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Soft Skills: The Future of Career Readiness

Resumes, suits, interview questions­—these are the things that most people think about when they hear “career preparation.” But what happens once you’re in the door and ready to work? How do you become a successful employee?     That’s where … Continue reading


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Beating the Odds with Roadtrip Nation

  Many educators spend their summer traveling, and Roadtrip Nation Education has also been enjoying the time away from the classroom. We went on the ultimate summer adventure to the White House—cue squeals and OMGs.   Roadtrip Nation student Jaylene, … Continue reading


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Preparing for the Passion Economy: Millennials Seek Meaning, Not Just Money

 By Richard Porras, AT&T and Jason Manion, Roadtrip Nation   The workplace as we know it is changing. The Millennial generation of Americans, currently ages 18 to 34, has now surpassed Generation X as the largest share of the nation’s … Continue reading


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5 Ways to Assess Social Emotional Learning

    Social emotional learning (SEL) has been a growing conversation in the education sphere. In response to a shift away from “content is king,” SEL brings a more holistic view of learning, counting student behavior and interaction with others as … Continue reading


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5 Ways to Spend Your Winter Break

You walk in the door, drop the bag of grading you brought home, and set down your laptop on the table.  2 weeks to yourself. You’ve thought about this precious time for the past few months, and especially during the … Continue reading


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30 Reasons to Be Thankful You’re a Teacher

The blaring alarm at 6 AM, the papercuts from trying to quickly grade tests, struggling to find a balance between caring-too-much for your students and not-caring-enough about your own need for sleep. Teaching comes with a lot of baggage, and … Continue reading


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Your PBL Checklist

Project Based Learning (PBL) has been touted as one (of many) cure-alls for education. It’s an elixir of academically challenging work mixed in with some social-emotional skill development, and a dash of innovation. Projects range in complexity and creativity, from … Continue reading


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Design Thinking: Ideas for the Classroom

We have a special treat this week on the blog! Our friend Stephanie over at the USC Rossier School of Education shares her tips and ideas for how to incorporate the concept of design thinking into your classroom. There’s some … Continue reading


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Student Engagement: No Tricks, Only Treats!

“Because I said so.” Many parents have uttered these words in exasperation at their children, trying–usually in vain–to motivate obstinate offspring to perform some kind of mindless chore. This phrase rarely works for parents, yet for decades educators also tried … Continue reading


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TED Talks: Three Talks to Get You and Your Students Asking #WhyNotUs

Sort of like road trip-happy parents of classic family-vacation lore, we spend the summer taking young people across the country on long road trips. Fortunately for us, our Roadtrippers are eager to jump on board the Green RV and don’t … Continue reading


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