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Three Resume Tips To Make A Difference

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.

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Job Counseling Can Help You Get a Promotion

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.

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Teacher brings true diversity to his classroom

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 ED 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.

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US High Schools Just Don’t Understand Politics

The results of the 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress show that nearly 75% of all high school schools fail to understand how the US government works. Compared to the results of a similar study conducted five years ago, test scores fell by 3%. Students were asked questions related to the three branches of government as well as rights and responsibilities of US citizens. Statistically, Hispanic students showed the most progress. Between 2010 and 2016, Hispanic students increased their basic scores by 12%.

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor believes that high school and elementary school instructors are failing to teach students the basic principles of government. This trend has been in effect for the past few decades, and it appears that the public school system is completely inept. Students that are able to get private tutoring or those who excel in other areas of study are more likely to understand how the US government works. Even so, 78% of eighth graders do not understand even the most basic fundamentals of civics.

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Different paths lead to a degree

Many students get part-time jobs, take longer than 4 years to finish

Entering Michigan State University as a freshman, Joseph Montes assumed he would complete his degree in four years. Two majors, multiple part-time jobs, and three internships later, the 22-year-old, fifth-year senior from Lake Orion, Mich., isn’t necessarily disappointed that it didn’t turn out that way.

The journalism major picked up a second major in English so he could take special writing classes. He also has worked as an online tutor for GED prep website and for the campus newspaper and took a semester off to intern with a daily newspaper. He works 30 hours a week and will graduate without debt.

“You need to think about your school and the pathway you’re going to take,” Montes says. “There are so many different ways to get an education these days.”

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors are surfing the Web and poring over catalogs to figure out where they’re going to college. But many will base the decision on some traditional assumptions that aren’t necessarily true.

Most 18- and 19-year-olds starting college will take more than four years to graduate and will work at least part-time while in college, and many will earn credit from more than one school. And they shouldn’t count on multiplying their first year’s expenses by four to approximate a final price tag.

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High Standards Call for Strong Home-School Partnerships

Children’s lives are shaped by the web of relationships in their environments. In our capacities as school leaders, teachers, and parents, we are entrusted with the formidable responsibility of guiding, nurturing, supporting, and teaching our young. As the significant people who help children to make sense of their world, one of our primary tasks is to build relationships which support the quality of learning that our children deserve and need if they are to develop into caring, responsible, educated persons.

Because we share the same basic goals, the mutual collaboration, support, and participation of families in their child’s education is an important way to promote high standards, improve student achievement, and model life-long learning.

At P.S. 158, strong home-school partnerships are at the heart of the school’s belief system and take varied forms. One way that we have worked to strengthen home-school collaborations around educational issues has been through parent development workshops.

The successful series of parent workshops, facilitated by teachers and the principal, have made public and accessible the work of the school. The workshops are informative, engage the parents in discussions around teaching and learning, and address a wide range of topics such as early literacy, the writing curriculum, standards and assessments, standardized testing, integrated curriculum, and transition issues. In our effort to reach out to as many parents as possible, morning and evening sessions are scheduled.

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