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The Roots of Achievement, Part 2: Experiences
Posted October 7, 2019 by Mark Perna
Achievement doesn’t happen overnight. Like a tree, it has roots. And it’s the strength and depth of the roots that...
The Roots of Achievement, Part 1: Academics
Posted September 23, 2019 by Mark Perna
A successful education and career path is like a tree. We see and admire the sturdy trunk, the spreading branches,...
Founder’s Perspective: The Skill of How to Learn
Posted August 12, 2019 by Mark Perna
The 2019–20 school year is upon us, and it’s a busy time. Everyone is prepping and planning and putting together...
TFS Founder’s Perspective: We Should Be Making Students Career Ready, Period.
Posted May 25, 2019 by Mark Perna
“College and Career Ready.” It’s a great promise. It inspires confidence. It makes me want to get behind the organizations...
Education with Purpose: A Paradigm Shift
Posted April 23, 2019 by Mark Perna
Direction. Confidence. Marketable skills. Passion. All of these things are essential ingredients in a person’s lifelong success—and it’s the laudable...
Soft Skills…Are You Kidding Me?
Posted April 8, 2019 by Mark Perna
Are soft skills important in the age of the technical skills gap? Yes, they are—more than ever. In 2016, The...
Founder’s Perspective: Motivating Young People with a “For-Now” Direction
Posted March 25, 2019 by Mark Perna
“Career exploration can be done later. Now’s the time to enjoy your high school years.” This attitude is surprisingly prevalent...
The Danger of Education for Education’s Sake
Posted March 11, 2019 by Mark Perna
Education for education’s sake alone sounds noble, doesn’t it? No mercenary motivations here, just pure learning and the acquisition of...
Growth Mindset: Sure, Students Should Have It…What About You?
Posted February 25, 2019 by Mark Perna
Growth mindset, a term coined by Dr. Carol Dweck, is a popular topic these days. I’ve written about it before...
Why Sir Ken Robinson is Right
Posted December 10, 2018 by Mark Perna
I have long admired Sir Ken Robinson and his innovative take on our educational systems. I especially enjoy the RSA...
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