Diploma Matters

Author: Linda Murray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118077344
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In our current education system too many high school students wind up with too few choices. Students are locked into what is decided for them by a broken system. Too often, they are handed a diploma that holds an empty promise. This practical field book is filled with effective tools from The Education Trust–West. Diploma Matters helps school leaders and teachers examine the current high school experience and develop a detailed action plan that will transform curriculum and ensure that all students are ready for college and the workplace. "This is a book for practitioners who have seen it all. Linda Murray captures in a straight-forward way the nuts and bolts of how to do the work of reform. Linda, who was an extraordinary superintendent, proves to be a captivating storyteller."—Peter J. Negroni, senior vice president, College Board "This is a story worth reading, including the specific implications for schools and districts nationwide."—Michael W. Kirst, emeritus professor of Education and Business Administration, Stanford University; president, California State Board of Education; author, Political Dynamics Of American Education "This book is a definitive 'how to' for effective, meaningful, and lasting school reform." —Kathy Burkhard, former president, San Jose Teachers' Association

Career And Technical Education

Author: Cynthia A. Bily
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737770449
Size: 65.83 MB
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Editor Cynthia A. Bily has compiled sixteen compelling essays that explore the issues surrounding career and technical education. Readers will evaluate several issues, including whether low-income and minority students are being squeezed out of higher education and whether the government should increase support for community colleges. Essay sources include the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, Barack Obama, and Dana Goldstein.

101 Solutions For School Counselors And Leaders In Challenging Times

Author: Stuart F. Chen-Hayes
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483345947
Size: 39.44 MB
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School counseling strategies that promote student success! So much is expected to prepare today’s students for success—academic achievement, career and college readiness, emotional and social competency, just to name a few. School counselors can make an enormous positive difference in children’s lives. In a succinct Q&A format, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with: 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity Stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions Numerous print and digital resources for further exploration

Teens Guide To College Career Planning

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768926106
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Outlines strategies for planning a post-high-school life involving college, the military, or a career, and provides real-world recommendations on how to make the most of a high-school education in order to achieve specific goals.

Beyond The Skills Gap

Author: Matthew T. Hora
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612509884
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How can educators ensure that young people who attain a postsecondary credential are adequately prepared for the future? Matthew T. Hora and his colleagues explain that the answer is not simply that students need more specialized technical training to meet narrowly defined employment opportunities. "Beyond the Skills Gap "challenges this conception of the skills gap, highlighting instead the value of broader twenty-first-century skills in postsecondary education. They advocate for a system in which employers share responsibility along with the education sector to serve the collective needs of the economy, society, and students. Drawing on interviews with educators in two- and four-year institutions and employers in the manufacturing and biotechnology sectors, the authors demonstrate the critical importance of habits of mind such as problem solving, teamwork, and communication. They go on to show how faculty and program administrators can create active learning experiences that develop students skills across a range of domains. The book includes in-depth descriptions of eight educators whose classrooms exemplify the effort to blend technical learning with the cultivation of twenty-first-century habits of mind. The study, set in Wisconsin, takes place against the backdrop of heated political debates over the role of public higher education. This thoughtful and nuanced account, enriched by keen observations of postsecondary instructional practice, promises to contribute new insights to the rich literature on workforce development and to provide valuable guidance for postsecondary faculty and administrators. "

I Just Graduated Now What

Author: Katherine Schwarzenegger
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0385347219
Size: 24.13 MB
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The new go-to book of advice for graduates, with insightful advice from: Eva Longoria “Your degree is just a stepping-stone.” John Legend “It’s not wrong to be afraid.” Bear Grylls “The path less traveled always makes for a more interesting journey.” Andy Cohen “When I got my first job, I felt like a success.” Lauren Bush Lauren “It may take three or four jobs to discover your true career path.” Blake Mycoski “When you are good at something, the money always follows.” And many more . . . Graduation is a time of tough questions whose answers we don’t—and sometimes can’t—know the day we receive our diploma. Determined to power through the uncertainty of post-gradua­tion, bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger embarked on a yearlong quest to gather the best guid­ance possible from more than thirty highly success­ful people working in fields like business, media, fashion, technology, sports, and philanthropy. Along the way, Katherine uncovered the essential and often surprising advice they have for graduates, including answers to questions like: • How do I find my first job in a tough economy? • How do I decide between a career that pays well and one that I’m passionate about? • How do I balance work with friends, relationships, and family? • Should I take a “gap year” before starting my first job? • What should I do about my student loan debt? Drawing on the stories and real-life experi­ences of contributors such as Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, Blake Mycoskie of TOMS shoes, Lauren Bush Lauren, Andy Cohen, Meghan McCain, Gayle King, and more, Katherine has written the must-have guide for recent and soon-to-be gradu­ates as they prepare to seek success and fulfillment in their work, relationships, and lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Leadership In America S Best Urban Schools

Author: Joseph F. Johnson, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317412389
Size: 69.36 MB
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Leadership in America’s Best Urban Schools describes and demystifies the qualities that successful leaders rely on to make a difference at all levels of urban school leadership. Grounded in research, this volume reveals the multiple challenges that real urban elementary, middle, and high schools face as well as the catalysts for improvement. This insightful resource explores the critical leadership characteristics found in high-performing urban schools and gives leaders the tools to move their schools to higher levels of achievement for all students—but especially for those who are low-income, English-language learners, and from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. In shining a light on the essential qualities for exceptional leadership at all levels of urban schools, this book is a valuable guide for all educators and administrators to nurture, influence, support, and sustain excellence and equity at their schools.

Adhd Coaching Matters

Author: Sarah D. Wright
Publisher: ACO Books
ISBN: 9780692205266
Size: 20.19 MB
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"This book is a much needed addition to the field that will make it much easier for new (and established) ADHD Coaches to learn the lay of the land. Sarah D. Wright has done the painstaking work of bringing together all of the practical matters of coaching that are important but not easy to find, such as the various options for training and certification, what the different credentials mean, and how to get liability insurance. She also provides valuable history and discusses the people who shaped it--this is not just interesting, but also gives important context to the current state of the field. If you are serious about being an ADHD Coach or simply interested in ADHD Coaching, you need to read this book." - Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

Trust Matters

Author: Megan Tschannen-Moran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118837959
Size: 61.39 MB
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Make your school soar by escalating trust between teachers, students, and families Trust is an essential element in all healthy relationships, and the relationships that exist in your school are no different. How can your school leaders or teachers cultivate trust? How can your institution maintain trust once it is established? These are the questions addressed and answered in Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools, 2nd Edition. The book delves into the helpful research that has been conducted on the topic of trust in school. Although rich with research data, Trust Matters also contains practical advice and strategies ready to be implemented. This second edition expands upon the role of trust between teachers and students, teachers and administrators, and schools and families. Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools also covers a range of sub-topics relevant to trust in school. All chapters in the text have questions for reflection and discussion. Engaging chapters such as "Teachers Trust One Another" and "Fostering Trust with Students" have thought-provoking trust-building questions and activities you can use in the classroom or in faculty meetings. This valuable resource: Examines ways to cultivate trust Shares techniques and practices that help maintain trust Advises leaders of ways to include families in the school's circle of trust Addresses the by-products of betrayed trust and how to restore it With suspicion being the new norm within schools today, Trust Matters is the book your school needs to help it rise above. It shows just how much trust matters in all school relationships—administrator to teacher; teacher to student; school to family—and in all successful institutions.

There Is Life After College

Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062388878
Size: 21.52 MB
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From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.