Written by guest author: Lorna Keane
Sir Ken Robinson famously describes our education system as “modeled on the interests of industrialization, and on the image of it.” Whether or not we agree, continuous efforts to revolutionize the education process suggest the statement holds some value. With standardized testing and increasing class sizes steadily quenching the personalized nature of education, educators continue to fall under the strain of attempting to reach every single student on a personal level.
Looking for alternatives to teaching? The skills teachers acquire are in high-demand. They are also transferable to a host of occupations. If you teach, you have alternatives. You can create courses, train, advise, write, and still make a difference. (more…)
Guest Author: Amy Klimek, VP of Human Resources for ZipRecruiter
Looking for great career advice? Please read this article for great career advice for students from our friends at ZipRecruiter!
Career Advice For Students
Now that you’ve graduated, it’s time to get serious about looking for that first job after college. You have the degree and the qualifications necessary to secure a job that will take you from student to professional, and your resume is the first step along that path. In most situations, a resume just out of school isn’t going to be longer than a single page. Most college students don’t have the benefit of taking part in internships, working professional jobs and as a result, may think they have nothing to put on their resume. With a little effort and career advice, you’ll find you have quite a few real, marketable skills, and it’s vitally important to emphasize those skills when creating your resume. Keep in mind that the degree helps improve your marketability. The unemployment rate for individual with a bachelor’s degree is only four percent. That’s less than half the national average of eight percent. Career advice is important too. Let’s look at some ideas.
Arts for All: Accessible Arts Experience for Children with Special Needs
Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 4th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU invites all families, especially children with special needs, to All Kids Included – Arts for All, an Accessible Arts Experience.
Guest Article Written By: James Tapankov
There IS a life outside teaching – but it is probably nothing like you think it is.
Back in February 2013, Robyn approached me to write an article about my transition from teaching in schools, and to share any advice I had for teachers who were curious about leaving the profession. That article can be found here: (The Dark Side Ain’t Half Bad). I would suggest you read it first before you go on.
The reason I’m following it up is that Robyn recently wrote an article about the extreme growth of searches she has encountered lately by teachers interested in “alternatives to teaching”. I can’t touch on what everyone else is thinking when they search this out, but I CAN tell you from my own perspective and maybe,
If I had to boil it down to one word as to why I left teaching it would be this: freedom.
Whether you yourself have dyslexia and have grown up living with the challenges faced by people with dyslexia, or you are beginning a completely new subject with your dyslexic child and are looking for advice and assistance, there are a number of computing tools that will help your child to learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment.
The Chicago Scholars Foundation Aims To Triple Its Reach As It Opens New Community, Leadership and Resource Center in the Loop.
Organization “Launches, Lifts and Leads” Student Scholars through its 5-Year College Access, College Success and 2-Year Leadership Development Program
The Chicago Scholars Foundation aspires to be known throughout Chicagoland as the city’s Leadership Accelerator for the business community. The Foundation has just opened the doors to its expansive new workspace that matches its ambitious goal: moving from selecting 350 new students at present, to more than 1,000 college-bound high school students by 2017.
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