education

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Finding Fun

by Stacey Ebert / Aug 08, 2022 /
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Remember when the important things in life were playing with friends, seeking adventure, and making forts? Remember when you’d wake up excited to draw chalk art on the driveway, play tag on the lawn, or catch fireflies after chomping on your ice cream treats? For some reason, as we age, the fun seems to shift to the background of life and the more mundane takes center stage...why is that? Sure, there are bills, laundry, taxes, and such— but if we’re lucky enough to have those things to manage, we don’t have to permit them to remove the focus from the fun in life, right?

Radio Free Imagine Neighborhood Invites Your Imagination to Take Flight

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“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Maya Angelou

Intercultural Communication: Overcoming Challenges

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In our constantly evolving world and innovative societies, it can be hard to keep up with how different diverse cultures and peoples are becoming more and more intertwined. Globalization has increased greatly over the past ten to twenty years, mostly thanks to international business growth rates, online/technological advancements and product development outsourcing to other countries. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Changing Direction

by Stacey Ebert / Jul 05, 2022 /
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It’s summer. The season of sandy feet, sun-kissed cheeks, and firepit chats that go on till dawn has returned. While the world is still in chaos and a global pandemic is still afoot, school’s out, camp’s in session, and children everywhere are in summer mode. 

It’s that time where everything is flooded with sunlight, fireflies dance amidst the sky, ice cream is a daily meal, dreams are big, possibilities are endless, and imaginations run wild. 

I Want to See Me in School: How To Create K-12 Educational Environments for All Students to Thrive

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When we think of creating educational environments for every student to thrive, what is usually the first thing that comes to mind? Schools that include an engaging curriculum. Classrooms that cultivate joy. Buildings that are lively and welcoming that offer a multitude of extracurricular activities and opportunities for students to explore the world through texts or field lessons outside of the classroom?

Through the Eyes of an Educator: A Compendium

by Stacey Ebert / Jun 23, 2022 /
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Through the Eyes of an Educator: A Compendium

Tyler Gedman: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... It helps make me who I am

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Tyler Gedman studied art at CCAC South Campus, and graduated in 2022. Tyler is continuing his education in the fall, but in the meantime, is substitute teaching and painting his way through life.

Tyler Gedman: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... It helps make me who I am

The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to be Kind, Respectful, & Successful

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“Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Nothing—not career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we’re going to survive with dignity” - Audrey Hepburn
 
I have long believed in the power of empathy and the need for more of it in our classrooms and our boardrooms. 

Christine O’Donnell: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... You Can Go Places

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Christine O’Donnell recently obtained her Associate Degree in General Studies at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC). She will graduate in August with her Associates in Accounting. Christine plans on transferring to a four-year university to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She got accepted to Penn State University and she’s waiting to hear back from the University of Pittsburgh. Christine currently works full time and she’s married with four children, eight years old and younger. 

Mike Kistler: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it gives you a head start on your future!

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Mike Kistler is working on an Associate’s Degree in Business Management at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), and is also currently a 10th Grade High School student at Pittsburgh Central Catholic. Mike volunteers with his Church, and with the local food bank during the past year. Read more about his experience below! 

Mike Kistler: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it gives you a head start on your future!

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