Monthly Archives: December 2009

44 Lessons that Life Teaches Us

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Reflect

Four Dimensions of Reflective Learning I.  Thinking Back  Returning to a learning experience or recapturing a learning event some time after it has taken place may allow the learner to revisit the entire experience from a fresh and different perspective.  … Continue reading

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What to put into a Career Transition Portfolio

Portfolios are as unique as the individuals who prepare them. While there are no rules about what goes into a portfolio, it should represent the best of you.   It should also  demonstrate that you have thought through your experiences … Continue reading

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Portfolios for Career Transition: Step 4 – Presentation

Step 4 – Selection for Presentation The final step in deciding what to put into your Portfolio involves selecting items that will be appropriate for your audience.  Some questions to consider are: Who are the key people that will be … Continue reading

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Portfolios for Career Transition- Step 3

Step 3:    Organization The Portfolio tool that you choose may determine the organizational system that you use for presenting your evidence.  If you have a choice in the organizational framework, there are several approaches to consider. Chronological The chronological … Continue reading

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Portfolios for Career Transition – Step 2

  Step 2:  Reflecting If  you had some success with the first step of Collecting, you now have a “pile” of evidence, or a long list of documents that you will consider uploading into your Portfolio.  Chances are good that … Continue reading

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Portfolios for Career Transition- Step 1

     The Portfolio Process  A Portfolio will provide you with an organized electronic collection of materials, artifacts and evidence that summarizes, highlights and validates . . –       who you are as a person  –       what you know and can do … Continue reading

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