when mentors feel a lack of support, they are more likely to terminate the relationships early (Burton, Rapsoa, and & Rhodes, 2017). Yet mentoring programs often struggle […]


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Micro-Microcelebrity: Famous Babies and Business on the Internet

Connected Learning Research Network - March 28, 2017 4912

Crystal Abidin explores lifestyle Influencers and babies as the new ‘micro-microcelebrity’. Crystal is an anthropologist and ethnographer who studies vernacular internet culture. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at the National University of Singapore, Affiliated Researcher at Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC) at Jönköping University, and co-investigator with the Science, Technology and Society (STS) cluster at the […]


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The Tincture of Time — Should Journals Return to Slower Publishing Practices?

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 28, 2017 4907

Most journals have adopted rapid publication processes, but with the rise of preprint servers and new trends among readers, maybe they can return to a slower, more considered pace.


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OPINION: The case for a Bachelor of Arts — what Betsy DeVos doesn’t understand about this “Noble Pursuit”

Hechinger Report - March 27, 2017 4894

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has praised vocational schools and/or community colleges as “noble pursuits” for low-income people who can’t afford a four-year bachelor’s program. On its surface, that sounds like a generous, open-hearted argument. But for those about to embark on the critical years after high school, when life missions are formed, and crucial networks […]


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Stop condemning high schools for college graduation rates

Hechinger Report - March 27, 2017 4894

When my grandfather dropped my belongings and me on the doorsteps of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, he gave me $50, patted me on the back and left me with a simple, “Good luck.” Being the first in my family to attend a four-year college, I was completely unprepared for what came next, wanting a map […]


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What Teachers Can Learn from Students

DML Central - March 27, 2017 4892

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search What Teachers Can Learn from Students Monday, March 27, 2017 I remember being a college student. The problem with being a professor who remembers being a college student, is that we’re probably misremembering, or our experience is different from those of our current students. Last week, I got to experience being in students’ shoes a little more than usual, and I found the experience particularly enlightening. I felt that being in closer or more intense contact with students for a couple of days and experiencing their lives helped me empathize with them more.

Why academics write and speak in jargon — and what they can do about it

Hechinger Report - March 27, 2017 4868

AUSTIN, Texas — “Inquiry-based shared inquiry across cognitive and affective domains.” “An experiential based learning process covering multiple modalities.” “Terminal and enabling objectives with trans-disciplinary functionalities.” “Stackable credentials in the education space.” Educators, policymakers and entrepreneurs often speak in the multisyllabic jargon of a doctoral thesis. And it diminishes their message. How can they translate […]


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Caring adult support associated with youth “sparks”

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 27, 2017 4861

Ben-Eliyahu, A., Rhodes, J. E., & Scales, P. (2014). The interest-driven pursuits of 15-year-olds: “Sparks” and their association with caring relationships and developmental outcomes. Applied Developmental Science, 18(2), 76-89.[PDF] Summarized by Adar Ben-Eliyahu Problem: Researchers have characterized a spark as a “passion for a self-identified interest, skill or capacity that metaphorically lights a fire in […]


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How to Reduce the Cost of College Textbooks

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 27, 2017 4852

Of the many proposals to lower the cost of college textbooks, the model called "inclusive access" may have the best chance, as it creates incentives for publishers and students alike.


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Explore, discover, learn

Learning with e's - March 27, 2017 4850

Race, Racism, the Art Market, and the Whitney Biennial: A Head-Spinning Syllabus of Useful Readings

Cathy Davidson/HASTAC - March 26, 2017 4825

Search form Search Blog Post Race, Racism, the Art Market, and the Whitney Biennial: A Head-Spinning Syllabus of Useful Readings Page Views: 53 3 By on March 26, 2017 Michael Gillespie (author of Film Blackness) and I are co-profs in "Teaching Race and Gender Theory in the Undergraduate Classroom."  Actually, that's not true.  We are co-learners in one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking classes I've ever been part of.  Our students are building out our course on a bare-bones syllabus that Michael and I crafted.