Sit-Back and Wait

When I started as a training consultant, I was hesitant about working with non-educational organizations. I was worried that business minded clients would not take me seriously because my primary experience was in education.  I quickly discover that my experience in the educational sector would not be the problem. The biggest obstacle I faced inContinue reading “Sit-Back and Wait”

Defining College and Career Readiness

College and career readiness has become a key priority for all public schools. Yet the term “college and career ready” is defined differently at each school site and by educators. Typically, educators define college and career readiness by a student’s ability to be accepted into a postsecondary institution and to land an entry- level job after graduation.Continue reading “Defining College and Career Readiness”

Linked Learning: A Promising Approach to College and Career Readiness

Linked Learning is an educational approach to increase college and career readiness in the state of California. At the time of its inception in 2006, California drop-out rate was abysmal. A third of California ninth-grade student population was dropping out of high school at a rapid rate. While students that did earn a high schoolContinue reading “Linked Learning: A Promising Approach to College and Career Readiness”

What Happen to a Blue Collar (Vocational) Education

Being a blue-collar worker was once considered an acceptable profession in the United States. In the early part of the 20th century, “electricity and the internal combustion engine drove the rise of manufacturing and America’s shifted away from an agrarian economy” (Carnevale, Smith, and Strohl 2010). To fuel this job market, our education system focusedContinue reading “What Happen to a Blue Collar (Vocational) Education”