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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
Emily Gunn's group was featured

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
Daniel Bassill commented on Emily Gunn's group Impact of Mentoring and Tutoring - Stories
"Here's Dec. 2020 Facebook post from former student  Kaeaiya Holmes Daniel F. Bassill "thank you, I am so grateful for the Tutor Mentor Connection at the Church that followed to the Montgomery Wards building that gave some concern to…"
Dec 5, 2020
Daniel Bassill replied to Daniel Bassill's discussion Articles to read about Social Network Analysis in the group Social Network Analysis Project with T/MC - archive
"Few have been measuring growth of social capital of students enrolled in school and/or non-school programs. This Christensen Institute article shines a spotlight on the need to do this and shares some tools and examples of work being done.  It…"
Jul 14, 2020
Daniel Bassill commented on ProjectEDUCATE's group Africa Tutor Mentor Connection
"Here's the link to a small school in Africa that I've been connected to via its leader, since mid 2000s.  http://www.brakwainternationalschool.org/The school needs a lot of help, including finding a way to bring it's message…"
Jan 30, 2020
Daniel Bassill commented on ProjectEDUCATE's group Africa Tutor Mentor Connection
"Are any of you aware of Knowledge Transfer Africa?  The link points to an "about us" page.  Find a series of blog articles, written since 2015, like this one. "
Oct 18, 2019

Blog Posts

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…


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…


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…


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…


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

Follow this "Learning Path" through the ideas of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

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 talent and operating dollars needed to constantly move from…


Posted by Daniel Bassill on April 27, 2016 at 2:14pm


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