Slow Ideas and the power of mentoring

by Jean Rhodes In the recent New Yorker article “Slow Ideas,” science writer Atul Gawande laments the resistance amongst medical professional and others to the adoption of proven ideas. He describes how, despite evidence, physicians were slow to adopt Joseph Lister’s simple, proven methods of sterilization that could slow the spread of germs. Likewise, he described […]

AmeriCorps “Ambassador of Mentoring” position in the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

   Host Site Project Description: The AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring will serve as the Associate Editor of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Research Intern at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. In this capacity, the Ambassador will oversee all aspects of the Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring, including editing and posting editorial content, creating podcasts, facilitating […]

FORUM: Should mentors and mentees be “friends” on social media?

It goes without saying that social media has dramatically changed the way people interact and share their lives with others over the past decade. We now have the ability to broadcast information about ourselves to audiences at a scale that once would have seemed unimaginable. We also have the ability to carefully curate a “public” […]

Social Media, Youth Mentoring: Tools to Fight Urban Violence

 From Huffington Post Print Article In many countries across the Global South, urban centers are also centers of crime and violence. This can take many shapes: gang violence, sexual assault, petty theft, drug trafficking, domestic violence, human trafficking… Coupled with extreme social and economic inequality, rapid urbanization, and a young population, crime takes off and thrives, […]

Short Course on Youth Mentoring in the Digital Age

The MENTOR/UMass Boston Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring invites you to a short course on Youth Mentoring in the Digital Age.

What is connected learning?: Implications for mentoring

by Sarah Schwartz, Ph.D.,Postdoctoral Fellow, MacArthur Foundation, Connected Learning Research Network.  Connected learning is a framework developed to understand and support learning in current social, economic, technological, and cultural contexts (Ito et al., 2013). In a society where existing educational pathways no longer guarantee opportunity, and with a growing gap between the haves and the […]

★ Professor Nichole Pinkard

Rethinking Mentorship, Learning Pathways in a Networked Age A Few Moments with Nichole Pinkard, Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University from the Digital Media and Youth Hub   As founder of the Digital Youth Network, a digital literacy program for Chicago youth that incorporates both in-school and […]

Mentors’ Corner: Should we e-mail, text, tweet, or “friend” each other?

Editors Note: In this column Gail Manza and Susan Patrick draw from their new book Mentor’s Field Guide, which is framed as a series of 67 answers to the most common questions that arise in youth mentoring.  Question 25. Will talking about my own life or beliefs help my mentee open up to me? If so, […]

December 20th webinar to focus on social media and National Mentoring Month

Maximizing the Message: Using Social Media to Expand Your National Mentoring Month Outreach Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:00 -11:15 am Pacific/ 11:00 AM-12:15 pm Mountain/ 12:00-1:15 pm Central/ 1:00-2:15 pm Eastern National Mentoring Month is just one month away.  Maximize this annual opportunity to increase visibility, recruit mentors, and find more supporters for your program […]