Race Equity and Implicit Bias Trainings

Sarah Cheney, AmeriCorps VISTA | November 3, 2017 On October 20th and 21st, the Mentoring and Tutoring Collaborative hosted two Race Equity and Implicit Bias trainings, led by Sarah Silva of PICO National. The most important takeaway I came with was tone. When you approach topics like racism and inequality you won’t gain much support if you’re angry and defensive. But …

Our Students Strengths and Struggles

Sarah Raine Cheney, AmeriCorps VISTA | October 18, 2017 Starting on September 21st the Santa Fe Mentoring and Tutoring Collaborative (SFMT) began hosting weekly, Thursday night workshops with Kathryn Ugoretz; Our Students Strengths and Struggles.   Before becoming a VISTA I worked closely with several children in the Santa Fe area and someday I hope to be able to do so …

Group Activity: How do we learn?

Exploring How to Learn

Sarah Raine Cheney, AmeriCorps VISTA | October 5, 2017 Starting on September 21st, the Santa Fe Mentoring and Tutoring Collaborative (SFMT) began hosting weekly, Thursday night workshops with Kathryn Ugoretz. Kathryn has been an educator for 26 years and she specializes in reading, writing, and executive function. She has created this workshop series specifically to fit SFMT’s needs. The first session …