Remember when you were a kid, and you set off from the last day of school with a summer reading list? Pages and pages of wonderful books, asking to be read. Library card in hand, you happily spend lazy summer afternoons with a book in one hand and an ice cream sandwich in the other.
Maybe that was just me. Bill Gates has his own ideas on which books to read over summer. Just check out this video:
So far, I have found that the worst part of being a working adult is summer. What do you mean I don’t get a summer vacation? What do you mean I have to spend the sunniest, laziest days sitting in a fluorescent chamber of boredom and deadlines? What do you mean I don’t get a summer reading list and hours of freedom to spend reading?
Well, this summer I decided to make my own reading list and spend as much time as possible on reading as much as possible. Summer is over now so let me tell you what I did. Instead of lazing on the couch watching mindless TV after work/dinner/housework, I was lazing on the couch reading one classic after another. That’s right, I was focusing on the classics. No fluffy novels about shopping or engagement ring for me this year! Only the truly good stuff.
This is for folks who get so bored of the continuous straightforward commentaries of Super Bowl announcers Phil Simms and Jim Nantz. Those folks had another and much more eccentric option in February 2016.
Comedy duo Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key (aka Key & Peele) starred as Lee and Morris, a few outlandish and aspiring Atalanta sports commentary characters that they created for the 2016 Super Bowl Squarespace ad campaign.
The comedy duo also did a live and online commentary of the Super Bowl game broadcast but there was one major hitch: Neither the fictional characters or Squarespace had the rights to use or relate to any of the trademarks that were related to our nation’s Big Game two years ago.
That resulted in a few workarounds and entertaining dodges as the zany personalities were trying to carefully comment their way around the meticulously protected naming rights of the NFL. Squarespace, known for building websites, had released even a new teaser for their Super Bowl ad.
The fist half of this school year is nearing the end and one of the greatest advantages that children have is the opportunity each September to begin again with a new teacher, a new set of classmates, and a new determination to make some positive changes and try some new experiences.
Unlike the often short-lived New Year’s resolutions we might make in January, plans for change made at the start of a new school year have much greater potential for success for a number of reasons. First, children and teens often experience a surge in growth both physically and socially over the summer. You can help encourage them to initiate changes by praising them on how much they’ve matured.
The beginning of the school year is a time that your children will receive many notices and information about school activities, community programs, auditions for musical groups, try-outs for sports groups, and more. Help your child keep track of all the programs that may be of interest. Now is the time to reevaluate whether to continue with former programs or try something new.
You know the basics of what goes into a resume but what separates a good resume from a great one? How do you make potential employers sit up and take notice when they read yours? Sometimes it isn’t what you say but how you say it. Finding the right way to get your point across can make all the difference. Let’s look at some examples.
Use Headings That Match the Job You Are Applying For
Most H/R people skim the dozens or hundreds of resumes they get. You may have only scant seconds to catch their eye. If you are applying for a position as an Accounts Receivable Manager, don’t list your skills as “Accounting/Recordkeeping, Management, Computer Skills.” Instead, make your resume pop by changing those headings to “Management of A/R and A/P Accounts, Computerized Accounting Applications, Departmental Administration / Recordkeeping.” Those headings are more in line with the position you are applying for and show the employer that you have exactly the skills they are looking for.
Coach John Wooden reminds us, “The best teachers never retire they only find new students.” Many teachers find the rewards of teaching go beyond the classroom. This case study includes several of the 20 educators selected in 2001 to represent the All-USA Teacher Team, an elite group of educators with diverse teaching styles.
Each has brought a passion for teaching to their students in a unique way that engages and sustains active learning. These teachers demonstrate how they find the joy in teaching. This case study examines the positive aspects of teaching as a career goal to help students get through their challenging GED prep and created in cooperation with Best GED classes education programs.
The goal: Integrate special-needs students into mainstream schools
With his up-tempo attitude and unbridled creativity, Larry Statler comes across as a teacher who was just hired yesterday. Blame passion for this illusion. The 28 years since Statler first set foot in Santa Teresa Elementary School have raced by in a blur of innovation, awards and, best yet, lasting student friendships.
You may think that job counseling or career counseling is only for the unemployed, but in reality, job counseling can help you get a promotion in your current job. There are many ways that a career counselor can help you evolve into the single mom career woman you want to be.
No matter what sort of job you have there is likely some way you can advance. Visit a job counselor to find out what sort of education requirements there are for the position you’d like to have. Take classes if needed and prepare yourself to discuss a promotion with your employer. Advancing in your job doesn’t happen overnight, but by discussing the possibilities with a job counselor you will be aware of the opportunities available to you and can work towards a certain position.