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What are nonprofits for?

What are nonprofits for? | Teaching and Mentoring | Scoop.it
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A good question as the lines between private, for-profit enterprises and nonprofit organizations is becoming ever more blurred.  This column touches on many of the issues facing the nonprofit sector.

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Should Nonprofit Boards Be Dissolved?

Should Nonprofit Boards Be Dissolved? | Teaching and Mentoring | Scoop.it
Kim Klein takes on the age-old question among nonprofits: “Boards! (hunh!) What are they good for?” Her answer is well worth the read.
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Kim Kleiin, fundraiser extraordinaire, provides a commentary on why nonprofit boards are still relevant. @npquarterly

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Ever wondered how to become better at presenting/speaking?

Ever wondered how to become better at presenting/speaking? | Teaching and Mentoring | Scoop.it
Usually public speaking and presentation workshops start by teaching you a concrete technique or style to enable you to engage your audiences followed with some practice and recordings. The objecti...
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Good thoughts on improving your public speaking skills.

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Mentoring and Advising First Generation and Graduate Students of Color

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Dyana Mason's insight:

Great article that touches on the existing (limited research) on mentoring and advising graduate students and first generation students of color.

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Dian J Harrison, MSW, MPA's curator insight, July 25, 2014 5:17 PM

It is important to understand that if we want to insure that first generation and graduate students of color are successful in college and graduate school, then we have to provide them with all they need to reach that goal!  According to this article, a mentor can make all the difference in the achievement of these students!

Dyana Mason's comment, July 25, 2014 6:06 PM
Can't agree with you more, Dian!
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The problem with public policy schools

The problem with public policy schools | Teaching and Mentoring | Scoop.it
There are more and more of them, but can their students fix anything?
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Academia does tend to run behind the trends occurring in the workforce.  Public Affairs/Public Administration schools have been growing really fast these last few years, and are having a little bit of an identity crisis.  Who are we training for what, exactly?

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Dian J Harrison, MSW, MPA's comment, July 25, 2014 5:04 PM
What can academia do to insure that theory can be transferred into practice.
Dyana Mason's comment, July 25, 2014 6:05 PM
Good question, Dian. Folks have been calling for this for a long time, and it's the reason that public policy schools separated from Government schools about 100 years ago. Being allowed to partner more closely with decision makers/policymakers in solving problems might be one way. I know a lot of that is going on now, but there can always be more.
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Making Nonprofit Management Programs Relevant

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Dyana Mason's curator insight, July 22, 2014 8:04 PM

This is an interesting article outlining the ways that we, as educators, can do a better job of preparing leaders for the future trends in the nonprofit sector. 

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Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic

Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic | Teaching and Mentoring | Scoop.it

“ The How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic reveals information about how digital devices have changed the traditional education landscape.”


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , KiwiBelma, Deborah Welsh, Alessandro Rea, Dyana Mason
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W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, June 20, 2014 11:22 PM

In 2013/14, I only used novels in English class and even then only to provide time away from a screen.  Every other class and activity used digital resources and engaged technology to find, sort, contextualize, and share information.   This is a very interesting infographic. 

Dyana Mason's curator insight, June 23, 2014 11:06 PM

Digital devices are re-shaping the classroom. I've seen some new tools in action.  As educators, we should learn how students are using these new tools and adjust our teaching appropriately.

Dian J Harrison, MSW, MPA's curator insight, July 8, 2014 8:09 PM

This definitely speaks to the support that older students will need to be successful in online programs!  For some of these students, the technology learning curve will be steep but doable....... especially if they are used to reading a book in print!