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 [...]
BLOGS AND BYLINES
BLOGS AND BYLINES
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 [...]
How can America best prepare students for a productive work life? How can we address the skills gap? In its’ Great Jobs, Great Lives study, Gallup found that 98 percent of chief academic officers at colleges and universities reported: “confidence that they were preparing students for success in [...]
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?