Editor’s Blog

‘My guidance counselor didn’t do any of this’: How mentors can extend the vital work of school counselors

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By Jean Rhodes “When I was in high school, my guidance counselor…

Mentoring without borders: Three ways to join the international youth mentoring movement

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By Jean Rhodes Although the U.S. continues to account for…

Four takeaways from a forthcoming book on youth mentoring

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By Jean Rhodes When I wrote Stand by Me: The risks and rewards…

Persuasion & healing: Why youth mentoring programs should prioritize mental health

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"The pieces I am, she gather them and gave them back to me in…

Complicated lives, complicated excuses

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by Jean Rhodes I maintain an email file of the student excuses…

What we talk about when we talk about transference

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by Jean Rhodes Transference is what happens when someone…

Charlotte, Wilbur, and the myth of the selfless mentor

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Why did you do all this for me?” [Wilbur] asked. “I don’t…

Winner takes all?: Mentoring programs in the age of inequality

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By Jean Rhodes In his recent best-selling book, Winner Takes…

Grabbing the fourth cookie: On luck, entitlement, and mentors

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by Jean Rhodes Here's a story for graduation season. A few…

Challenging the "Dodo Bird Verdict" in Youth Mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes In 1936, psychologist Saul Rosenzweig coined…

10 research-based tips for building strong helping relationships with youth

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by Jean Rhodes Particularly since good working relationships…

I dunno, what do you wanna do?: Mismatched expectations and lost opportunities to help

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by Jean Rhodes In 2010, mentoring researchers Michael Karcher,…
K-12 Corner: "You can't give what you ain't got" - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Three important mentoring tips from a relationship guru

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by Jean Rhodes Relationship expert John Gottman has spent…