One of the most enjoyable aspects of my research is finding and reporting on programs — both educational and corporate — that are taking unique and innovative actions to improve education. This summer, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Carole Basile, Dean of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers [...]
BLOGS AND BYLINES
BLOGS AND BYLINES
In the last two weeks, I’ve been on a whirlwind of seasonal rites of passage. First, I attended my nephew’s graduation at Tufts University. On the hilltop in Medford, Massachusetts, I listened to provosts, actresses, and valedictorians—all professing to mindfulness, new beginnings, artificial [...]
A successful example of Project-Based Mentorship As you know by now, I am always looking for institutions and corporations that are placing more students in jobs and addressing our skills gap in the US. Most recently, I ran across the Denver Public Schools and a program they call [...]
The best thing about living in Washington D.C. (besides family and cherry blossoms) is the unfettered access. What do I mean? OMG—on any given day, if you are plugged in, you can attend programming from think tanks, policymakers, industry insiders, visionaries, current and past office holders, [...]
And There Are Some Great New Ideas in Education Needless to say, it is difficult to capture the passion, the progress, and the vision for Education Reimagined in a short blog. The best I can do is revisit highlights and takeaways that affected me and my work at Teach to Work. To give you some [...]
#GettingScienceDone A few months ago, I reached out to Dixon Butler, the founder and president of Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists (“YLACES”), to hear what some of his experiences have been as a lifelong advocate for youth mentoring and project-based mentoring. Dr. Butler has [...]
Often times mentoring is misconstrued or misunderstood. What exactly is it? Who is a good mentor? When and how do we do this? Read these six ways mentoring builds character and competence.
Just last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual conference titled “Talent Forward – 18.” The all-day program was packed with attendees – so much so that there was standing room only in a ballroom-sized venue at the U.S. Chamber’s Headquarters in [...]
Get Entrepreneurial: How Your Small Corporation Can Make a Huge Impact — a byline from Businessing Magazine
In its Great Jobs, Great Lives study, Gallup researched how America can best prepare students for a productive work life. It was the largest representative study of its kind, and included interviews with students, graduates, professors, administrators, parents, and employers. Gallup found that [...]
A Simple Way to Make a Big Difference in the World: Here’s How and Why You Should Be a Mentor — a byline from Good News Network
When Rodney was seventeen, he checked out of foster care and into a homeless shelter. Every morning he would quickly take a sponge bath in the school bathroom before attending his first class. No one knew of his circumstances and it’s no wonder Rodney had a hard time maintaining even a 1.3 [...]
Did you ever consider that by simply showing up, sharing your professional experience, and describing how you overcame bumps along the way, you could inspire a lightbulb moment for a student?