Category Archives: Career Planning

Future Careers

This is a speculative list of possible future careers.  Some of these exist today or are on the horizon. Others are anticipated and will come into existence as modern effects unfold: that of – advanced technologies, environment changes, evolution of global economies, unsustainable  access to … Continue reading

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Disruptions, Adaptation, Creativity, Resilience Good Will and Luck – the Next 50 Years

           The next several generations will have to manage a much more complex matrix of social, political, economic and environmental disruptions exceeding anything the human species has ever had to manage in its history (short of, … Continue reading

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Careers of the Future – Disruption and Future Opportunity

The next several generations will have to  manage a much more complex matrix of disruptions exceeding (with the possible exception of the Ice Age) anything the human species has ever had to manage in its history. Dramatic population growth, competition … Continue reading

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The Life of an LD Student

Much of my academic career has been as an educator teaching and mentoring bright learning “disabled” students whose  capabilities of managing in a tightly prescribed world of standardized tests and lecture formatted, static  classroom teaching  environments, are always challenged. My … Continue reading

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Student independence/How to find it: The Transition to Being an Adult

I wanted to re-post this blog essay originally posted 2 years ago. It is still relevant today. This transition by our children to the self-agency and the independence of the “adult” needs to be developed even more broadly in light … Continue reading

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The Gap Year …..part 2 How to think about it! Be Practical, okay.

The Gap Year, ( or if taken between high school and college known as the Deferred Year) should  be a strategy for growth, not avoidance of going to college. If the decision to take a Gap Year is a way … Continue reading

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The Great Thing about a Gap Year….

After being in schools for 14+ years (this includes kindergarden/ It could be longer if the pre-school schooling starts before 4 years old) it makes incredible sense to stop being in school and actually take a breather, to make sense … Continue reading

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The Student Compass Website

The Student Compass Website – The Expanded Student Compass Website link can be found in the Blogroll in the right hand column. The Website  is a fairly comprehensive  elaboration of the Student Compass philosophy, mission, programs and intentions. Because the work … Continue reading

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The Student Compass Website

The Student Compass Website

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Students Need Thoughtful Care and Mentored Support

  I am always amazed with the general assumption that “school” will fix the problems and answer the questions for modern society. The lag between academic currency and the issues of the day are enormous. The majority of students are … Continue reading

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