[PART 2] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

[PART 2] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

In Part 1 of this three part series, we saw that teachers weren’t too thrilled with the current educational status quo, not just in the States. but also across the pond.

And when we closed the lid on Part 1, we did so with a sneak peak of the scores of our nation, the United States, in science, math, and reading. You can catch up on the series right here.

While this might come as a shocker to you, the USA isn’t in the top twenty when it comes to global ranking.

We rank in on the global scale at… well, see for yourself...

[PART 1] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

[PART 1] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

Lately (and for more than a decade now) there have been a host of examples of teachers utterly dissatisfied with the public school system.

Teacher of the Year, Kim Cook, who was given an unsatisfactory grade from her school principal for one, a teacher who gave his video resignation via YouTube and Ed Komperda who wrote a lengthy post on “School Today…What they don’t tell you.”

Back in 2012, when I first launched my online program teaching teachers, homeschool parents and retirees (well, anyone interested really) how to start a tutoring business and grow it to 5 and 6-figures (if they wanted to), I started noticing a trend.

[52 Life Lessons] #8 My Mantra...What I tell myself

[52 Life Lessons] #8 My Mantra...What I tell myself

This is part of an email series called 52 Life Lessons that you can access anytime. One email. Each Monday. 52 Weeks. Simple. Powerful. Full of intention to help you grow, heal, enjoy life…and possible even transform a bit.

The best thing I can share with you, as we dive into our second month together, is my personal mantra.

A mantra I just started this year, at the time of writing these 52 Life Lessons and it all stemmed from an amazing book I read.

A book I’ll share below.

My new mantra is simple. It’s three words. It’s powerful. And it’s life-changing.

[PART 3] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

[PART 3] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

In Step 1 of the P.O.P. Method, we discovered just how important the PERSON is who sits in front of you during a tutoring session.

In Step 2 of the P.O.P. Method, we went over how important OPPORTUNITY is and just how impactful it can be in opening up new avenues for learning life skills.

And that leads us to Step 3 and the final “P” in P.O.P. - and that’s PURPOSE.

So, without further ado, let’s jump in with both feet and get you popping!

[PART 2] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

[PART 2] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

This is the second part in a series of three. For step one, click on over to this post now.

Let’s have a little recap before we dive into the Second Step of the P.O.P. Method that has played a huge role in taking me from tutoring hobbyist to rocking a multiple 6-figure income…yep, tutoring kids!

P.O.P. stands for PERSON, OPPORTUNITY and PURPOSE.

It’s a simple method I have used over and over during each tutoring session whether it’s with one student at a time or a group of kids.

[PART 1] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

[PART 1] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

P.O.P. doesn’t stand for quizzes anymore.

In fact, as a former teacher, I really never liked POP Quizzes. They seemed to be sneaky things meant to make sure one did one’s work. And not really a method to determine true understanding or mastery of knowledge.

I mean really, is there a boss out there (if I’m preparing students for the real world, a boss is what they will encounter) who will give a POP Quiz?

I think not.

What I Learned Taking a Year End Inventory of Me

What I Learned Taking a Year End Inventory of Me

Sometimes we must look back so that we can celebrate wins that we wouldn’t otherwise bother to notice and see what improvements could have been made. I think this process of a Year-End Self-Inventory is powerful, telling and vital for my growth.

I have so much more to give than I’ve been giving. I’ve been playing small.

When I want to say “shameful” to the above comment or statement of fact, which is not a criticism of myself but a truth, I realize I have work to do on my inner game.

I think I’ll start with naming her.

Productivity Hacks All Students Should Be Taught (Regardless of Age)

Productivity Hacks All Students Should Be Taught (Regardless of Age)

Today’s article is going to be short and sweet, yet full of actionable items you can take as you need to use yourself, with your child or in your classroom - or, in your tutoring session.

Love me some multi-purpose writing. It’s good for ALL MANKIND… echo echo echo.

Okay, now that I’ve stopped play-typing, I know Jessica is secretly laughing at the first line and specifically the word short, so she’s my motivation for NOT making this a novella but an easy post that’s digestible right now.

Diving in.

Fact: Kids aren’t taught productivity.

Why You Might Dislike Texting and the #Hashtag Life (#youbetrippin)

Why You Might Dislike Texting and the #Hashtag Life (#youbetrippin)

I resisted for years.

I refused to be involved in the degradation of the written word.

Not because I’m wordy, though as a writer I guess I kind of am, as a teacher, should be, right?

No, it mattered, because to me words have power. And words are so often misunderstood in their unappreciated form, like via text. Let’s just say that texting seemed prone to misunderstanding or miscommunication amplified, to me.

Warning: A tad bit of adult language within.

[6-Figure Excerpt] My Dad’s A Lawyer (A Tale From The Classroom)

[6-Figure Excerpt] My Dad’s A Lawyer (A Tale From The Classroom)

This story is an excerpt taken from Jill’s coming book: How To Go From Broke To 6-Figures Teaching Kids While Making A Huge Difference. Enjoy.

I had a student who once told me, “You can’t say that to me. My dad’s a lawyer. I’ll sue you!”

My response before I could censor myself was to laugh and say, “I’m a teacher. Sue away. I don’t make anything.”

And literally, that was the honest truth. The only thing he could have, gladly, was my growing mound of student debt.