All Blog Posts Tagged 'service' (7)

Work of Interns in Chicago focuses attention on poverty neighborhoods

This graphic is from a YouTube video created this month by one of two college students from South Korea who were working with me in Chicago. 

And this graphic is from a Prezi done by a second intern. You can view all six of their presentations here.…


Added by Daniel Bassill on July 3, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Top 10 Things Colleges Look For In An Applicant

"This is Fern"

Top Ten Things Colleges Look for in a High School Student

1. A high school curriculum that challenges the student. Academically successful students should include several Honors and Advanced Placement classes.

2. Grades that represent strong effort and an upward trend. Grades should show an upward trend over the years. However, slightly lower grades in a rigorous…


Added by Rachel M Angres on January 14, 2013 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Learning and teaching opportunity for interns.

This graphic is from an animation project done in Jan 2011 by a college intern from Korea who was working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago.  This illustrates the learning that occurs each week as a volunteer does service in a tutor/mentor program. It shows how volunteers share what they learn with people in their personal and work networks, which…


Added by Daniel Bassill on April 18, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Powerful Learning

Which is more powerful, a service or a community? This idea came up during the last ETT Community Meeting. A service was defined as a fully funded entity like your landline or your local hospital or even your community college. A community was defined more like a bunch of people who contribute to each other's learning. A community is an entity with which you can engage, and by engaging, learn.

The difference is both a but murky but at the same… Continue

Added by Durff on July 21, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

With so much knowledge, how do you sort through it and share it with your students, peers, parents and community?

I've browsed the 200 pages of introductions over the past year and it's amazing all of the great ideas that are here. I share some of these on my own Tutor/Mentor Connection web site so that volunteers and students in non-school tutor/mentor programs might use these just as often, or perhaps more often, than do kids in inner city schools.

The… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on March 13, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Building a network of non-school tutor/mentor programs

This is a map of the Chicago region showing concentrations of poverty and locations of poorly performing schools (according to state information). Our aim is that people use these maps to focus attention, and resources, on neighborhoods where non-school volunteer- based tutoring, mentoring, arts and/or technology programs might help keep kids safe, model different careers and aspirations than might be modeled in a high poverty area, and help… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on October 9, 2008 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Mobilizing the talent of student and workplace volunteers

I encourage you to visit the Tutor/Mentor Blog and view a flash presentation created by two student interns from Korea who are working in my Chicago non profit this month. The presentation shows some of the participants in the Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conference, held on May 29 and 30. It also has a… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on June 12, 2008 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

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