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Careers and Job Markets Education

Preparing Our Children to Pioneer a New Frontier

  For most of my years as a parent, I subscribed to the college-for-all mantra like the rest of my generation. I saw it as a basic degree needed to operate in the world similar to what a high school diploma once represented. I differed in my focus on the importance of social skills and […]

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Careers and Job Markets Education

Lifelong Learning Has Created Opportunities for Student Exploration Between High School and College

Listening to the stories of students who feel unworthy because they can’t or don’t want to go to college is heartbreaking. Equally distressing are the ones who come home without completing a degree, wracked with shame and guilt at having “failed”.  I meet with these students and their parents to help them find a pathway […]

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Careers and Job Markets Education Personal Growth

In An Automated World, Our Humanness Is The Advantage

“Robots Are Taking Over Everything!” Headlines like this create fear and insecurity about the future, especially in the job market, and lead us to question our children’s potential for success. While it is true that automation is changing every aspect of our lives and redefining the workplace of tomorrow, there is something that is emerging […]

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Careers and Job Markets Education

Pathway Choices: Alternatives to College

Take a dramatically changing economy, add high demand for specialized skills to a low supply of workers with those skills and what do you get? The creation of new pathways, designed to satisfy the demand for millions of available jobs. Almost every area of our lives has been transformed by technology in the past decade […]

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Careers and Job Markets Education Parenting Personal Growth

The Power of Social Skills for Future Success

When my three daughters were young, they had a tradition of individual, one-on-one dinners with their grandparents each week. As my eldest daughter moved from 3rd to 4th grade, she had more homework and projects to complete and time for these dinners became harder to create. We believed so much in the value of these […]

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Careers and Job Markets Education

New Pathways to a Successful Adulthood

The Holy Grail for children in our society is college acceptance. From a very young age, we prepare them for the educational marathon that will define their lives. All too soon, they learn that grades and test scores are the measurements of their worth. The mental and physical exhaustion of this marathon has exacted a […]