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When it comes to building networks, students need more low-stakes practice

By Robert Markle, Reprinted from the Christensen Institute In July 2023, our team published “People-powered pathways: Lessons in how to build students’ social capital through career-connected learning.” In the report, we describe successes and challenges in bringing social capital–building strategies to a variety of educational settings. Our observations draw from an 18-month pilot during which […]

Best-in-class communications strategies

By and reprinted from the AXIOS HQ newsletter Last week, 600+ professionals joined CEO Roy Schwartz as he caught up with two Axios HQ clients to learn more about the communications strategies helping them keep their staff and communities connected. We’ve consolidated 3 key takeaways: 1. Establish what’s essential: Your audience wants what they need. […]

Mentor speaking to mentee. Mentoring, youth mentoring.

Consider the whole person: How to improve your mentoring by thinking holistically

By Rick Woolworth, HBR  Editor’s note: It’s easy to perceive a mentoring relationship, especially one in an academic or professional context as just that: professional. While a good mentoring relationship should lead a mentee towards their goals, the article below describes the importance of understanding the mentee in question holistically, extending the conversation beyond the […]

Kids on smartphones. Researchers are curious whether kids are aware of their rights in research done through technology.

The rights of adolescents as research participants in a digital age

By Diana J. Meter, Utah State University for SRA Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a term used to describe the collection of data in real time while subjects remain in their natural environments. Many adolescence researchers are familiar with contemporary beginnings in social science research, such as when Reed Larson and Claudia Lampman-Petraitis signaled adolescents to record […]

Avoiding the electronic communication trap for teens: An opportunity for mentors

Nesi, J., Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2016). Technology-based communication and the development of interpersonal competencies within adolescent romantic relationships: A preliminary investigation, Journal of Research on Adolescence Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi:10.1111/jora.12274 Summarized by Benjamin Alford Introduction: With the convenience and growth of technology in the lives of individuals around the […]