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Three Things Employers Want

As a Training and Career Consultant, clients often ask me what employers really want.  Many people think there is a secret skill that employers only whisper about behind closed doors.  There is not.  Employers really want three simple things. Technical SkillsTechnical skills are ...

Can Healthy Discussion Skills Be Taught?

With the rise of technology being used for communication through text messages, emails, and tweets, people have pretty much lost the ability to have a healthy conversation. We no longer discuss issues in a positive way but rather try to drown out the other person's opinions with our own.Maybe i ...

Using Math Stations to Teach Basic Math Skills

Before too long I will have my own classroom. I am very excited and I am very nervous at the same time. I have many ideas regarding how I will structure and organize my classroom. One thing I plan to do is have a lot of stations, or centers in my classroom. I want to have areas in the room where th ...

When to Use a Calculator in Elementary Math

When I was in school many years ago calculators were not allowed in school until around the eighth grade. Due to the national and state standards that have been implemented over the years calculators have become a necessary tool even in elementary school.  Students are learning higher level ma ...

Research Skills: A Primer on Literary Research Sources

A key element of the learning that you go through in higher education, and to some degree even in lower grades, is the development of research skills. Depending on your career, you may get called upon to continue to use research skills throughout your career. There are a variety of different forms ...