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October 2010 Blog Posts (8)

The Discipline of Mentoring (Part I)

“There must always be room for judgment, but judgment aided—and even enhanced—by procedure.” Dr. Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right…


Added by Michael B. Romain on October 29, 2010 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Social Network Analysis of May 09 and Nov 09 Conference

Here is the link to my next blog http://kalyanimisra.blogspot.com/2010/10/social-network-analysis-of-may-09.html that talks about the SNA analysis of May 09 and Nov 09 conference. I have mapped both the conferences on the basis of conference attendees,geographical distribution, tutor/mentor programs, donors, speakers and tutor/mentor program participants from different poverty areas of Chicago.

Added by Kalyani Misra on October 27, 2010 at 11:14am — 1 Comment



Added by aliyu solomon barnabas on October 26, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Senator Moynihan's Redux

Like other intellectuals whose legacies have been marginalized, even mired, when the conditions of the world proved not very amenable, or outright hostile, to their theories, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan spent some time in the valley of… Continue

Added by Michael B. Romain on October 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Goal Management Resources for Mentors and Youth

Every day, youth in mentoring and tutoring program are setting goals and trying to reach them. Whether it’s earning an A in Biology, making the marching band, applying to colleges, or learning how to cook something other than grilled cheese, talking about goals is an important part of any mentoring relationship. Research from around the world has shown that youth with strong goals and strong goal-directed behaviors have the most positive development and the least negative…


Added by Mimi Arbeit on October 15, 2010 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Strained Suburbs

In the suburbs, where I live, there is an entire shadow population of impoverished citizens that is rarely mentioned in studies on poverty—an issue that most people seem to associate with the inner-city. But poverty is no respecter of jurisdiction. Dan’s recent blog…


Added by Michael B. Romain on October 8, 2010 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Analysis of November 08 Conference

I have created a set of maps to analyze the November 08 conference and to compare it with the May 08 conference. The maps show geographical distribution of the organizations with respect to T/MC and various attributes such as programs, speakers and relative distance are mapped in those plots. Here is the link to the blog http://kalyanimisra.blogspot.com/2010/10/analysis-of-november-08-conference.html.

Added by Kalyani Misra on October 5, 2010 at 12:51am — No Comments

Waiting for Superman...In Vain

The issue of education reform has gained considerable traction in the media, thanks in no small part to the documentary that Dan mentioned about a week ago called “Waiting for Superman”. I haven’t seen it yet, but apparently the scene on which the film’s raw emotional power hinges takes place…


Added by Michael B. Romain on October 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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