Tagged with mentoring

For Young Latino Readers, an Image Is Missing

Like many of his third-grade classmates, Mario Cortez-Pacheco likes reading the “Magic Tree House” series, about a brother and a sister who take adventurous trips back in time. He also loves the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” graphic novels. But Mario, 8, has noticed something about these and many of the other books he … Continue reading

To Train Teachers, a New Lesson Plan

Standing before a class of 28, Katie Filippini was losing the battle to teach her third-graders that the “er” in “germ” sounds the same as the “ir” in “dirt.” Ten minutes into the lesson, two boys fought over space on the blue carpet, a girl giggled at the commotion and a boy named Dandre stared … Continue reading

Online-Mentor Program Raises Retention of At-Risk Science Students

For 13 years, Mary F. Fernández has advised college students studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. But when she hears from them, it’s usually about more than just picking classes or handling a course load. Take the student she mentored this past academic year, a Ph.D. candidate in biological engineering from Ghana, studying at an … Continue reading