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Youth-initiated mentoring: An idea whose time has come

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 4473

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

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 4434

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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Wide Open Spaces: Bridging the Resource Gap in Rural Mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 12, 2017 4432

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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Modern Physics-Stranger than Fiction | OER Commons

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - October 22, 2017 4389

Show/Hide Display Settings Subject Applied Science Arts and Humanities Education History Life Science Mathematics Physical Science Social ScienceEducation Level Preschool Lower Primary Upper Primary Middle School High School Community College / Lower Division College / Upper Division Graduate / Professional Career / Technical Adult EducationStandardSearch Notifications Additional description Endorsements Education Standards (3) Next Generation Science Standards Grades 9-12 Standard: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.