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Stay Attuned: Mentorship can Bridge the Nation’s Divides

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 15, 2017 4396

by Julia Pryce The slogan, “America First,” championed by President Donald Trump and echoed in many of his administration’s recent policies, is an inherently divisive statement. It infers the exceptionality of Americans above and beyond citizens of the rest of the world. It energizes a cycle of separation, disconnection, and fear. The Southern Poverty Law […]


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New research takes an ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 14, 2017 4371

Suffrin, R., Todd, N. & Sanchez, B. (2016). An ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction with their youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(5), 553-568. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21785 Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction Previous mentoring research has shown that youth mentoring can serve as an important intervention for promoting positive youth outcomes across a variety of […]


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New Research investigates impacts of vocational peer mentors on emerging adults with mental illness

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 14, 2017 4371

Klodnick, V. V., Sabrella, K., Brenner, C. J., Krzos, I. M., Ellison, M. L., Kaiser, S. M., Davis, M. & Fagan, M. A. (2015). Perspectives of young emerging adults with serious mental health conditions on vocational peer mentors. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 23(4), 226-237. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1063426614565052 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Emerging […]


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Activity tied to greater happiness: Implications for mentoring relationships

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 14, 2017 4353

By Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times When people get up and move, even a little, they tend to be happier than when they are still, according to an interesting new study that used cellphone data to track activities and moods. In general, the researchers found, people who move are more content than people who sit. […]


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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - An Increasing Number of Children in American Schools Need to Learn English. Let Them Play!

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - March 25, 2017 4264

Toggle navigation An Increasing Number of Children in American Schools Need to Learn English. Let Them Play! by Jens Peter de Pedro November 7, 2016 When I was nine years old, an American boy named Kyle moved to our neighborhood in suburban Stockholm. When we met him, my best friend Gustaf immediately switched to English. I had never heard him speak much English before, but Gustaf had spent a couple of years in an American school in Germany and spoke it fluently. I only knew a few English words, but I don’t remember it ever being a problem.

NPR: Thoughts on mentoring needs from youths in the juvenile justice system

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 01, 2017 3626

Written by Cheryl Corley, NPR In Chicago, where the number of shootings last year soared, it’s often young people who become both perpetrators and victims. The Cook County Juvenile Justice Center holds about 200 to 300 young residents awaiting trial at the Temporary Detention Center. Among these residents are Leonard and Nigel, both 17 years […]


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New research explores impacts of inconsistent support on youth transitions

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 01, 2017 3626

Fitzpatrick, J. P. (2015). Supporting young people in transition: Findings from a research study in Scotland. Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, 28(1), 31-36.   Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Children who are involved with social support services (i.e. the Department of Youth and Families in the United States) are vulnerable because they often […]


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APA’s new survey on stress and technology use has implications for mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - March 01, 2017 3626

Written by Justin Preston Last week the American Psychological Association (APA) released the second part of their findings from their 1oth annual Stress in America survey. While the first part of the findings dealt with changing national politics, the economy, and other topics (see below for a link to the report on these findings), we […]


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Good news!: The “Elements” lead to effective practice

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 22, 2017 3248

by Jean Rhodes Attention all mentoring programs! If you haven’t been using MENTOR’s Elements of Effective Practice (EEPM) you’re missing a golden opportunity to improve relationship length and strength. Of course, many mentoring practitioners know the EEPM well—in fact some have even witnessed its evolution from a somewhat unwieldy grab bag of ideas to a more […]


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New webinar 2/24: Ten Ways to Win the OJJDP Mentoring Grant

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - February 22, 2017 3236

From MentoringCentral.net OJJDP mentoring grant proposals are due in less than a month – March 13th. A couple of points on your proposal can be the difference between $5 million and nothing. We can help you win those crucial couple of extra points. Our experts at Mentoring Central will offer a free webinar showing you […]


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Are You Really Ready for Mobile Learning?

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - March 23, 2017 3171

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.