• The “opportunity gap” in US public education — and how to close it | Anindya Kundu
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    The “opportunity gap” in US public education — and how to close it | Anindya Kundu

    My first job out of college was as an academic researcher at one of the largest juvenile detention centers in the country. And every day I would drive to this building on the West Side of Chicago, go through the security checkpoint and walk down these brown, brick hallways as I made my way down to the basement to observe the intake process. The kids coming in were about 10 to 16 years old, usually always black and brown, most likely from the same impoverished South and West Sides of Chicago. They should’ve been in fifth to tenth grade, but instead they were here for weeks on end awaiting trial…

  • Preview: Implementing the Happiness Advantage in Education
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    Preview: Implementing the Happiness Advantage in Education

    Using positivity to improve productivity. That is one of the many principles of author Shawn Achor which until recently focused primarily on increasing performance in the workplace. But what happens when this positive psychology is adapted for the classroom? It’s based upon creating a shared language and not necessarily more work for individuals but actually giving them to be able to see how the work that they were already doing could be more connective and more positive. What you get is it amplifies all the incredible positive changes that are occurring. Maybe you’re coming in and sharing this with your students and saying we’re gonna do a 21-day challenge so…

  • I Decided To Take Over My Education | Angie King, Scholarship Recipient
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    I Decided To Take Over My Education | Angie King, Scholarship Recipient

    [Applause]. First, I want to start off by thanking all the staff members that helped us get this together, and I want to send a special thank you to all the donors tonight. Without your generous donation, we wouldn’t be here tonight. So, a little bit about me, because who doesn’t love talking about themselves? As an infant, I was placed into foster care because both of my parents were addicted to drugs and alcohol. From there, I became a part of a very diverse family. Most of us were adopted. Unfortunately, my adopted situation was also not able to set me up for a future, nor my siblings. My…

  • Great Jobs – Katherine Martin, IEC Holden
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    Great Jobs – Katherine Martin, IEC Holden

    Manufacturing is fantastic in Plattsburgh. We’re situated in a really great location and there’s really some great paying jobs. IEC Holden is really looking for employees that are really looking to be with us long term. If we offer great jobs there’s gonna be more people that would potentially come to this area, as well as stay in this area so if they have great jobs I think they’d be more likely to stay here. A great place to work, raise your family and spend a lot of your time.

  • Take your education outside the classroom –  Semester at Sea
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    Take your education outside the classroom – Semester at Sea

    We started in Germany and then we went down to Spain, Ghana, South Africa Mauritius, India, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hawaii and the USA. Semester at Sea is a multi-country study abroad program. We started in Germany and literally sailed around the world. When we’re traveling from country to country, we take the classes while we’re sailing and then once we arrive at a country we have four to six days to just explore and do our own thing. The most important lesson that I learned from Semester at Sea was how small we are in a world and how much there is to experience but also what a big difference…

  • Time Management for Teachers (v2)
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    Time Management for Teachers (v2)

    Many teachers have a poor work-life balance. I know, because I’ve had years of experience as a teacher in the classroom. I’m here to teach you how to handle your workload and restore that work-life balance. If you follow my time management methods, long days should be a thing of the past. You’ll be able to go home on time, worry-free, knowing that you’ve done everything you need to do. Let’s begin. One of the biggest challenges you face as a teacher is your uncooperative coworkers, your students. Sometimes they try and do as little work as is possible and it can be tempting to let them get away with…

  • Student Vs. Teacher (2020)
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    Student Vs. Teacher (2020)

    Your son is a failure He’s barely passing my class and with grades like this. I’m just not sure what kind of future he’s gonna have What do you have to say for yourself? You’re supposed to graduate this year Listen to Mr johnson What kind of future do you think you’re gonna have? With all due respect Don’t call me a failure Failure is an event, not a person in fact And you talk about the future Mr. Johnson, But you’re not preparing us for that Excuse me? Just listen to what I’m saying This should be good Would you agree that In the future Most careers will become…

  • Formerly homeless Georgetown grad helps others beat the odds with education
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    Formerly homeless Georgetown grad helps others beat the odds with education

    When people hear about my life experience I really want them to see somebody who has faced adversity I really want them to see somebody who has faced adversity with great perseverance somebody who has faced adversity with great perseverance but also at times with great perseverance but also at times did lose hope and but also at times did lose hope and said, ‘I’m going to still get back up’ did lose hope and said, ‘I’m going to still get back up’ My dad was murdered when I was a baby having a mom around who was trying her best but it just wasn’t working I went to over…

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    Trevecca’s School of Education

    – So whenever I was little my mum bought me this huge white board. I just loved writing on the board. My mum got me some Expo markers and I used to write assignments for my little brother and for my stuffed animals. Looking back on memories like that, I realize that I think I’ve always idolized teachers and I think that’s what made me want to become one. – Teachers are so important to society because they are the backbone of this country. They are role models, diligent, good planners, organized, caring and those are all traits that we want the children of this country to emulate. We prepare…