The Best Way to Teach Career Programming for Elementary School

My lesson plan for February focused on career exploration for elementary students. I would imagine that to most laypeople, a lesson on “careers” in elementary school might seem a bit overzealous. However, career education is part of our counseling standards. My goal in teaching elementary-aged students about careers is to help them determine their currentContinue reading “The Best Way to Teach Career Programming for Elementary School”

4 Tips to Nail Your Next Interview

Last night I was binge-watching Netflix (let’s not judge here) and stumbled upon Reece Witherspoon’s new show “Shine On,” in which she interviews ambitious and successful women. In the second episode, she talks to Ava DuVernay, an award-winning filmmaker of some seriously excellent films such as “Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time.” Toward the endContinue reading “4 Tips to Nail Your Next Interview”

This Is Why We Teach Kids How To Dream

“Fear and lack of imagination choke your dreams so that you already know on the day that you’re born just where you’ll die and who it is that’ll bury you.” -Barack Obama I keep going back to the notion that we don’t know what we don’t know. I taught a lesson this week about perseveranceContinue reading “This Is Why We Teach Kids How To Dream”

Work Smarter, Not Harder With These Free Lesson Plans

I firmly believe in the notion of working smarter, not harder, which is why I was so excited when I stumbled across The NED Show a character education program that provides a number of FREE lesson plans that you can print right from your computer.  The list of lesson topics includes many of the sameContinue reading “Work Smarter, Not Harder With These Free Lesson Plans”

More Than Acceptance, Embracing Weaknesses

Instead of eliminating our shortcomings or perceived deficits, how do we instead use our “weaknesses” to our advantage?  The College Foundation of North Carolina created a short career interest survey to help elementary aged students find their area of interest broken down into six easy to understand categories.   My brain went into overdrive whenContinue reading “More Than Acceptance, Embracing Weaknesses”