I created this graphic last week to illustrate the progression of thinking that I've followed for the past 20 years.
I know from my own experiences and those of others, and from much reading, that connecting youth with caring adults can have a positive impact.
I also know that…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on November 24, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments
I've been reading Curt Bonk's book titled the World is Open and have put in dozens of sticky notes on pages with links to on-line learning resources that he mentions. I intended to go back and find these, one at a time, and add them to my own library on the Tutor/Mentor Connection site.
However, Curt's already done much of the work of building a list of resources. Visit this page and …Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on July 7, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments
You can do it. Most kids love to talk about themselves and are thrilled when adults give them their full attention. You might be surprised to hear what they want to be when they grow up.
You can provide mentoring through a volunteer program such as those sponsored by the National Mentoring Partnership, Tutor/Mentor Connection, The Boys & Girls Club, Read Aloud America, America’s Promise, the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation and many other…Continue
This photo shows Mike Trakan with one of the maps he has created for Tutor/Mentor Connection since he joined us in Jan 2008. View the maps and read the articles he writes on the mappingforjustice blog
The T/MC received a $50,000 donation from an…
Added by Daniel Bassill on February 2, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments
I posted a message on Facebook telling how I'd been involved for 37 years and how my life has been enriched as a result. One of our former students posted this response:
No, THANK YOU for caring when no one else would, you started a movement and I have watched it blossom into something I couldnt imagine back at St. Matthews Church, you and your family have sacrificed so much time, and Im proof that just one person can make such a huge impact on someone's life. Love ya…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on January 26, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments
I've led Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection since 1993. That was well before the internet became such an important tool. I've used computers to organize and communicate my ideas since around 1980. Thus, much of what I've created in the past is stored on floppy disks that may never be opened again.
Added by Daniel Bassill on September 4, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments
Imagine the first meeting you ever had with a student who you would be establishing a relationship with as their mentor or tutor.
Do you remember how nerve-racking and awkward it was not knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them?
I’ve worked at 3 different schools and youth centers before moving to…Continue