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  1. Nov 2022
    1. locally-based staff and carries out its programs in conjunction with local partners. Teams of international instructors and volunteers support the programs through projects year-round.

      So many good features in your project!

      Employing local staff that know the setting and can be role models for the kids.

      Supporting mentoring by volunteers to scale.

      Working with bodies to get a visceral experience that change is possible.

      Mentoring in groups to build a community.

      Spotlighting diversity and building bridges beyond the local community.

      Some related resources: Ballet dancer from Kibera

      Fighting poverty and gang violence in Rio's favelas with ballet

  2. May 2022
    1. Eventually, Dalio took outside advice: Jim Collins, author of the fabled management book Good to Great is a favoured mentor

      who is Ray mentor?

  3. Aug 2021
  4. Jun 2021
    1. I remember my teacher, Ms. Garcia—I'll never forget her, she's an angel. She signed us up for this program where you could go ride along with the cop and you would go to a store, you had $200 and you could buy whatever you want.

      Life in the US, School, Teachers

    1. Luisa: Mr. R. is the best teacher I have had and he changed my life. Mr. R is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful human being. [Pause] I had a lot of teachers that would not … They would question me and they would ... All the stuff that I would write, they would question if I was okay mentally because of all this darkness [Chuckles] that I would write about, because a lot of my stories or a lot of my poetry was extremely dark. I don't think that's a bad thing you know. I think that's just trying to get rid of the … it's a catalyst. You're trying to get rid of everything that's inside of you, and that's how I did it.Luisa: Mr. R was the first one that recognized it as something good. We still keep in touch—beautiful human being. I knew this. He would speak to me like we were adults—like I was an adult. I was a thirteen-year-old girl and we had conversations like adults. I don't know how appropriate it was or what he saw in me, but we had conversations like adults. I would stay after class for hours just discussing books that he would give me, and he would give me books out of his collection for me to read.

      Time in the US, School, Middle School, Teachers; Time in the US, Mentors, Teachers

  5. Jul 2020
    1. We need to teach youth to fish for mentors and we need to stock the pond with more mentors.

      I like this analogy

  6. Nov 2019
    1. Pre-service teachers can benefit from the use of simulations that reproduce classroom environments, student behaviors and profiles, and academic outcomes to guide their craft as educators. In this text, simSchool is briefly evaluated by student teachers to determine its usefulness. While the study had significant limitations of volunteer test subjects in a one-time usage of the tool, simSchool still was given some high marks for it's purpose and realistic depiction of student profiles and classroom environment. Finding suggest simulations like simSchool can continue to improve and with long-term use, would be effective at developing skills for educators. Rating: 8/10

  7. Jul 2019
    1. I found a mentor and a guide,

      In your development as a teacher, who has played or is playing the role of mentor or guide?

  8. Feb 2019
    1. Learners need support from peers and mentors to persist through setbacks and challenges

      We can help to guide our students through their mistakes ad hardships by being supportive and encouraging. Building a positive relationship with them is very meaningful and lucrative to setting up their learning environment.

  9. Feb 2017
    1. But there is nothing worse than someone committing to help you and then making you feel like you are an annoyance.

      This would absolutely be awful!

    2. Unfortunately two mentors I had very early on in my business life had interest in my business for their own benefit, whether it be to use our services for free or at a discount or to potentially buy my business.

      Definitely a no no when it comes to mentoring!