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The future of mentoring: An infographic

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - June 19, 2017 4918

by Jean Rhodes As a member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning Research Network, I recently had the opportunity to share my latest thinking o mentoring in this infographic.  As I describe, the number of Americans willing to serve as volunteer mentors has remained remarkably stable over the past decade — between 2 million and 2.5 […]


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Mentoring capitalizes on on our best evolutionary tendencies to combat loneliness: New research

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - June 21, 2017 4700

Posted by Steve Koppes New research has shown that reducing loneliness through meaningful connections can foster less self-centered, more pro-social behaviors, a finding that highlights the important role mentoring can play in reducing loneliness. The findings also suggest a positive feedback loop between the two traits: As increased loneliness heightens self-centeredness, the latter then contributes further […]


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The Future of Youth Mentoring

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.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search The Future of Youth Mentoring Monday, June 12, 2017 The number of Americans willing to serve as volunteer mentors has remained remarkably stable over the past decade — between 2 million and 2.5 million, or around 1% of the adult population (). If we assume that some of this is group mentoring, we can roughly estimate that about 3.5 million (7%) of the 45.7 million American youth between the ages of 6 and 17 receive volunteer mentoring each year.

MENTOR and Congressmember teaming up on mentoring for foster care youth

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - June 07, 2017 3924

Written by Representative Karen Bass, CA, and David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Too often, our child welfare system is perceived to be a massive, immovable force in which only youth-serving professionals can make a difference in improving the system and lives of the young people involved. Fortunately, that’s not true: […]


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Making the case for mentors in helping veterans translate their skills to civilian life

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - June 07, 2017 3924

Written by Julie Silard Kantor, President & CEO, Twomentor, LLC At Twomentor, we like to share bi-weekly thought leadership from phenomenal executives and social entrepreneurs focused on: social impact entrepreneurship, mentoring cultures, sponsorship and elevating women & diversity in STEM careers. In an increasingly competitive STEM workforce, did you know that out of 1.4 million […]


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Ohio: ECOT Uses Taxpayer $$ to Fight Accountability | Diane Ravitch's blog

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A site to discuss better education for all « // The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) has collected hundreds of millions of dollars from Ohio taxpayers to pay for online schooling st home. The owner of ECOT makes large campaign gifts to legislators. The “school” delivers low-level instruction and gets terrible results. High attrition, low test scores, and (according to the New York Times) the lowest high school graduation rate in the nation. Incredibly, the Ohio Department of Education audited ECOT and found that its enrollment numbers are vastly inflated.

New research identifies five reasons mentoring relationships end

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - May 24, 2017 3149

Spencer, R., Basualdo-Delmonico, A., Walsh, J. & Drew, A. (2017). Breaking up is hard to do: A qualitative interview study of how and why youth mentoring relationships end. Youth & Society, 49(4), 438-460. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X14535416 Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction: One of the goals of every mentoring organization is to foster long-lasting, meaningful relationships […]


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mLearning in-the-Moment Infographic

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mLearning in-the-Moment: Learning Right When It’s Needed Infographic Namely, there are 5 critical moments wherein the right support infrastructure can boost time to competency and improve workplace performance. According to Mosher & Gottfredson, these “moments of need” provide a framework of support that covers the entirety of an employee’s performance journey. Meeting Mosher & Gottfredson’s […]


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Betsy DeVos should know robbing Peter to pay Paul is a sin in education

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President Trump’s full education budget cuts funding for college work-study programs in half, eliminates public-service loan forgiveness and takes away hundreds of millions of dollars that schools use for mental health services and advanced coursework in order to pay for one of his campaign promises – more school choice, according to budget documents obtained by […]


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Review K5 Learning

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - June 23, 2017 2582

Homeschooling, History, and Homemaking You are here: / / {Review} K5 Learning June 15, 2017 by {Review} K5 Learning  is a breath of fresh air in the online learning world. It’s fun, colorful, and game-like, but provides real learning and assessments. This is extremely helpful to the homeschool mom who needs to supplement a reading or math curriculum, and keep track of the concepts the students are mastering.  Check out this short introductory video: K5 Learning encompasses grades Kindergarten through 5th, in Reading, Math, and Spelling.

Mentoring in Trump’s America

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - May 11, 2017 2386

Editor’s note: We are honored to present this important and compelling piece by our colleagues, Professors Hurd, Sanchez, & Weiston-Serdan. They offer a clear and compelling perspective to our field on the social and political context of mentoring along with three recommendations for mentoring programs to more effectively addressing the growing problems of marginalization and inequality […]


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Drs. Renee Spencer and Belle Liang featured in NY Times on the impact of summer mentoring for teens

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - May 10, 2017 2352

Written by Lisa Damour, New York Times As teenagers make plans for the summer, several questions pop up. What do they want to do? Do they need to make money? To these we should add a question that might not always jump to mind: Will they have a chance to learn from a mentor? David […]


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March Meet-Up: Hive NYC Welcomes New Members!

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May 01 2017 March Meet-Up: Hive NYC Welcomes New Members! , , , , , , , Network members working together through the Marshmallow Tower Challenge, using their collective knowledge to build structures out of uncooked noodles and marshmallows. Hive NYC members gathered at the on March 30th to welcome new member organizations and to share updates on opportunities and milestones.  As part of the , a selection committee of network members reviewed candidates using .  The goal was to welcome organizations who could contribute to the Hive learning network’s supportive peer learning space, activate partnerships between member organizations, and commit to collectively develop accessible, innovative, and equitable digital education opportunities for NYC youth.

What can data from 6,500 matches tell us about mentoring relationships?: Important insights from a new study

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - April 26, 2017 1586

by Jean Rhodes The length of mentoring relationships is one of the  most important indicators of positive change in youth. In analyses of data from random assignment studies of both school and community mentoring programs, my colleagues and I have found that effects on youth outcomes grow stronger as relationships persist for longer periods of time. There […]


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New research tests impact of mentoring on school dropouts

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - April 26, 2017 1581

Candil, D. M., & Gaza, M. (2017). A pilot Study of the impact of the Peraj mentoring program on school dropout risk of Mexican children. Journal of Community Psychology, 45(3), 315-332.DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21849 Summarized by Jelle de Graaf   Background: School dropout is a serious issue in Mexico; it affects hundreds of thousands of children and […]


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Mentors push minority students to achieve even more – Tips for finding the right mentor

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - April 26, 2017 1580

By Tori DeAngelis As an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, Jeanett Castellanos, PhD, was just glad she’d made it to college. Neither of her parents—both Cuban ­refugees—had graduated from high school, and they were exuberant about their daughter’s success. “I thought I would just get a BA. I didn’t think there was anything […]


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Watchworthy Wednesday: Apply to Present at DML2017 by May 1

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.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } .mctb-bar, .mctb-response, .mctb-close { background: #ffde16 !important; } .mctb-bar, .mctb-label, .mctb-close { color: #222222 !important; } .mctb-button { background: #1e73be !important; border-color: #1e73be !important; } .mctb-email:focus { outline-color: #1e73be !important; } .mctb-button { color: #ffffff !important; } Toggle navigation Search Watchworthy Wednesday: Apply to Present at DML2017 by May 1 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Got an innovative program or research project dealing with or ? We want to hear about it at this year’s , and the to apply to be a featured speaker has been extended to May 1.