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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…"
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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
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

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About Me:
I led a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program for more than 35 years. I created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in 2011 to share ideas, innovate and help tutor/mentor programs grow in Chicago and other cities. I use my blog and the http://www.tutormentorexchange.net web site to share what I and others know so that more and better tutor/mentor programs can grow in Chicago and other major cities.
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http://www.tutormentorexchange.net
What do you hope to learn, or share, on this forum?
My goal is to inspire members to use the ideas we share in their own daily actions so that we increase the reach and frequency of messages that mobilize volunteers and donors to support volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other cities where there are high concentrations of poverty.

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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 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 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 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 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 on December 4, 2016 at 11:46am

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At 4:15pm on August 5, 2017, Daniel Galvão Rosa Delmanto said…

Hello, Dan!

The article on Rio describes very well what is happening.

And your report is very important, also.

One of the worst obstacles to social justice in Brazil has been judicial inequality.

It would be worth trying to translate this short article from a known doctor who works in prisons in the city of São Paulo, here http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/colunas/drauziovarella/2017/08/1907201-desigualdade-judiciaria.shtml.

I appreciated very much the link for the CLMOOC and will participate.

Daniel

At 7:04pm on February 10, 2016, Daniel Galvão Rosa Delmanto said…

Hi, Daniel

I've been reading your posts for one week (since you viewed my profile in Linkedin) and as I start to understand the TMC's principles, I become more and more interested. I work as a sociology teacher in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and I think the kind of approach you propose is totally original here, so I'm a begginer.

Thanks,

Daniel Delmanto

At 8:51pm on August 23, 2015, Travis Centers said…

Hi, Daniel. 

Thank you for the response! You do not need to worry about me, I'll play nice in the sandbox. I was invited by a friend of mine to join, so I am checking it out. I would love to grab coffee in the loop sometimes. Email me at travis@donorpath.org, and we'll find a time to connect. 

Best, 

Travis 

At 8:10pm on January 26, 2015, Maxine Williams said…

Hey Dan

I don't know if you remember me.  I spoke at the June 2013 conference and have attended earlier conferences.  I told you I would consider volunteering after I retired.  Can you use some help getting the next conference together?    Maxine

At 3:02pm on July 30, 2014, Ronda Howard said…

Daniel,

Today I shared information with two start-up organizations about your websites

and how it is the best resources for a new business.  We plan on working  together on your website.

Kind Regards

Ronda (BFJP)

 

At 5:25pm on February 12, 2014, Scott Staunton said…

Daniel,

Thank you for sharing this information.  I will be reviewing it.  Look forward to chatting down the road.

Kind regards,

Scott

At 5:24pm on February 12, 2014, Scott Staunton said…

Daniel, one of the reasons I was attracted to a conversation with you is that you had already posted the graphic on Mentoring Kids to Careers.  Thanks for sharing the link again.

Scott

At 2:48pm on February 9, 2014, Scott Staunton said…

Thanks for your note.  Could we chat sometime next Wednesday over the phone?  Kind regards, S

At 10:43am on November 22, 2013, Jay Rosenbloom said…

Daniel,

    Thank you for your help. We are a new group, having trouble finding volunteers. I will follow your advice and see what happen. If there is anything I can do to assist you, please let me know.

Thanks,

Jay

At 4:27pm on October 6, 2013, Adebayo Tayo Kehinde said…

Please daniel what help can u render to help develop my skill as a mentor

 
 
 

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