Student Mentoring

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Teaching Opinion Practical Ways Schools Can Support Student Learning Now
Instead of engaging in unrealistic solutions, schools should focus on those that will make students' lives better immediately.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 22, 2022
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Sofia Mendoza, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School, in Hilliard, Ohio, has been trained to notice early signs of mental health struggles in her peers and channel them to adults who can help.
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Student Well-Being In Their Own Words Peer Help for Mental Health: 'We Learn the Red Flags to Watch For'
A member of a specially trained group of students discusses finding help for peers struggling with mental health issues.
Catherine Gewertz, March 1, 2022
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Student Well-Being Students Train to Spot Peers With Mental Health Struggles and Guide Them to Help
As schools respond to COVID's toll on student mental health, peers can play a valuable role.
Catherine Gewertz, March 1, 2022
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Harvard University freshman Daniela Andrade on campus October 12, 2021 in Cambridge, Mass.
Harvard University freshman Daniela Andrade takes a break between classes earlier this fall at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
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College & Workforce Readiness 2021 Grad Builds Peer Support for College Planning
College-going clubs can support first-generation students, says Daniela Andrade, whose own high school club helped her get to Harvard.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 18, 2021
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Student Well-Being Why High School SEL Programs Feel 'Lame'—and How to Fix Them
Here's how to devise high school SEL lessons that don't feel preachy and align with adolescents' cognitive and psychological development.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 12, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion What Will It Take to Get High School Students Back on Track?
Three proven strategies can support high school graduation and postsecondary success—during and after the pandemic.
Robert Balfanz, August 18, 2021
5 min read
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Student Well-Being When Teachers and School Counselors Become Informal Mentors, Students Thrive
New research shows that informal school-based mentorships lead to academic success. But not all students have equal access to mentors.
Madeline Will, July 29, 2021
6 min read
Special Education Video Making a Difference for Students With Learning Differences 1 on 1
Eye to Eye pairs younger students with learning differences with older students with the same challenges to show them they’re not alone.
Jaclyn Borowski , July 28, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Students Need Better Connections. To Wi-Fi, Yes, But Also to Teachers
We have to fix our digital divide, but let’s not lose sight of the relationship divide, writes one superintendent.
Susan Enfield, July 21, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion City Year CEO on Supporting Students Through the Pandemic
Rick Hess speaks with City Year CEO Jim Balfanz on how members serve as "student-success coaches," even amidst the pandemic.
Rick Hess, March 31, 2021
6 min read
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Teaching Profession Opinion What Your Students Will Remember About You
The best teachers care about students unconditionally but, at the same time, ask them to do things they can’t yet do.
Angela Duckworth, January 6, 2021
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Student Well-Being How to Build Relationships With Students During COVID-19
The beginning of the semester is a crucial time to bridge social distances to form the personal connections that students will need to sustain them academically and emotionally.
Arianna Prothero, September 2, 2020
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Student Well-Being Explainer Teaching Social-Emotional Skills Amid COVID-19
There are ways to attend to students’ social-emotional growth even when they are learning remotely or sitting in a classroom six feet apart.
September 2, 2020
3 min read
Student Well-Being Want to Improve Math Teaching? Try Coaching the Coaches
An instructional program in Tennessee uses a continuous-improvement process to try to help math coaches do their jobs better.
Madeline Will, June 12, 2018
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