Profiles in Mentoring

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 martial 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 Chatelane, 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 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 Walker OCTOBER […]

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 one mentor really made a difference
By October 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Mathew Broderick describes how one mentor really 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 […]

The many mentors of Steve Carell
By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The many mentors of Steve Carell

  My second-grade teacher was named Mr. Blackman, and he pretty much sent me on my way as an actor. I remember we were doing the Indians and the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. I was a Native American in a canoe, and I was rowing. It was all mime. And I remember rowing and then switching […]

Meet Professor Richard Lerner, positive youth development pioneer
By September 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Meet Professor Richard Lerner, positive youth development pioneer

Tufts University developmental scientist challenges the myth of the troubled adolescent in book, “The Good Teen” How did teenagers get such a bad rap? You can go back to the time of the Greeks and find teenagers causing problems. The scientific study of adolescence began in 1904, with G. Stanley Hall, one of the leading […]

Meet mentoring researcher Simon Larose

Meet mentoring researcher Simon Larose

We are thrilled to feature Professor Simon Larose, whose work has deepened our understanding of the role of attachment relationships in mentoring. Simon is a professor in the Department of Education at the University of Laval. He has been a steady contributor to the field of youth mentoring and has published over 60 scientific articles, book chapters, […]

Meet positive youth develop expert Reed Larson

Meet positive youth develop expert Reed Larson

Editor’s note: Reed Larson’s seminal research on the lives of teenagers helped to launch the field of positive youth development, and his insights and findings continue to enrich the work of mentoring researchers. His work explores the contexts of daily life and how developmental processes unfold in extra-curricular activities. Reed is a professor in the Department of Human and Community […]

Meet “grit” psychologist Angela Duckworth

Meet “grit” psychologist Angela Duckworth

by Max Nesterak (excerpted from The Psych Report) MN: You say in your TED Talk that we need to be grittier about making our kids grittier. Now that you’ve already said you don’t know, could you point to any leads that you have that you possibly think could make us grittier? AD: When I did […]