By Jean Rhodes Grit is in the limelight. Schools are teaching and testing for grit, and mentoring programs are increasingly exploring ways to incorporate training in grit and other social and emotional skills into mentors’ toolkits. Professor Angela Duckworth’s excellent research and new bestseller on the topic have fueled both enthusiasm for such efforts as well as debate […]
Written by: Kent Pekel President and CEO, Search Institute A decade ago the National Research Council released a report that showed that between 40 and 60 percent of U.S. high school students are disengaged from learning and don’t put much effort into school. Since that time, other studies have found that student motivation is a […]
By Joan Brasher-Vanderbilt Past research shows that black college students draw on “grit”—mental toughness and perseverance—to achieve in predominantly white academic institutions. But a new study says that idea fails to recognize an emerging mental health crisis for these students. “Weathering the cumulative effects of living in a society characterized by white dominance and privilege […]
by Junlei Li (The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media) I am anxious and frustrated. My palm is sweating, my face red with indignation. Next to me sits my bemused family pal, less than half my age, watching me stumble on the way to inevitable demise. We are playing his game, and he […]
Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. Yet not all children experience lasting harm as a result of adverse early experiences. Some may demonstrate “resilience,” or an adaptive response to serious hardship. A better understanding of why some children do well […]
Topics of Interest
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.