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This is a meeting place for anyone who wants to help inner city youth connect with extra adult tutors and mentors. Members need approval.

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Carih Branson is now a member of Tutor/Mentor Connection
Aug 30
Daniel Bassill commented on ProjectEDUCATE's group Africa Tutor Mentor Connection
"Here's the link to the Africa Transformation Report, 2021 produced by the African Center for Economic Transformation.  I hope all of you will read it and discuss it with each…"
Aug 12
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Facilitated meetings - much changed since 1990s

 In the early 1990s I became aware of something called Group Systems, which was a meeting facilitation aid, where everyone used computers to brainstorm ideas, then to organize and vote on them.  In this Feb 2020 blog article I include a quote from a 2000 article about group systems. Much has changed since the 1990s. Today I participated in a webinar focused on technology and…See More
Jul 8
Daniel Bassill commented on Emily Gunn's group Impact of Mentoring and Tutoring - Stories
"Here's comment received today from Tiffany Beals:"Hey Dan! I just wanted to pop in and let you know I really appreciated everything you and the tutors did for me and my family well not just us the community I talk about the program so much…"
Jul 3
Daniel Bassill updated their profile
Mar 9
Daniel Bassill left a comment for Brooke
"Hi Brooke.  Thanks for asking to join.I started this forum 13 years ago when there was a lot more activity in groups like this.  There's not much activity now. However, look around and see how you can use the blog, or what was…"
Dec 17, 2020
Brooke is now a member of Tutor/Mentor Connection
Dec 17, 2020
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Impact of Mentoring and Tutoring - Stories

If you have been a student or volunteer in a tutor/mentor program this is a place where you can post a short essay (or link to a blog or longer article) where you describe your experience and it's impact.See More
Dec 7, 2020

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Facilitated meetings - much changed since 1990s

 In the early 1990s I became aware of something called Group Systems, which was a meeting facilitation aid, where everyone used computers to brainstorm ideas, then to organize and vote on them.  In this Feb 2020 blog article I include a quote from a 2000 article about group systems. 

Much has changed since the 1990s. Today I participated in a webinar…

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Posted by Daniel Bassill on July 8, 2021 at 2:45pm

Archive of Twitter posts using Wakelet

 I post messages daily intended to draw visitors to my blogs and use hashtags like #tutor #mentor #learning to narrow the focus.



This week I learned about Wakelet which is a platform to archive and share collections of Tweets, based on specific #hashtags.



This graphic shows five collections on my page that I created in just a few minutes. 



See this…

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Posted by Daniel Bassill on February 7, 2018 at 5:41pm

Think of idea sharing as exploding fireworks

I started this forum in 2007 when platforms like Ning were a new way to meet, connect and share ideas.  While a few people still join every year the forum has not been very active for a few years.



However, I still use it to archive work done in the past and to maintain connections for those who did join.



I created this graphic recently to show how an idea…

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Posted by Daniel Bassill on September 22, 2017 at 1:36pm

Holiday Appeal from Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

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 with other cities after support for the strategy was discontinued in…

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Posted by Daniel Bassill on December 12, 2016 at 1:08pm

Are you using annotation to support student, volunteer and staff learning?

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…

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Posted by Daniel Bassill on December 4, 2016 at 11:46am

 
 
 

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