Teaching and the Art of Tidying

By Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen Marie Kondo, best selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up says, “The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” Teachers need to know how to teach effectively. Figuring out what to keep in our teaching, and what we can “get … Continue reading Teaching and the Art of Tidying

The Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success Project

Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement is the first Pay for Success project to focus exclusively on adult education and workforce development for low-skilled adults. This innovative program model is being implemented by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) at five program sites in Greater Boston. Pay for Success program models are unique because private investors provide up-front … Continue reading The Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success Project

Teaching Expertise Worth Striving For

By Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen is the Founder of Bear Pond Learning, a nonprofit in Bridgton, ME. This blog was inspired by the workshop Hilary presented at this year’s National College Transition Network Conference in Cambridge, MA from November 12-14, “Professor-Proofing our Teaching”. Professors are smart. They have to be. After all, they are the expert … Continue reading Teaching Expertise Worth Striving For

Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz: Elections Have Consequences

In its annual Global Voices event in October, World Education presented its 2018 award to Massachusetts Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz.  She is the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts Senate, serving there since 2009.  World Education recognized her for a being a tireless, long-time champion of education for children and adults.  Social justice is the consistent … Continue reading Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz: Elections Have Consequences

Hear Dr. Paul Osterman’s Keynote at NCTN Conference, Nov 12-14

Dr. Paul Osterman, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, is the featured keynote speaker for the upcoming NCTN conference. Dr. Osterman will address the conference’s theme, Advancing College and Career Readiness: Preparing Adult Learners for the Future of Work. In his recent book, Who … Continue reading Hear Dr. Paul Osterman’s Keynote at NCTN Conference, Nov 12-14

Why Everyone Should Care About Adult Education

This week is the Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. In most communities, it is much like every other week of the year when it comes to adult education – away from the limelight, without resources to shine the light on why we would even have a national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.  After … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Care About Adult Education

Engaging Adult Learners on Waiting Lists Using Learning Circles

David J. Rosen & Priyanka Sharma “I am getting better at reading my e-mail, and using English at work. Last week I didn’t need any help with translating at my job. Also, I was able to talk with the IRS and give simple information (in English).” ~ Mahdi, English Now! participant from Portland Adult Education, … Continue reading Engaging Adult Learners on Waiting Lists Using Learning Circles

Single Mothers’ Career Readiness and Success

This blog is based on a literature review written by Dr. Mina Reddy, Independent Consultant. Sandy Goodman and Ellen Hewett of the National College Transition Network contributed to its development Education and training have the potential for life-changing benefits for single mothers and their children. Single mothers are a growing segment of the postsecondary student … Continue reading Single Mothers’ Career Readiness and Success