I created the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993 as part of a non-profit organization that also was creating a site-based tutor/mentor program serving teens in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood of Chicago. I created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in 2011 to keep the T/MC strategy going in Chicago and share it…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on December 12, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments
Here'sblog article showing three annotation tools.
In addition, here'sarticle I wrote in Jan 2016 to introduce annotation. In the comments section of the blog I've added updates. Are any of you using these tools?
If so, post a comment and link showing how you are using…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on December 4, 2016 at 11:46am — No Comments
I've hosted this Ning site since 2007 with the goal that teams from colleges, faith groups, businesses, etc. in Chicago and other cities would use the information and ideas to build strategies that make mentor-rich youth programs available in all high poverty neighborhoods, and help each get the on-going flow of…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on April 27, 2016 at 2:14pm — No Comments
Since the mid 1990s I've tried to visualize my ideas and strategies using PowerPoint and other drawing tools. I've been uploading these to slide share and other platforms for past few years. Here's one example.…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on September 29, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
This is one of many concept maps I've created to visualize the commitment I and other leaders need to make to help youth in all high poverty neighborhoods of a city get the support systems they need to more successfully move through school and into careers. While you can click through the nodes on this map, to other maps, I created this library of concept maps, to show the wide variety that…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on May 24, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments
I'm hosting a webinar focused on volunteer recruitment for tutor/mkentor programs at 2pm EST on April 21. You can sign up…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on April 19, 2015 at 8:03pm — No Comments
I hope all who visit this forum or who have joined it since 2007 will enjoy this holiday season and have peace, happiness, health and prosperity in 2015.
Added by Daniel Bassill on December 23, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments
This graphic is what you see when you visit the Tutor/Mentor Connection web library, which I've been building for more than 20 years (and on the Internet since 1998).
The library is organized into categories, just like any other library. You can find research showing where and why volunteer based tutor/mentor programs…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on June 21, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments
I'm trying to create a visualization that any youth serving organization might be willing to use to visually communicate what time of day they reach youth, what age range they serve and what types of learning and mentoring activities are offered.
This is what I've done so far. This…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on November 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
On Monday I hosted another Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago. This was the 40th in the past 20 years. I'm still going through attendance information, evaluations, etc. but it looks like about 105 attended.
Added by Daniel Bassill on November 6, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments
In every high poverty neighborhood there are one or two anchor institutions, like a hospital, university, bank, etc. that could provide leadership and strategic support to strategies that support the growth of youth mentoring programs.
If those same institutions also focus on community…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on April 27, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments
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
Here's a presentation you all might share to recruit talent to help your own organizations.…Continue
I just read this article on the Stanford Social Innovation review and I'm guilty of leading with problem statements and scaring off people who might want to help.
However, teaching old dogs new tricks is something that's hard to do, as is breaking long-term habits.
Thus, my solution is to recruit volunteers who might help shape the messages in ways that don't…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on September 15, 2012 at 12:14pm — 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
In the groups and blogs on this forum you can see how interns working with me in Chicago are creating visualizations that communicate our ideas in new ways.
In this blog titled Design for…Continue
In other articles I've pointed attention to the year-round strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection and shown how the May and November conferences have helped to get stories in Chicago media. I've now created a page on the web site where you can…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on September 26, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
This article quotes Malcolm Gladwell saying "if you want to shine, put in 10,000 hours".
It goes on to say "The greatest athletes, entrepreneurs, musicians and scientists emerge only after…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on August 26, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments
These I-Open process maps provided by Betsey Merkel are very good. I'd like to hear from any members of this forum who are finding ways to integrate them in their efforts to build and sustain high quality tutor/mentor programs in one, or more locations.
Here is the process of ...culture building,…Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on May 26, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments