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Girls Deserve More than a Hashtag if We Want Them in STEM Fields

I’m still amazed that it’s been 50 years since man landed on the moon. I love watching old footage of Apollo 11’s mission, and reading about the innovations that have come as a result of that mission. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about the role women played, not only this mission, but in a […]

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Upskilling Teachers

According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs 2018 report, by 2022, no less than 54% of all employees will require significant re- and upskilling. To deal with the lack of skills of current employers, companies have three options: Retrain current staff Automate more tasks to reduce staff needed Hire new staff that […]

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Career Pathways | Leadership | Teaching and Learning

It’s All About the Soft Skills

Read an article today called, “Teens Rate Soft Skills More Vital Than Hard Skills.” The author, Dian Schaffhauser, opened by discussing how teens incorrectly rate the soft skills of self-confidence, communication, leadership and teamwork as more critical than hard skills: Could we be over-promoting the importance of soft skills to young people at the expense […]

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Career Pathways | Personal | Personalization of Learning | Teaching and Learning

My Boyfriend Is Smarter Than Me…

I have five degrees. Five! An Associate degree, a Bachelor’s degree with a double major, a Master of Arts degree, a Master of Science degree, and a Doctorate in Education.  I love school. And yet, even with all those fancy certificates, my boyfriend is smarter than me. He’s a welder. No fancy college degrees. But […]

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Naturally, Adults Are Trying to Stop Them

This news article published yesterday: Teenagers are running for governor in Kansas. Adults are trying to stop them In a state where the youth voting rate is even worse than the dismal national average, more than half a dozen Kansas teens are running for statewide office in 2018 — a sort of viral movement against apathy that could, in theory, make a high school student governor. Naturally, […]

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Bringing Industry to the Classroom

“Our two most precious commodities are our children and water.” Ronald Fay, Retired Hydrologist and Industry Expert honoree Last night, our school board recognized the contributions of the industry experts who have given their time and expertise to inspire our students to change the world. Each of the individuals honored has made a tangible difference […]

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