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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 […]

Strengthening student-teacher relationships to boost achievement

By Lauren Barack, K12 Dive Dive Brief: Not every educator comes into the classroom knowing how to create and sustain solid and ongoing relationships with their students — but they can learn, according to an article in Edutopia. To start, educators can work on strengthening their own listening skills by building “empathic listening,” which relies […]

The ‘How’ of Building Deeper Relationships with Students

By Hoa P. Nguyen, Edutopia Building strong relationships with students is a vital part of the work educators do in schools, yet not every teacher enters the classroom having learned the nuts and bolts of how to develop and nurture teacher-student relationships, writes Gianna Cacciatore in Usable Knowledge. But relationship-building is a skill we can […]

Building Relationships with Diverse Learners

Meet Laura Tollis, an 8th-grade teacher who co-teaches math, social studies, language arts and whose primary focus is supporting students with special needs. She describes how she builds relationships with all the students in her class, and offers tips to connect better with those who have diverse needs and invisible disabilities: When I set out […]

Introduction to issue sponsored by Along

By Ben Houltberg, Ph.D., LMFT (President & CEO of The Search Institute) and Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. (Director of The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring ) Many of the articles, profiles, and research summaries in this Chronicle issue, sponsored by Along, focus on the importance of teacher-student relationships. They highlight the role of teachers in promoting students’ […]

Announcing a New Resource! Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People Launches Today

By MENTOR January 10, 2021 MENTOR  is thrilled to announce the release of Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People. This resource, written by experts in the field, has been designed to benefit any adult who is looking for actionable ways to support a young person. Full of real-world advice that […]

Post-COVID world for students and the need to support the whole child

By Dr. Tami Silverman, Indiana Youth Institute We have all thought about our individual “Before pandemic times…” looking back to a seemingly easier period. But what has the continued pandemic experience and impact been on our youth? For many, if not most students, the past 18+ months have been particularly traumatic. They have experienced persistent […]

The youth mental health crisis is real, but teachers can’t solve it alone

By David B. Shapiro and Stephanie M. Jones, The Hill The U.S. surgeon general this month issued a stark warning about the state of mental health among America’s youth. Citing mounting evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to social isolation, feelings of hopelessness, and self-harm among adolescents, his public health advisory urged immediate action […]

New study explores the contexts, barriers, and motivations of friend’s parents and family friends as natural youth mentors

Christensen, K. M., & Poon, C. Y. S. (2021). Exploring Friend’s Parents and Family Friends as Natural Mentors for Youth: Contexts, Motivation, and Barriers. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02153-5 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Natural mentorships are a viable way to provide emotional, social, functional, and instrumental support for youth. Granovetter’s model is […]

New study explores the role peer contagion has in group mentoring outcomes

Joseph, H. L., & Kuperminc, G. P. (2021). A brief report on peer influence in group mentoring: A source of peer contagion or prosocial behavior change? Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22743 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Group mentoring programming is a popular approach to foster supportive relationships in various institutions, such as community centers and […]