Mike Shafarenko

Director, Civic Commons ideastream

Mike Shafarenko

I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and one of its co-founders.

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How much tax should oil and gas developers pay?

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Civ-Hop Civ-Pop Competition Vote

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Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: Mike: Mentors/role models need to be as explicit about failures as about successes if we want an...

Mike Shafarenko

High rates of absence is one of the biggest problems. How do I work with faculty (at Univ. of Akron) to be more flexible?    Adrienne: Accompanying developmental education programs with support systems is important. We... Continue reading

Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness

I responded to Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness: High rates of absence is one of the biggest problems. How do I work with faculty (at Univ. of...

Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: We don't need to troubleshoot our students; they aren't machines or products. Let them "try on" a...

Mike Shafarenko

Shemariah: As practitioners, we need to give the students the space to be "emotionally safe" where they can dump and release tensions. We can't ask them to go straight from school into a homework help environment when they... Continue reading

Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness

I responded to Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness: Shemariah: As practitioners, we need to give the students the space to be "emotionally safe"...

Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: Shemariah: We are socialized to be binary. Things are black/white. When we step out of that...

Mike Shafarenko

How do we begin to make boundaries of institutions permeable? Can institutions and communities begin to behave differently to facilitate educational and social success? 

Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness

I responded to Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness: How do we begin to make boundaries of institutions permeable? Can institutions and communities...

Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness

I responded to Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness: Talk today along lines of SEL model: Self-management, self-awareness, responsibile...

Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness

I responded to Exploring Non-Academic Issues that Support College Readiness: Moderator: Marsha Mockabee, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Cleveland Panelists:  ...