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Online education: turning graduates into a community of mentors?

I am part of an online philosophical community with an optional mentoring scheme. Those who complete enough lessons from a bank of hundreds graduate and can then become mentors to others, but few stay; how can I foster a sense of community amongst these graduates and encourage them to stick around to become valuable mentors to the waiting students? [more inside]
posted by tzb on Aug 12, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I find a career mentor in the archives/preservation field?

I've had difficulty finding a career mentor in the archives/preservation field because of a lack of local resources and the fact that I obtained my Masters degree online, which was rather 'alienating' and didn't really allow for the kind of student-professor relationship that blooms into recommendation letters and networking. Are there ways of seeking out (real, committed) mentors either online, or in my area (northern Virginia/Washington DC), preferably involving me providing volunteer work? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jul 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Foster Care Firsthand

I'm looking for blogs, books, articles or other materials written from the perspective of foster children or former foster children in the United States. I'm especially interested in those who aged out of foster care or who were adopted as older children/teens. [more inside]
posted by snarfles on Dec 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Have patience, young grasshopper. Also, revise your drafts.

I need someone to mentor me as I learn how to mentor. [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate on Sep 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me learn how to maintain friendships?

I am a good friend, I meet loads of interesting people, but I am terrible at maintaining friendships. Help me not end up alone, on my couch, eating out of a tuna can every night wondering what happened to all my friends. [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Nov 5, 2012 - 17 answers

College student friendly time management & study-skills related resources?

Can you recommend any time management and study-skills related resources for a freshman college student? [more inside]
posted by braveterry on Sep 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me be the best consultant I can be

I am in a great position (professionally speaking) and I don't know how to best take advantage of it. Please help? [more inside]
posted by Xany on Aug 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Enrichment and internships for a high-schooler in Rochester, NY.

My younger brother, a high-school sophomore, is asking about internships and other interesting opportunities for people his age in Rochester, NY. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Mar 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Mentoring Disabled Young Woman

Ideas for once-a-week meeting with mentally disabled young woman? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Feb 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Am I being stiffed by the family business?

I need to know if I'm being underpaid. I work for family and I think this actually gets me worse treatment than if I were a stranger. I am a skilled nutritionist with a background in biology. I write nutritional programs for people in the context of a retail nutrition store. I am good at what I do and get results. I am well liked by the customers. I also design much of the advertising for the store, for example small interior signs and large exterior signs. I use Photoshop and I have a background in design and art. Not to toot my own horn, but I am good enough that I've been offered outside work. I also write and do the layout for a monthly scientific newsletter. It takes me about 12 hours to produce. I can write well. (I got A's in college English at a good university). I've been working there for 5 years and I get paid around $29,000. I am beginning to write all of the web content for the website as well. It requires in depth knowledge of science. Thank you in advance. [more inside]
posted by KoiPond on Jan 25, 2012 - 39 answers

Mentor? Mentee? Mentos? - How to make the most of a mentoring relationship

Do you mentor someone? Are you being mentored? What advice would you give to someone who is new to mentoring? [more inside]
posted by pipstar on Nov 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Give me your education mentoring hacks.

Hope me be the best master teacher/mentor to a student teacher. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Oct 29, 2011 - 14 answers

He could create the next Superman...

Tips for a very young budding comic book writer: my eight-year-old son is really into drawing his own superhero comics filled with made-up characters and hilarious (to his parents, at least) visual jokes. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Jul 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Obi-Wan Kenobi to my Anakin

How do I make the most of a corporate mentor? [more inside]
posted by quirksilver on Apr 23, 2011 - 3 answers

What to give a mentor as a thank-you gift?

Is it appropriate to give a thank you gift to a mentor, and what can I give someone who doesn't drink, doesn't eat junk food, and doesn't like flowers? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 25, 2010 - 27 answers

following your bliss, writing mentor edition

Following your bliss, writing mentor edition -- how can positive experiences with mentoring and writing lead me to a career I'll love? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Oct 3, 2010 - 2 answers

What's Cooler Than Dancing in a Train Station?

What Are Some Creative Ways To Get People Interested In A Giving Campaign? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

I Want To Know Who Has Inspired You (And Who Can Then Inspire Me)

Most-Inspiring Writers, Thinkers, Poems, Websites, People? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Aug 20, 2009 - 23 answers

How to learn to be a better mentor/supervisor to teenagers?

How to learn to be a better mentor/supervisor to teenagers? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Aug 7, 2009 - 20 answers

What questions to ask some mentors?

I'm going to a "speed mentoring" event in the near future, and I need some ideas for good questions to ask the mentors... [more inside]
posted by gwenzel on May 7, 2009 - 1 answer

How can we help abused kids?

How can I help stop child abuse, other than writing a check? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Aug 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Need mentoring suggestion for career guidance

I am mentoring a person, who passed out of high school. He has learning disabilities. The learning disabilities are ADD (attention deficit disorder) and he cannot spell long words (dyslexia). As a result his interests in continuing education is less. However i think without some additional education you can't succeed in life. Can you please suggest some websites, which can help me to select a career for him, based on his interests. If you also know of any other good careers, based on the disabilities please let me know. He is in bay area , california. Any good colleges near by ? Any other general suggestions which might helpful, please share with me. This is my first mentoring voluntary assignment. The organization i work with told his grades are good enough to continue education, so that he can get a better paying job
posted by tom123 on Sep 12, 2007 - 22 answers

Online mentorship.

Let's say you have this great big idea to create an online mentoring program for pre-med/med students. Is there an online site doing a similar thing (not necessarily medical), allowing students to find mentors, utilizing online FOAF networking that uses web technologies? What could this all look like? I'd sure like ideas on how it might work or how it might be working for someone else. Thanks!
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Jul 30, 2007 - 1 answer

Animation kit/supplies for budding cartoonist?

Animation kit/supplies for budding cartoonist? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Jun 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Where do old webgeeks find a mentor?

I'm in my mid-30s and am feeling like I need to find a career/professional mentor. But I'm a mid-career (7+ years) web designer/producer. How do I find a mentor in a field that's not much older than my job? [more inside]
posted by dw on Oct 7, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I communicate upcoming events to volunteers?

What would allow multiple people to both upload information about events and view events that others have posted? [more inside]
posted by cubby on Jul 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Is there a programmer mentoring community online?

Is there an online community or web site that mentors new programmers? One in which the student is guided through the different phases of development of a small, but not insignificant program. If one doesn't exist, would it be a worthwhile endeavor to create a mentor community?
posted by grefo on Apr 29, 2004 - 5 answers

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