Practice

Sexual and Gender Diverse (SGD) Youth Mentoring Guide

By the Alberta Mentoring Partnership There is a growing awareness that Sexual and Gender Diverse In-person mentoring relationships can serve an important role for SGD youth, as they would be well-positioned to offer ongoing support to the needs of youth, as they navigate through phases of exploring, accepting, and sharing their identity with others. Given […]

2 x 10: Getting to Know A Student

By Greater Good in Education Planning For It When You Might Use This Practice Any time during the school year, but especially at the beginning of the year to cultivate positive relationships with students  Time Required 2 minutes per day for 10 consecutive school days  Materials None  Learning Objective Teachers will: Cultivate a positive relationship […]

Strengthening student-teacher relationships to boost achievement

By Lauren Barack, K12 Dive Dive Brief: Not every educator comes into the classroom knowing how to create and sustain solid and ongoing relationships with their students — but they can learn, according to an article in Edutopia. To start, educators can work on strengthening their own listening skills by building “empathic listening,” which relies […]

The ‘How’ of Building Deeper Relationships with Students

By Hoa P. Nguyen, Edutopia Building strong relationships with students is a vital part of the work educators do in schools, yet not every teacher enters the classroom having learned the nuts and bolts of how to develop and nurture teacher-student relationships, writes Gianna Cacciatore in Usable Knowledge. But relationship-building is a skill we can […]

How a developmental relationships outlook can help us face our uncertain future

By Ben Houltberg, Ph.D., LMFT, President and CEO, Search Institute Promoting resilience for young people is critical in the months ahead. This process begins with a clear definition of what it is and what it is not. Resilience Through Relationships  Let’s start with what resilience is not. Resilience is not a character strength that emerges […]

Are Digital Interventions Effective? Recent Meta-Analysis Says “Yes, But”

By Marlene, TeleHealth Technology-based digital interventions are effective in helping people who struggle with symptoms of depression. Otherwise known as digital therapeutics, these methods include online modules and educational lessons made available through computers or phones. Compared to receiving no treatment, digital interventions provide a promising option for alleviating depression symptoms. According to a recently […]

Building a Quality, Community-Based Mentoring Program

By the Alberta Mentoring Partnership Reprinted from the introduction  Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes, but some key components help to ensure excellence and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community […]

5 tips on being a kinder neighbor and fostering a sense of community

By Diana Opong and Janet W. Lee, NPR Do you know your neighbors? Like really know them? Their first names, the types of cars they drive, what holidays they celebrate? If you ever get locked out of your house, could you go to your neighbor’s to grab a spare key? According to a 2018 Pew […]

Announcing a New Resource! Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People Launches Today

By MENTOR January 10, 2021 MENTOR  is thrilled to announce the release of Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People. This resource, written by experts in the field, has been designed to benefit any adult who is looking for actionable ways to support a young person. Full of real-world advice that […]