Category: Student Engagement

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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