Community

How do you create a caring, connected community? Maybe it's just me, but feels like one of the big, important questions right now. It's also a practical one: our mission statement starts with that goal, "creating a community'' (And, not just any community, "a caring, connected" one, "where everyone can learn, teach and contribute") That noun, commu...
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Tips

‚ÄčIt was a good idea. Have a master list of HiSET tips that tutors could use to help students. Except I didn't have one. I did have an idea: we could probably assemble a great one if we all shared the tips that we knew. And, then we could share it with all of the tutors in HTM and the teachers we work with in the various Juntos Collab...
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Finding hope in the numbers

.Like everyone else I know, I split my professional time between my actual job and conversations about the weather,  paper jams in the photocopier, 'do we have any [insert random office supplies]?' and the other minutia of work-life.One gray day early this winter, I started my work day with a conversation that segued quickly to the news. Not a...
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Thoughtful v.3: Serving

Thoughtful, a small collection of links to inspire your thinking. V.3. ServingAs we come up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day of service for many, and reflection for others, a few links about the role of service and community in our lives. Science (or at least, these researchers say): time feels more spacious when you do something for others &...
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New Year, New Mission Statement

Welcome to 2017! I'm excited to welcome the new year with a refresh of our mission statement.At Holyoke Tutor/Mentor we are creating a caring, connected community where everyone can learn, teach and contribute. To do this, we bring together adult learners pursuing their dreams, teachers building supportive classrooms and volunteer tutors ...
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