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 challenge that I face and I'm sure you do too, is that I only have 24 hours in a day and reading and learning what is here is just one part of my job as CEO of a small non profit organization. Thus, what strategies are you using to expand the understanding of all of this stuff in your organizations?

I have two strategies.

One is that I encourage my staff and interns to research the information on our site, and other sites, and write about their learning and experiences in blogs. This expands their understanding and shares it with others in the organization and beyond. At http://cabriniblog.blogspot.com you can view these various blogs.

Another strategy that I've launched recently is called COOL CASH and it's intended to encourage the teens and volunteers in our tutor/mentor program to review the links on the Tutor/Mentor Connection site, then reflect on what they find in weekly writing assignments posted in our student/volunteer portal. You an see the rules of Cool Cash and some of the weekly blog articles posted to encourage this here.

What are some of the strategies that others are using to expand the knowledge of what you are learning in forums like this so more people in your school, business, or non profit organization are using it?

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