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Does Natural Mentoring Matter? A Multilevel Meta‐analysis on the Association Between Natural Mentoring and Youth Outcomes
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This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:

"Every adult can make a difference in the lives of the young people around them Natural mentors -- extended family, neighbors, teachers, or friends -- who are trustworthy and consistent can help youth feel more confident and supported when facing stressful events A recent meta-analysis supports the vital role that caring adults play in kids' education, vocational performance, and emotional health, by fostering positive development and helping kids avoid the risks associated with the tumultuous years of adolescence Youth lacking these relationships can become isolated, and face psychological and emotional problems Teaching our kids ways to recruit natural mentors -- and encouraging adults to more freely share their social resources -- might just transform young lives Levi van Dam. “Does Natural Mentoring Matter? A Three Level Meta-analysis on the Association between Natural Mentoring and Youth Outcomes”. American Journal of Community Psychology (2018)..."

The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Research Square
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The Future of Electric Transportation Design Challenge
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In the Future of Electric Transportation Design Challenge - a soup-to-nuts curriculum toolkit from Construct - you'll ask young people to find new and novel ways to increase use & equitable access to electric vehicles.

This comprehensive toolkit is intended for classroom teachers and other educators interested in running a multi-week or full-term design challenge with students. The guide is written with 8th-9th graders as a target grade level, however this curriculum could easily be adapted for both older and younger students: 5th-12th grade.

An optional feature in this challenge experience is to have students submit their design briefs (anonymously from their teacher) for the opportunity to be recognized by Construct and Industry Leaders interested in their concepts!

A teacher running this Transportation Design Challenge could connect it to multiple standards at multiple grade-levels in multiple subject areas.

Construct has facilitated several cohort-based challenges for middle and high school students, using this toolkit, and we are excited to be able to provide this curriculum at no charge to any interested teachers.

We are happy to answer any questions - you can reach us at info@constructlearns.org. We also offer additional coaching support.

Please download this Challenge and share it with your colleagues! If you opt to run the Challenge in your classroom, we do hope you'll reach back and let us know how it worked for YOU! With your feedback, we'll keep iterating and improving and work to make this a user-friendly, joy-provoking, flexible, rigorous, effective, skills-building and FUN curriculum toolkit for you and your students.

Applied Science
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Full Course
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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The Construct Foundation
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The Great Recession (Video)
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In this 15 minute video, students will learn about the factors that contributed to the 2008 Great Recession. This video will aid in the comprehensive understanding of various standards as it relays cause(s) and effect of the Recession.

Social Science
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Marginal Revolution University
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