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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: 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...
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...
Just Do Something: Helping Students Find Their Career Track
Posted May 7, 2018 by Mark Perna
Who remembers choosing their career track in high school? I love what I do, but I’ve realized something about this...
Founder’s Perspective: Crafting a Powerful Instructional Narrative
Posted April 9, 2018 by Mark Perna
Every class, every program, every pathway has a story. Whether we realize it or not, there is an unspoken narrative...
Career Education Reality #2: It Improves Academic Performance
Posted March 10, 2018 by Mark Perna
In this series, we will be looking at several foundational realities of career-focused education in today’s rapidly changing economy. Today’s...
Top Career Exploration Resource Websites
Posted December 12, 2017 by Mark Perna
When it comes to educational choices and career direction, young people today don’t know what they don’t know. It’s not...
Students, Get Ready for the Real World
Posted October 26, 2017 by Mark Perna
If you’re a high school student today, the real world of college and career is out there—and someday you’ll join...
The Career Tree: Creating a Narrative That Changes the Game
Posted September 11, 2017 by Mark Perna
What’s the Career Tree? I mean, what IS it? If you answer it’s a great wall graphic used in classrooms...
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