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For Teachers (and mentors) to Succeed, More Effort Is Needed to Help Those Learning English

Carola Suárez-Orozco, a professor of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, is co-author of “Children of Immigration,” and co-editor of “Transitions: The Development of Children of Immigrant.”

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Michael Lewis’ advice to graduates: check your entitlement

Editor’s Note: With the passage into summer, we have reached the season of graduation speeches. Many of these provide useful and relevant insight for mentoring. Today, we revisit Michael Lewis’ address, delivered a few years ago at Princeton, about luck Read the rest

What is the “single greatest threat to children’s well-being:” And how can mentoring help?

by Jean Rhodes

“The way a problem is defined determines not only what is done about it, but also what is not done—or what apparently need not be done.”  

Caplan, N., & Nelson, S. D. (1973). On being useful: The … Read the rest

Support in transition: The characteristics of natural mentors for youth in foster care

Duke, T., Farruggia, S. P., & Germo, G. R. (2017). “I don’t know where I would be right now if it wasn’t for them”: Emancipated foster care youth and their important non-parental adults. Children and Youth Services Review, 76, … Read the rest

New research highlights role of STEM making in addressing equity in historically marginalized communities

Calabrese Barton, A., & Tan, E. (2017). FABLEARN 2017 Proceedings. In Proceedings of FABLEARN Conference 2017, Stanford, USA, 4 pages. https://doi.org/0000001.0000001

Summarized by Justin Preston

Introduction

Inequality and underrepresentation of youth from historically marginalized communities have been stubbornly … Read the rest

Mentoring in the age of inequality

by Jean Rhodes

For the past year, I’ve been writing a book on mentoring and, as I pull together the many threads of history, social policy, and research, an interesting picture is emerging. One that raises uncomfortable questions about mentoring … Read the rest

Three ways mentoring can help disrupt the growing racial wealth divide

Written by Justin Preston

In a pair of new studies conducted at Yale University and the Institute for Policy Studies, researchers identified a troubling trend in the United States: The racial wealth divide is worse than we realize, and we … Read the rest

Women Are Over-Mentored (But Under-Sponsored): A conversation with Professor Herminia Ibarra

JULIA KIRBY: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast, from Harvard Business Review. I’m Julia Kirby, and today I’m joined by one of the authors I most enjoy working with. She’s Herminia Ibarra. She’s the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning

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Shine a light on it: Talking about class differences with first-gen students helps them succeed

lighthouse-581082_1280By Clifton B. Parker, Stanford

Talking about class differences can help close the collegiate achievement gap between first- and continuing-generation students, according to Stanford research.

Research has shown that first-generation college students – those who do not have a parent … Read the rest

Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives

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