At its best, mentoring is teaching by relationship … by modeling and by conscious teaching. It’s putting the student first, which is a learned ability.

April 24, 2019
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At-Risk Youth: Trauma and Creativity

At-Risk Youth: Trauma and Creativity Since trauma creates tension that often feels unbearable, people have no choice but to find a release. A hallmark feature of […]
April 24, 2020
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Group Mentoring for Positive Youth Development

Group Mentoring for Positive Youth Development Often thought of as a one-on-one experience, mentoring is really a way of being with students. A mentoring orientation is […]
April 22, 2020
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My Teaching Experience Before Strengths-Based Mentoring

My Teaching Experience Before Strengths-based Mentoring Over recent years I have been struck by the feeling that our young people are falling through the cracks. Without […]
April 24, 2019
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Arts-Based Mentoring Trumps Standards-Based Education

Arts-Based Mentoring Trumps Standards-Based Education Imposed knowledge never becomes real knowledge; that can only come from within. Arts-based mentoring empowers students to learn creatively, from the […]