Editor’s Blog

Two new studies highlight the need for more targeted mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes Doctoral student, Alejandro Vázquez, and his…

5 features of highly effective mentoring relationships

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by Jean Rhodes Mentoring programs can vary widely, but all…

Mentoring youth in a divided nation

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by Jean Rhodes In a recent New York Times column, Thomas…

The mentoring paradox: Striking a balance in our work with youth

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by Jean Rhodes In recent months, I have joined the chorus…

The answers to these 3 questions may rock your world

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by Jean Rhodes Taken the quiz? Good. Now let's explore…

Embedded mentoring: An idea whose time has come

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by Jean Rhodes

Imagine if students were told to pack up their bags and drop out of school whenever their teachers decided to move, retire, or take medical leave? As they emptied their desks, some might be disappointed and wonder what they and their classmates had done to drive their dear teacher away. Fortunately, most schools are robust systems that can absorb the loss of any given teacher.

What do Americans think (and do) about mentoring?: Important new report sheds light

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by Jean Rhodes and Matthew Hagler With the release of a comprehensive…

Shoulda. coulda. woulda: What listening to Joe Durlak might have done

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by Jean Rhodes In 1979, a young psychologist named Joe Durlak…

New study shows lifelong influence of mentors: But there's a catch

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 by Jean E. Rhodes It almost goes without saying that natural…

Who exactly was Mentor?: A stunning revelation and some important lessons

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by Jean Rhodes Researchers and practitioners often refer to…

"Then a miracle occurs:" Why we need a better understanding of youth mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes Early in my career, I developed a conceptual…