Welcome to another “Featured Resource!” Our Tool Library is growing with new categories and items. This month, we focus on the Career category and a site called “The Good Project,” which shares “ideas and tools for a good life.” 🙂
The Good Project promotes excellence, engagement, and ethics in education, preparing people to become good workers and good citizens who contribute to the overall well-being of society.
Developed by a research unit of Harvard Project Zero, this site offers collections of resources curated for educators and practitioners, students, and researchers. From a blog and social feeds (check them out on Twitter and Facebook), to a newsletter and curricula toolkits, you’ll find a range of inspiration from The Good Project. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Course Syllabi: Interested in new ideas for your career course? Browse syllabi from K-12 and college classes across the country, including titles like “Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life.”
- Activities: What is Good Work? Answering this question is just one of the sample activities provided by this site, all of which are designed to spark conversation and reflection.
- Value Sort: Who doesn’t love a card sort? This online version allows you (or your student or client) to drag and drop 30 values to columns ranked by their importance. Print your results at the end.
What do you like about The Good Project? What is your favorite career-related tool? Enjoy your exploration of this and other tool library resources. We look forward to your feedback. 🙂
image source: WildOne, Pixabay
This week, we heard the sad news of a well-beloved theorist and colleague, Dr. John Krumboltz. I had the pleasure of interviewing him on the phone many years ago. The quality wasn’t the greatest, but as an instructor, I was so thrilled to have John Krumboltz share his theory but also his personality with me, and in turn, my students, and I’m equally as honored to share his thoughts and his voice with our followers.
Here’s a little tidbit on his thoughts about the contribution of Happenstance Theory to the field. In this bite, he talks about the role of mistakes in learning. Finally, I’ll end with his thoughts about what excites his curiosity.
Always an encourager, always willing to take celebrity pictures with students and faculty fans, alike, and always giving of himself. So blessed to have known him. We’d love to hear your stories as well.
Excited to be providing this webinar workshop on the career-mental health connection. If you’re interested, here’s where to register: https://ceuonestop.com/home/webinars/.
Did you know that NCDA has a technology resource to support career practitioners? I barely have time to mine through my daily google alerts on technology, so I’m grateful when someone does the tech lifting for me! For example, take a look at this month’s tech tip:
NCDA has monthly tech tips that come out through the e-zine, Career Convergence. And, if you don’t have enough time or memory to check it monthly, you can sign up to have it delivered into your box! Worried you missed something? Check out the “Tech Tips” archive – like I”m going to do…right now. Happy teching!
Hurricane Irma presented a unique challenge and opportunity last week for this Snapchat experiment. True to my 3x a week commitment, when Friday came, I decided to post this:
Immediately, I got responses back from most of my student followers, of their pets! Once I had heard from them, I decided to send this:
On Monday, I heard from the students that I was the only professor they had heard from during the hurricane. I was reminded how this tool can be used to connect in a caring way with students, and how that connection can make such a difference for them (and for me). I’m also challenged to think about how to balance the academic purpose of the tool (Book quotes are coming up!) and the personal connection. Curious as to how others manage that.