Digital Media and Connected Learning

The top 25 mentoring movies of all time!

The top 25 mentoring movies of all time!

By Jennifer Merrill, MENTOR Marketing & Communications Manager Yoda and Luke Skywalker. Coach Bombay and the Mighty Ducks. Professor Dumbledore and Harry Potter. When you think of mentors in pop culture, the stories are endless, building on a common thread of how important a mentor’s role is in relation to an individual’s personal journey. In […]

Tactful mentors: A mentor is often someone older, but must she also be wiser?   

Tactful mentors: A mentor is often someone older, but must she also be wiser?  

When I train mentors, especially those with considerable life and work experience, or when I discuss training with mentoring professionals who provide training to such mentors in their programs, I try to make clear my belief that mentors need to know that a youth mentor’s job is not to “talk at” or “inform” the mentee […]

Is Your Mentee Prepared for Life?
By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Is Your Mentee Prepared for Life?

By Ben Carpenter, reprinted from the New York Times As 16 million young adults set off for college this fall, they are looking at some frightening statistics. Despite the ever-rising cost of getting a degree, one number stands out like a person shouting in a campus library: According to a recent poll conducted by AfterCollege, an […]

Raising the bar: Levering the science of relationships to improve youth outcomes

Raising the bar: Levering the science of relationships to improve youth outcomes

by Jean Rhodes  This past week, Mentoring Central and Big Brothers Big Sisters announced an important collaboration that is likely to send ripples throughout the entire mentoring community.  BBBSA will adopt a customized version of Mentoring Central’s online mentor training program for use with up to 100,000 mentoring volunteers. The user-friendly course allows for “on-demand” interactive […]

Short Course on Youth Mentoring in the Digital Age
By November 22, 2013 8 Comments Read More →

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.

Digital media and mentoring
By August 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Digital media and mentoring

http://clrn.dmlhub.net/ Re-imagining learning for the 21st century Although many parents and educators have misgivings about the new generation’s immersion in digital media and social networking, these tools can be harnessed in news ways that build knowledge, connect young people to their interests and passions, and provide new pathways to learning. So, rather than squelch and […]