There are tremendous talent needs in the fields of education and youth development. Tutors and mentors; teachers in high-need fields like special education and math and science and English-language learning; people who can help middle and high school students plan for college.
What are the best ways to focus the time, talent, experience and idealism of individuals who have finished their midlife careers on helping the next generation succeed?
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Idealist.org posted a blog that discusses some alternative pathways to becoming a teacher, including online programs, teacher residencies, and re-careering support.
Many of these programs would be especially attractive to potential encore career teachers.
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Authors: Michelle Hynes and Cal Halvorsen of Civic Ventures; Ellen Pechman of EMP Consulting.
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