Issue No. 113
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|* I want to do better.
How do I find time to learn?
* American Graduate and Education Nation events - Sept 22 -28
* Networking and Learning Opportunity - Nov. 19 in Chicago
* Are you looking for a place to volunteer?
* Where do you learn? How do you share your ideas?
* President's Message - Problem to big to get involved?
|I want to do better. How do I find time to learn?|
This graphic was created by an intern working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection. It shows that any one of us has the ability to connect people we know with information we can use to help kids in all parts of a big city like Chicago. Engaging students in projects that create graphics like this is one way to connect them with volunteers who might expand the student's understanding of technology, data and graphics. It's also one way to create collaborative learning and draw viewers from among family, friends and neighbors of the students creating these graphics.
See more like this at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/definition-of-issues/ideasanimation
Every day is a Learning Day
Have you listened to any of the video presentations by Sir Ken Robinson? This blog article provides a link to one and offers some thoughts on creating learning communities. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-want-to-do-better-but-dont-have-time.html
This weekend! Connect with others during September and October in these events:
American Graduate Day - Saturday, Sept. 22. http://americangraduate.org/grad-day
Follow on Twitter at #AmGrad
See what's happening in Chicago - http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=87,1
During September join the #TalkPoverty Twitter campaign urging Presidential and Vice-Presidential debate moderators to ask questions about improving policies for children.
Learning is not just for youth! If you are a volunteer tutor or mentor here are some
resources that you can use to help you throughout the coming year. If
you serve on the Board of Directors of a tutor/mentor program the
articles in the Research Section may interest you.
Homework Help Links - http://tinyurl.com/TMC-Homework-Resources
Research Section of Tutor/Mentor Connection Library - http://tinyurl.com/TMI-ResearchLinks
Drop Out Prevention 9/18/2012 webnar slides
|Networking and Learning Opportunity - November 19, 2012, Chicago|
Next conference November 19 at Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago.
The Tutor/Mentor Connection has organized a networking conference every six months since May 1994. These are now being organized under the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC organizational structure.
Here's what one participant said after last November's conference. "What a great day Friday was at the Tutor/Mentor Conference in Chicago! This is either my 3rd or 4th one and I learn something new every time that enhances my programming and benefits my young people!"
Image created by Tutor/Mentor Connection
While we are still recruiting people to
host workshops this list shows some of the speakers who will be
|Are you looking for a place to volunteer? Have you found a place?|
Visit any of the web sites below to post opportunities for people to volunteer with your organization or to search for organizations near you where you might volunteer time or talent.
* MENTOR resources
and referral service -
In the Chicago region, use the Map-Based Tutor/Mentor Program Locator and Links library to help locate programs in specific zip codes. Our aim is to help programs grow and thrive in all parts of the region where they are needed.
|Where do you learn? Where do you share your own ideas?|
to the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC 4-part strategy was created using
Prezi.com. View the presentation at
Scribd.com - Since October 20, 2011 more than 23,000 reads have been recorded of the documents in this collection. http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/3299390
Slideshare.com - I have had a few
Slideshare for a couple of years. I updated them this week.
YouTube Videos -
|This problem is far to big for me to get involved. Do you feel this way?|
by Daniel F. Bassill
I read this article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review web site and it made me think that the way I've been trying to engage people is actually causing many to not get involved. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/the_problem_with_problem_statements
For the past 18 years I've followed newspapers and created maps showing places in the city where the news media were drawing attention to acts of violence or poorly performing schools. My intention was to motivate people who were angered by the bad news to want to become personally involved in helping change the conditions in the neighborhood. One way would be to support the growth of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs. See some of these stories at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/search/label/violence
I've also built a library with research articles and blogs where writers show the cost of poverty, the skills gaps, the drop out crisis, etc. Instead of creating this research myself my goal has been to re-circulate articles written by people with far more skills and research talent than myself. Motivating more people to read these articles and become personally involved in providing resources to support solutions has been my goal.
However, maybe there is another way
to launch this conversation. What do you think? Can you share
your ideas with me on Twitter @tutormentorteam or on Facebook at
19, 2012 I'll be hosting a fall
Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference. Perhaps you can
come to the conference and share your ideas. This bi-annual
event aims to bring leaders of youth serving organizations together
with supporters and those who want to start new programs while
building public attention that increases volunteer and donor support
of tutor/mentor programs throughout the Chicago region and in other
cities. Please help.
* Submit a proposal to present a workshop: http://www.tutormentorconference.org/present.asp
Thank you! You read to the bottom of the page. I'd like to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or join one of the forums I've pointed to.
luck to everyone as they launch a new school year of tutoring and
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