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New research has implications for mentoring and fitness-related social media
By February 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

New research has implications for mentoring and fitness-related social media

Posted by Alexis Blue, futurity.org The more exercise-related posts we see on social media, the more concern we feel about our own weight, which may lead to unhealthy body image, according to new research. “When people received more posts about exercise, it made them more concerned about their weight—more self-conscious—and that’s not a good thing,” […]

Are current mentoring models bad for kids’ health?
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Are current mentoring models bad for kids’ health?

BERNADETTE SÁNCHEZ, PHD, NMRC RESEARCH BOARD MEMBER & PROFESSOR AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY Editor’s Note: This blog article was originally posted on the National Mentoring Resource Center website. NMRC Research Board members were asked to share their key insights from last year’s National Mentoring Summit based on a workshop they lead, an innovation they learned about, […]

Do your mentors benefit from being a mentor?
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Do your mentors benefit from being a mentor?

Written by Justin Preston In a Forbes article written late last year, Brett Steenbarger discusses what he calls the “psychology of giving”. In it, he argues that, when we experience ourselves as givers, we receive a deep and enduring affirmation of our value to others. That’s nice, as far as it goes, but is that […]

Tipping points and a path to more effective mentoring
By February 15, 2018 5 Comments Read More →

Tipping points and a path to more effective mentoring

By Jean Rhodes In a recent JAMA psychiatry paper, Boston University researchers described a very effective strategy for helping depressed, overwhelmed low-income young women engage in active problem solving. In just six 45 minute one-on-one sessions, the women learned how to discuss the daily “sticky points” in their lives and then, as the lead author […]

Seven steps to helping your male mentee express his emotions
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Seven steps to helping your male mentee express his emotions

Written by Justin Preston Can boys share their feelings with one another? Is it okay for them to say that they love each other? There are a wide range of expectations that boys pick up around how they should act, and how they should act with others. Often, these expectations include not expressing emotion, unless […]

Rolling up your sleeves: Why it’s important for programs to focus on the work
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Rolling up your sleeves: Why it’s important for programs to focus on the work

Written by Justin Preston Engaging in the work of mentoring, whether you are a mentor yourself or plying your trade in a program, can be rewarding intrinsically (“I’m doing work to make my community better”) and professionally (“My mentoring skills are improving!”). In addition to these, though, one of the guiding lights that leads people […]

New research highlights role of STEM making in addressing equity in historically marginalized communities
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New research highlights role of STEM making in addressing equity in historically marginalized communities

Calabrese Barton, A., & Tan, E. (2017). FABLEARN 2017 Proceedings. In Proceedings of FABLEARN Conference 2017, Stanford, USA, 4 pages. https://doi.org/0000001.0000001 Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction Inequality and underrepresentation of youth from historically marginalized communities have been stubbornly persistent in STEM fields. However, with the advent of maker spaces, and the associated maker movement, there […]

Discussing the unspeakable: Steps to foster conversations  in the wake of tragedy
By February 14, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

Discussing the unspeakable: Steps to foster conversations in the wake of tragedy

Editor’s Note: In light of recent events resulting in the death of 17 people in a school shooting in Parkland, FL, the eighth school shooting that has resulted in death or injury in the US since January 1, 2018, we are re-posting an article first published in October of last year. The context may be […]

Register Today! 2018 European Mentoring Summit – March 14 – 16

Register Today! 2018 European Mentoring Summit – March 14 – 16

Register now for the upcoming European Mentoring Summit 14 – 17 March 2018, Berlin The European Mentoring Summit will be a great opportunity to strengthen your network, get to know the diversity of the mentoring scene, and share and gain new insights from mentoring research and practice. The event brings together more than 200 mentoring practitioners, researchers, and educational […]

Policy Corner: January updates with Janet Forbush

Policy Corner: January updates with Janet Forbush

Written by Janet Forbush, Senior Policy Advisor with the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring January 2018 The month of January is an especially important marker in the mentoring field, having been designated as National Mentoring Month.  During January of 2018, over 1,000 mentoring researchers, advocates, and program practitioners came together in Washington, DC to […]