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Trauma-responsive Educational Practices: Providing Schools with Tools to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis

By Anusha Chinthalapale, American Youth Policy Forum Our youth are facing ever-increasing amounts of trauma and often expected to participate in classroom instruction and interact with educators, administrators, and other students as if none of the trauma exists. And the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem, which was a recent focus of an advisory from […]

Shapiro: In His State of the Union Address, President Biden Called on All Americans to Step Up for Students. Here Are 3 Places to Start

By David Shapiro (CEO of MENTOR), The74 Two years into the pandemic, the student mental health crisis is finally getting the attention it deserves. On the biggest stage in politics, President Joe Biden used part of his State of the Union address to call on all Americans to step up to support students affected by […]

The Benefits of an Alumni Mentorship Program for Students

A temporary strategy designed to improve virtual learning has become a successful schoolwide policy that supports students and teachers. By Trevor Gardner, Edutopia This was a typical day in the fall of 2021 at my school: Brenda, both an alum of the school and an academic mentor, sits beside a student in Ms. K’s Advanced […]

The impact youth mentoring approaches have on holistic competencies

Chan, C. K. Y., & Luo, J. (2022). Youth mentoring strategies and impacts on holistic competencies of secondary school students in Hong Kong. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2022.2030858 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Holistic competency is an umbrella term for various skills and positive attitudes & values, such as creativity, respect, communication, & […]

College students to administrators: Let’s talk about mental health

Covid distress made issues more urgent, but students fed up with inadequate mental health care began fighting for change even before the pandemic        By Laura Pappano, The Hechinger Report MEQUON, Wis. — With the pandemic dragging on, the string of setbacks that recently hit Lucas Regnier, a sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin, has become […]

Serving All Students: Promoting a Healthier, More Supportive School Environment

By Kristen Harper, Child Trends Introduction Chairman Sablan, Ranking Member Owens, and members of the Subcommittee—I thank you for elevating the important issue of creating healthy and supportive schools for all of our nation’s children and youth. Please accept my testimony on behalf of Child Trends, a nonpartisan research institute known for its rigorous and […]

Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act Introduced to House

By MENTOR On January 25, MENTOR received the exciting news that The Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act (H.R. 6481) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Andre Carson (IN-7). This bill would create a new grant program out of the Department of Education to expand school-based mentoring programs and create partnerships between schools and community-based […]

2 x 10: Getting to Know A Student

By Greater Good in Education Planning For It When You Might Use This Practice Any time during the school year, but especially at the beginning of the year to cultivate positive relationships with students  Time Required 2 minutes per day for 10 consecutive school days  Materials None  Learning Objective Teachers will: Cultivate a positive relationship […]

Webinar: SEL Mindsets and Practices to #KnowEachStudent

The “SEL Mindsets and Practices to #KnowEachStudent” webinar, which included speakers from Along, Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA), and Understood, focused on ways that educators and students can create a sense of belonging in the classroom every day. To learn more about strategies for creating positive teacher-student relationships,  watch the full webinar here.