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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Torie Weiston-Serdan on Critical Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 26, 2017 3946

Written by Vera van den Berg  Torie Weiston-Serdan is the founder of the Youth Mentoring Action Network— a non-profit organization that focuses on youth mentoring. Moreover, Torie Weiston-Serdan is the author of “Critical mentoring: A practical guide”. She examines how marginalized and minority youth are served by mentoring and mentoring organizations. Critical mentoring, central to […]


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Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 27, 2017 3813

Click above to listen to Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engage in a lively conversation with Program Director of an innovative coaching program, Project Coach. by Jean Rhodes  This week, we introduce a new podcast that explores a great program, Project Coach, which uses an innovative “cascading mentoring” model to engage students as both coaches and mentees. Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engages […]


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Good Enough Mentors

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 25, 2017 3743

by Timothy Cavell   In the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring (DuBois & Karcher, 2013), Chris Elledge and I (Cavell & Elledge, 2013) offered this definition of youth mentoring: Youth men­toring is the practice of using program-sponsored relationships between identified youth and older volunteers (or paraprofessionals) as a context for prevention-focused activities […]


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8 Steps To Launch A Mobile Program In Corporate eLearning - eLearning Industry

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - November 16, 2017 3704

Menu Search / / 8 Steps To Launch A Mobile Program In Corporate eLearning By November 15, 2017 8 Steps To Launch A Mobile Program In Corporate eLearning Here is how to develop a mobile strategy that aligns with your Learning and Development goals. Enterprise Mobility In Corporate eLearning: How To Launch A Mobile Program In Corporate eLearning While it never hurts to start exploring mobile opportunities in eLearning that are essentially quick wins, there’s enormous value in developing a comprehensive mobile strategy that aligns with L&D goals and broad business goals as well.

Why “intentional” mentoring is so important

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 23, 2017 3618

by Jean Rhodes I’d like to make the case make for intentional mentoring in all youth settings, but I’ll start with a an example from youth sports. The National Council on Youth Sports estimates that more than 45 million youth between 8 and 19 participate in some form of youth sports each year, making it one of […]


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Wide Open Spaces: Bridging the Resource Gap in Rural Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 3003

Implementing a mentoring program comes with many challenges, including recruiting the right volunteers, enlisting youth into the program, and ensuring that matches have the support they need to thrive and endure. In rural communities, some of these challenges are even more difficult as programs deal with small populations from which to recruit, vast service areas […]


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Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Kristin Humphrey of Partners for Youth with Disabilities

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 3002

Kristin Humphrey is the Mentoring Director at Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), a Boston-based organization with national impact that matches youth with disabilities with caring adults through one-on-one, group, and online mentoring. Humphrey has worked with youth with disabilities for the past nine years, and has been involved with mentoring for over a decade. […]


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New research highlights role for mentors in improving work outcomes for individuals with disabilities

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 3002

Written by Justin Preston Family and close friends play an integral role in helping people with childhood-onset disabilities attain quality employment as adults, a new study from Oregon State University has found. However, not everyone has an extensive family network available to them. In such a context, a mentor can help bridge the gap and […]


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Youth-initiated mentoring: An idea whose time has come

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 2984

by Jean Rhodes A growing number of studies have demonstrated the benefits of youth-initiated mentoring in which, rather than being assigned a mentor, young people are provided with the skills and scaffolding to recruit caring adults from their own networks. Last week, we highlighted a study in which Dutch researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of this […]


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International students team up with Berkman Klein mentors to learn open source development

Berkman Center for Internet & Society - October 11, 2017 2955


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This summer six students from around the world remotely worked on the development of open source projects with mentorship from members of the Berkman Klein community through the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program.



STUDENT VOICES: I never knew I’d get this far

Hechinger Report - October 03, 2017 2522

How did you hear about your school, Phoenix Academy Lawrence? We were going to [Lawrence High School], but my brother’s and my attendance wasn’t good, so they told us to come over here. Lawrence High is in South Lawrence, and I live in Tower Hill. That’s like a 45-minute walk. If I missed the school […]


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STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

Hechinger Report - October 02, 2017 2473

How would you describe your school? The school opened in 2010. I came here in eighth grade. It serves sixth through 12th grade. We have about 500 kids now. The school’s so small, you kind of know everyone. It’s really diverse. We focus on gifted education. You can really kind of go in whatever path […]


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Visualising Social Stories Masterclass 2018 - Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - November 13, 2017 2312

Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. Since 2010. Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) Visualising Social Stories Masterclass 2018 IPA 13/11/2017 A new VSS mentoring program coming in 2018. It is coming to four years now since we have been offering our Workshops and Programs in Asia with . Facilitated by Robert Godden and Kevin WY Lee, our VSS workshops have worked with and trained photographers, image-makers, NGO/civil society professionals across Asian cities like Hong Kong, Yangon, Kathmandu, Manila, Singapore, and Bangkok.

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Levi van Dam

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 1850

Written by Jelle de Graaf Levi van Dam is a child psychologist and developer of Youth initiated Mentoring (YIM) in the Netherlands. During his previous work in youth care, Levi has experience directly working with young people in residential homes that experienced multiple challenges like addiction and psychological disorders. Today Levi is working towards his […]


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Mentoring in the News: Focus on the relationship in after-school programs

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 1850

Written by Nancy Deutsch, University of Virginia Curry School of Education When the bell rings at the end of the school day, students run from the classroom to a host of different activities. Some will work with adults to build on the lessons they learned in the classroom. Others will join a sports team, orchestra […]


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Youth mentoring is rapidly expanding across Europe: Here’s one reason

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - September 21, 2017 1849

By Jean Rhodes, Òscar Prieto-Flores, & Justin Preston The U.S. continues to account for the largest proportion of mentoring interventions in the world, but many new programs and networks have begun to emerge in continental Europe. There is a new European Centre for Evidence-Based Mentoring, and new programs such as Mentor·Ring Hamburg in 2010 and Netzwerk […]


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Watchworthy Wednesday: Remake Learning Network Turns 10, Reaches Forward

DML Central - September 20, 2017 1802

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search Watchworthy Wednesday: Remake Learning Network Turns 10, Reaches Forward Wednesday, September 20, 2017 The network started as an experiment in collaboration among educators, researchers, mentors and caring adults and has become a movement touching thousands of lives in southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern Ohio. As it marks its 10-year anniversary, the network just released “,” documenting Remake Learning’s achievements.