Profiles in Mentoring

Who in the world is Irvin Westheimer?

Who in the world is Irvin Westheimer?

Editor’s Note: If you’re like me, you have always assumed that Big Brothers Big Sisters of America–which forever shaped the modern mentoring movement–was founded by court clerk and child advocate Ernest Coulter in the early 1900’s. But a little research (o.k. procrastination) revealed another less sung hero in it’s origins. Irvin Westheimer, who lived for more […]

The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People
By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People

Editor’s Note: In this column, we will be continuing our series of offering bits of advice from 101 of our country’s most successful men and women. The advice was compiled by writer Vince Reardon into a book, The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People which will be available for purchase next mont. After gathering all the advice, Vince […]

★ An interview with Professor Joe Allen
By January 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

★ An interview with Professor Joe Allen

The Chronicle is honored to feature Joe Allen, one of the nation’s leading experts on adolescent development, especially parent and peer relationships. His work is also featured in the Chronicle. Joe is the Hugh Kelly Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and a licensed clinical psychologist. In an ambitious ninety-classroom study funded by the William T. […]

★Rising Star: Professor Julia Pryce
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★Rising Star: Professor Julia Pryce

A conversation with Professor Julia Pryce, author of  new study on mentor attunement  JR (Jean Rhodes): In your study, you and your team sat in classrooms and schools and watched relationships in action. Did you ever feel that your presence influenced the ways in which the adult and youth interacted?  JP: Our presence had minimal […]

The Misery of Mentoring Millennials in the workplace
By January 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Misery of Mentoring Millennials in the workplace

“For a new generation of workers, the idea of seeking out a single career confidant is as old-fashioned as a three-martini lunch…” By Marina Khidekel  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-14/the-misery-of-mentoring-millennials When Christina Wallace, then 25, started a job at a management consulting firm in 2009, she was assigned two mentors: one, a career counselor; the other, an office-culture guru. “It […]

Meet Professor John M. Gottman, a leading expert on relationships
By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Meet Professor John M. Gottman, a leading expert on relationships

Editor’s Note: Professor John Gottman of the University of  Washington is one of the leading scholars on marital and other relationships and the factors that both strengthen and diminish understanding and closeness. Gottman is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington. He co-directos the Washington’s Relationship Research Institute and the Gottman Institute with his wife. In […]

Georgetown professor discusses how to talk to children about Ferguson
By December 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Georgetown professor discusses how to talk to children about Ferguson

By Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D., PBS.org I watched the unrest in Ferguson unfold while preparing for the start of a new academic year and began to think about the various ways I could talk about the crisis with my students. That’s how #FergusonSyllabus was born. As I shared more resources, I found that educators from the early childhood […]

Why a syndicated columnist struggles with the terms “mentor” and “mentee”
By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Why a syndicated columnist struggles with the terms “mentor” and “mentee”

Editor’s note: Here’s some thoughts for those of us who have struggled somewhat with using “mentor” as a verb, and with replacing protege with “mentee.” From the Christian Science Monitor The Monitor’s language columnist has made peace with ‘mentor’ as a verb; ‘mentee’ as the term for the one being mentored, not so much. By Ruth […]

Why Kevin Spacey thinks we should “send the elevator back down”
By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Why Kevin Spacey thinks we should “send the elevator back down”

 by Jean Rhodes  I recently attended a lecture by Kevin Spacey at the University of Virginia in which he drew on provocative quotes from the House of Cards to dole out advice to the many students in attendance. Although most of it followed the usual contours of working hard and taking risks, he also talked about the vital role of mentors […]

Mathew Broderick describes how many mentors made a difference
By October 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Mathew Broderick describes how many mentors made a difference

My father, he was my man. I was very close to him. Even when I don’t wanna be like my father, I’m like my father. I notice it more now that I have children. I can’t help it. The good and the bad. But it’s mostly good. From the minute I saw Jason Robards, I wanted […]