• Process

    Ed2B: Educators’ Skills Translate

    Are you a business owner or hiring manager?  If so, have you ever wondered what an applicant who’s a transitioning or former educator might bring to your organization? I’ve worked for several years with adults who transition from business to teaching – for a variety of reasons, usually, to ‘make a difference.’ But what about teachers who make the move from education to the business world?  I call it Ed2B.  As I consider my next professional transition and update my LinkedIn profile, I find myself exploring this topic and wondering what the business community might look for if I sought a position outside Education? What relevant skills make educators marketable in business? After twenty years in…

  • Instruction

    Education Nation: Can Anyone Hear Us? Does it Matter?

    In a country whose education system has continued to erode for more years than most would like to acknowledge, we’re once again having dialogue about the issues:  poor student performance, lack of money, ‘bad’ teachers, poor parenting, crumbling buildings, outdated instructional methods …. the list goes on and on. But is the Education Nation discussion leading anywhere? Who’s listening? Who’s willing to change how we ‘do’ school? Who’s willing to admit that change is necessary, painful, and ultimately the one thing that can save us from self-imposed illiteracy? As a 16+ year educator, I feel a bit frustrated listening to the conversations, seeing the highlights on the evening news, reading…