Profiles in Mentoring

Rising Star: Meet Dr. Lindsey Weiler

Rising Star: Meet Dr. Lindsey Weiler

Editors Note: We are pleased to introduce mentoring researcher, Lindsey Weiler. Lindsey is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow under the direction of  Dr. Heather Taussig. In this segment, UMass Boston doctoral student, Stella Kanchewa (SK), delves deeper into Lindsey’s (LW’s) work with Mentor Families and more  SK Your research has focused on vulnerable youth […]

Pedro Noguera: Why students need more than ‘grit’

Pedro Noguera: Why students need more than ‘grit’

By Pedro A. Noguera and Anindya Kundu Recently, “grit” has received growing attention from educators and others as the critical ingredient to academic success. Given our nation’s admiration for the rugged individual, it is understandable why we choose to glorify guts and grit. However, it is less clear why the idea has become such a […]

An interview with Professors Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane

An interview with Professors Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane

Editor’s note: If you are interested in how poverty affects young people and their educational opportunities, I’d like recommend  Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Outcomes, edited by Greg Duncan (U.C.-Irvine) and Richard Murnane (Harvard University). This volume explores how rising inequality is compromising the capacity of public schools to provide our nation’s youth with opportunities for […]

An interview with Jane Pauley
By February 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

An interview with Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley is an inspiration to the encore movement – and a leading light. A longtime Purpose Prize judge, she has been the abiding presence at our annual Purpose Prize event over the past three years. Now, in her compelling book, “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life”, Jane provides a vision for […]

Erin Hodge-Williams Black Males Need Opportunities, Mentors
By February 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Erin Hodge-Williams Black Males Need Opportunities, Mentors

by Erin Hodge-Williams “I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential.” President Barack Obama, 2014 State of the Union address.  Talent is everywhere, but opportunity isn’t. President Obama reminded us […]

We can all learn from the late George Albee
By February 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

We can all learn from the late George Albee

Editors Note: George Albee (1921-2006) was an influential mentor in my life and, by association, the “grandmentor” of many young scholars in the field of mentoring. In this interview, from Lifelines we hear about the intellectual basis for our field and the need for prevention services. I am grateful to Lifelines for conducting and posting this interview. George […]

Meet Andrew Meltzoff
By January 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Meet Andrew Meltzoff

by Bruce Bower (Science News) Developmental psychologist Andrew Meltzoff codirects the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. Meltzoff and his colleagues published a paper titled “Foundations for a New Science of Learning” in Science. Meltzoff recently spoke with Science News writer Bruce Bower. What does the science of […]

Meet Kate Bronner, Foster Forward Program Coordinator
By December 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Meet Kate Bronner, Foster Forward Program Coordinator

A note from Connected Learning Editor, Dr. Sarah Schwartz: Mike Garringer recently wrote a thoughtful column about whether we should be devoting more time and resources to natural mentoring or focusing primarily on formal mentoring relationships. I wanted to highlight a program working with youth in the foster care system that is doing both, including […]

Meet Dr. Heather Taussig, International Expert on Mentoring Youth in Foster Care
By November 12, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Meet Dr. Heather Taussig, International Expert on Mentoring Youth in Foster Care

Editor’s Note: We are honored to feature Dr. Heather Taussig. Dr. Taussig is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Taussig was named Outstanding Young Professional for her work on child abuse […]

★ Meet Professor Patrick Tolan, author of the  new meta-analysis on youth mentoring
By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

★ Meet Professor Patrick Tolan, author of the new meta-analysis on youth mentoring

  Editor’s Note: We are honored to feature University of Virginia’s, Professor Patrick Tolan.  Professor Tolan is an internationally recognized authority on youth violence and prevention. He is author or co-author of more than 160 books, monographs, chapters, articles and technical reports on topics related to children’s mental health, prevention and intervention, and the development of urban children and families. […]