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Jobs Hard to Fill with Alabama Students;Need Soft Skills
For Alabama employers to hire Alabama students, they need to develop those initial impressions skills that happen in interview. Those include interview, dress, interpersonal skills. They also need ability to apply math to real life. Trisha Powell
October 19, 2016
Keywords: employability;soft skills;technical skills

4-Part Plan Seeks to Fix Mathematics Education
The author discusses for areas to fix Math Education. They include: Make math relevant, experiment in the classroom, rethink graduate education for education as well as research, and work the national system. Dan Berritt
April 15, 2016
Keywords: Math; Math education;

It's Time to End the Bias Against Blue-Collar Jobs
"Technical jobs can give our young people a path to earned success." That is why the Career Coaches Initiative is so important. Technical jobs earn more than degrees in many liberal arts categories. Clay Scofield
September 6, 2015
Keywords: technical;blue-collar;

Thirty Million Word Gap
A child from a high-income family will experience 30 million more words within the first four years of life than a child from a low-income family. The article published on the Rice University Center website for Education also points out the differences in how children are reinforced in different socioeconomic homes even though they are loved at all socioeconomic stages. Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley
July 16, 2015
Keywords: socioeconomic;welfare;words;pre-school;preschool;parent;parenting

Toughening up the workforce: 'Soft' skills Gap Strains Hiring, Retention Rates
Workforce needs the following softskills. Work ethic Dependability Basic comprehension skills Ability to take instruction and follow rules Critical thinking Leadership skills They need to be incorporated in our courses. Kelli Dugan
April 24, 2015
Keywords: soft skills;soft-skills; job preparation;

Pathways of support lead to student success
13 high impact practices for student support: 1. Orientation, 2. Fast track for developmental, 3. Freshman activities, 4. Student success course, 5. learning communities, 6. Goal setting, 7. Experience learning, 8. Tutoring, 9. Supplemental scheduled instruction, 10. Proper placement, 11. Registration prior to class start, 12. Attendance, and 13. Intervention for the struggling. Daily Staff
September 18, 2014
Keywords: student success; Effective teaching;

College Success Depends on Three Words
Responsibility. Authority. Accountability. College success and success in life ultimately comes down to three words. Article discusses and gives examples. Jeff Beals
August 15, 2014
Keywords: Time management;mentor;involvement

A Caring Professor
Mr. Carlson posits that a caring instructor is highly correlated to success and a meaningful life. He raises the question, "why spend money for a place-based education when you can get 120 credits from home?" From where is the extra value value? Scott Carlson
May 16, 2014
Keywords: Student success; Effective teaching; instructor growth;student care

Caring Professor Statistics
Contains supporting statistics for related article.
May 16, 2014
Keywords: Student success; Effective teaching; instructor growth;student care

Time to Get Serious About Redesigning Our Colleges
Thoughtful redesign includes addressing four major challenges: 1. implementing pathways readiness and developmental education 3. seamless education to career 4. stackable credentials and national credentialing. Emphasis placed on better measuring college readiness and quicker entry to major. Kay McClenney
May 5, 2014
Keywords: Graduation rate;student succcess;redesign;career

12 Strategies for Academic Success
The authors summarizes 12 tips for students: 1. Know instructor's expectations, 2. Make a study plan, 3. Coach Yourself, 4. Pay attention to detail, 5. Take a break, 6. Vary Schedule, 7. Estimate time, 8.Different skills for different courses, 9. Study earlier, 10. Complete work early, 11. Treat school like job, and 12. Commit. Tami Strang
April 22, 2014
Keywords: student success; Effective teaching

Colleges Seek to Improve Remedial Programs
Discusses ways to improve the remedial program experience by: self paced programs, boot camp remediation and taking both at same time to save financial aid. The goals are to get to credit courses sooner. Kimberly Heffing
April 15, 2014
Keywords: student success;graduation rate

The New Reality: Rising Demand for Technical Workers
There is a technical skills gap. Companies will need an estimated 10 million skilled workers by 2020. That's factory workers, bricklayers, welders and so on. These are $50k plus a year jobs that do not require 4 year degree. Matthew McClellan
February 14, 2014
Keywords: skilled workers;blue collar;technical;technical workers;

10 Ways to Motivate Your Students
The article describes the 10 best ways for for student motivation: 1)Speak students' language, 2)Motivated instructor, 3)teach own plan, 4) positive participation feedback, 5) Link effort to achievement, 6)Use gradual learning curve, 7) Think highly of students, 8) Use original examples, 9) Arouse their curiosity on topic, 10) Set self direction goals. AOE
September 1, 2013
Keywords: Student Success;Motivation

Generation Dropout: Milliennials Less Educated than Retiring
As the only developed nation that the young adult population is less educated than the retiring boomers. Perhaps a look back at the education from 40 prior. Lauren Alix Brown
June 18, 2013
Keywords: Boomer; retiree; dropout

The Gifted Hands of Dr. Benjamin Carson
Mr. Sowell discusses the book Gifted Hands in his newspaper article. The obstacles they each overcame were similar. Mr. Carson had everything working against him in middle school. Only the support and structured discipline of his mother turned things for him. With regard to Mr. Sowell, a move north placed him at the bottom of his class. He was able to catch up with hard work in a mono-racial school situation before moving on to integrated school. Thomas Sowell
April 4, 2013
Keywords: motivation; home life ;dignity of work; personal responsibility

Economic Mobility is Not a Myth - Email
Mr. Sowell's editorial looks into the details of the statistics on Economic mobility. His belief is statistics should be calculated on individual's moving up and down, rather than the touted statistics of upper income brackets having a growing share, He argues the assumption that social barriers keeping people from moving up the income ladders may not be the predominate cause. He indicates that removing need motivation from lower income brackets and multiculturalism promoting a non standard English may be more causal. Thomas Sowell
March 13, 2013
Keywords: motivation; multiculturalism; education barriers; dignity of work; personal responsibility

Next Time You Skip Class, Consider the Cost - Email
A U-Mass Professor calculated the average hourly cost to student if he/she skips class. The article goes on to equate hourly rates at different colleges to things a student might like. Dan Reimo
February 24, 2013
Keywords: Attendance

Five Habits of Great Students: Lessons from Top-Ranked STEM School
The 5 learned habits fostered by parents, faculty, and administration are: 1) Read early, late, often, 2) Write Daily, 3) Be prepared and organized, 4) Collaborate with others, and 5) Question your teachers. Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross
February 20, 2013
Keywords: active learning; student support; study habits; skills;2014_top_articles

Reducing Student's Fear of Assessment
Since a student's fear can be paralyzing, there are several strategies listed to work a student through those anxieties. Strategies include: 1. multiple low stakes, 2. Feedback sandwiched in compliments, 3. provide recorded comments, and 4. Role play office hours. Commentary
January 1, 2013
Keywords: effective teaching; leadership; anxiety

Poverty-Costly, Forgotten, and Worse than Ever
Ms. Mercer indicates that throwing money alone will not alleviate poverty, but giving simple rule for young people may. According to the Brookings Institute after a Census study, the three rules are 1. finish high school, 2. work full time, and 3. wait until age 21 and get married before having a child. Marsha Mercer
January 1, 2013
Keywords: poverty

Resilience: Bend and Bounce So You Won't Break
Bending and adapting make resilient people. According to the author, there are 4 aspects: 1. connect with positive people, 2. learn to laugh, 3. have a daily plan of action, and 4. practice being optimistic. Feeling good about things is a choice. Commentary
January 1, 2013
Keywords: Stress relief; anxiety;

Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams
Mr. Jaffa advocates telling students to study for mastery and learning rather than just to pass an exam. Getting students to d desire to learn for mastery and enjoy the process for life should be a goal. David Jaffee
January 1, 2013
Keywords: desire to learn;2014_top_articles

Your Attention, Please
Mr. Thierrel advises to get the attention of students to do the following: 1. Don't proceed without attention. 2. Say it simply or it is not said well. 3. Take advantage of Visual 4. Say why material needed. 5. Give clear expectations and accountability. Jim Thierrel
November 11, 2012
Keywords: Effective Teaching; student success, attention; focused learning;2014_top_articles

Vulnerability and Success - Email
Ms. Alcon' article is advocating allowing yourself to be vulnerable, to take great risk for great reward. Studies show wit reduces regret and allows for meaningful accomplishment. Cheryl Alcon
October 26, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support; motivation

Strategies for Improving Retention-Student Grit - Email
Mr. Maxwell observes that universities, such as DePaul, Tufts, and Wake Forest, are looking at non-cognitive measure of success like "grit". He indicates that a gritty individual will think long term and be less likely to give up. Long term success is about staying the course. Bill Maxwell
October 22, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support; motivation

An Associate's Degree
Ms. Burkett give the following reasons to complete the Associates degree to her classes: 1. Many jobs require Associates that used to require High School, 2. It proves you can complete a goal, 3. Aids in getting a transfer scholarship, 4. Get it for yourself. Marcia Burkett
October 2, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support; motivation

How to Get Motivated to Study - Email
Mr. Mueller indicates the power of having the following: 1. A goal, 2. A reward, 3. Just do it mentality, 4. A one step at a time mentality, 5. Music, 6. a positive approach, 7. cut out distractions. Steve Mueller
November 1, 2010
Keywords: student success; motivation; focus

November 8 Article Summary
Dean Holland commented on several articles relating to WCC's vision statement. They include: 1) Transformational Change, 2)15% of US Youth out of school and work, 3) MOOC education, 4) Texting in Class, 5) WCC's Title III grant, 6) Technology is dehumanizing,7) Career/Tech Education, 8) Ending the graduation exam, 9) Sharpening Leadership teams, 10) Unprepared to Work, 11) Mixson Scholarship, 12) Alabama Lags Nation in Math, 13) Commentary-Dean Holland
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Vision Statement Supporting Articles Summary
Dean Holland summarizes the following articles: 1) Transformational Change,2) 15% of Youth out of work and school, 3) MOOC's, 4) Texting in class, 5) Title III grant, 5) Technology dehumanizing, 6) Career Tech education, 7) Ending Graduation Exam, 8)AACC to sharpen leadership teams, 9) Unprepared for work, 10) Mixson Wcc Scholarship, 11) Alabama behind in Math, 12) Young children lag in cognitive skills, and 13) Strategies to improve student success. Commentary-Dean Holland
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Keywords: student success

The Thirty Million Word Gap
Social stimulation from birth to three is given from primary caregiver. The number of words a child hears in an hour in double fro higher income families than others. This interaction accounts for up to 98 percent of vocabulary. These differences carry through school. Betty Hart and Todd Risley
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Keywords: student success; early childhood

Find the Flaws in Your Drafts
Adapted from "10 Steps for Editing Your Own Writing," Mark Nichol to small habits to help perfect writing. Jaimy Ford, Mark Nochol
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Keywords: grammar;writing

Brookings Poverty Introduction
"Scholars on both the left and the right are also increasingly worried that children growing up today in lower-income families have fewer social supports and pathways into the middle class than in past generations." They grow in homes that are unstable and therefore struggle learning long term gratification. 2 parent vs 1 parent is discussed as well as other relevant causes and effects Brookings Institute
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Keywords: poverty;social;parent

Winning War on Poverty Demands Radical Centrism
The article regarding a conservative and liberal study accepts three general truths that often derail debate before it begins: Able-bodied adults should work, two committed parents are better than one, and schools must do more to prepare students for careers. In each of those areas, the group managed to reach consensus on policy." The article discusses each with detail. Blumberg View
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Keywords: poverty;social;parent;career

Habits of Mind: Lessons for the Long Term
An emphasis on underlying traits that are proven success traits. Employers desire to hire those who exemplify the following: curiosity, open-mindedness, and intellectual courage, thoroughness, and humility. These should be encouraged in the classroom for success. Dan Berritt
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Keywords: critical thinking;soft-skills;soft skills;life skills;job skills

Helping Students Make a Good Living and Lead a Good Life
The concept of liberal education with technical skills to develop the ability to think and develop skills for earning a good living is explored Terry O'Banion
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Defending Liberal Education:The Essential Questions
The essential questions and reasons to continue a Liberal Arts Education are to develop the following areas of a students life. Personal Development Economic Development Civic Development Cultural Development Social Development Terry O'Banion
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Keywords: critical thinking

What We Can Learn from Finland
Author discussed presentation by Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and policy guru, who presented at UAB. Finland has less emphasis on testing and test based accountability and more emphasis on creativity and child based activity. Their system is one of the best in the world. Sheil Remington
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10 Signs an Employee is Promotable
Checklist for the characteristics exhibited by employees ready to move up in a corporation.
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