Follow Educator Helper by Email

Sunday, September 25, 2016

TRIO is Here to Help You

Ana is the first person in her family to attend college. Also, her parents have limited income, and she is hard of hearing, which she received services for throughout her elementary and secondary school years. As a student, Ana meets all three qualifiers of the TRIO program.

The federal government defines TRIO as:

"The Federal TRiO Programs  are federal outreach and student services programs in the United States designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are administered, funded, and implemented by the United States Department of Education."

Students must meet at least one of the eligibility requirements:

1. First generation students, or no parent has completed a bachelor degree.
2. Low income, or receives state services
3. Disability, or documented mental or physical impairment

Meet some of the Faces of Trio:


TRIO is a college career saving lifeline for many students. The program and its well trained staff are able to assist with a variety of needs, such as:


TRIO Advisor Robert Arenas Speaking to Students

TRIO can help set up one-on-one tutoring sessions, lend textbooks, give emotional support, meeting other new students, and so much more! It's an often overlooked program when students go on campus tours. But, don't underestimate its value. Because of TRIO and its services, many students are able to complete their college degrees. 

If you or someone you know who is in college meets the above criteria, have them dash to the TRIO office to sign up for these wonderful FREE services.

I'm proud to be a supporter of TRIO!
Beth, Educator Helper 


FREE!!! Click here to get the full lesson FREE:








Sunday, September 18, 2016

Re-Thinking the Resume

Is your resume a traditional document? If so, it's time to re-think your resume! No matter what career field you are in, the job market is tough, so how do you make your resume stand out among the crowd? Here's some resume updating tips that will help you land your perfect job:

1. Infographs 
Use a free Microsoft Word template to create your infograph and highlight the top items on your 
resume. Competition is tough, so make reading your resume simple and easy with an infograph 
format!

Here's my infograph resume:
Be creative, but make sure your infograph is easy to read and functional for potential employers.

2. Online Career Portfolios 
Use Live Journal or YouTube to create and post a short and simple portfolio of your best work. Then, post your video to a job site or send it to company administrators. This process can be time consuming, so be sure to check out companies' media policies on viewing and receiving these kinds of documents in lieu of or as attachments with job applications.

3. Flowcharts
Flowcharts are great for chronological or sequencing information, which works well for resumes. Be colorful and use easy-to-read fonts. Be sure to organize and streamline your resume info so it fits neatly into shapes. PowerPoint, which is easier to use for manipulating objects and shapes, has many free flowchart templates. 

Re-thinking the traditional resume format can help you rise to the top of the list as a job applicant! These solutions will highlight your creativity, as well as job skills, when trying to land your perfect job. 

Have fun with your resume!
Educator Helper



Want to help students look for their perfect jobs? Educator Helper can help with this FREE, fun, educational, hands-on learning product:

FREE!!! Choosing a Major













Sunday, September 11, 2016

Remembering 9/11

Where were you when the Twin Towers fell? My youngest son got up sick that morning, so he stayed home from school while my husband drove me to the middle school in Webster, Texas. On the way, the radio broadcaster announced an airplane had just hit one of the Twin Towers. I turned to my husband and said, "He shouldn't say things like that! People will think it's real, like War of the Worlds." Quickly, we realized the tragedy was real.

The middle school I worked at was about 1/4 mile NASA. Lots of my seventh grade students had parents who worked at NASA. Although most of the students showed up for classes, none were focused enough to do regular class work. We made use of class times by having real discussions over the tragic event. In fact, a teacher down the hall from me was married to one of President Bush's Secret Service agents. Even though the incident took place in New York City, 9/11 hit too close to home for all of us. 

On 9/11, take time to remember those who helped save the lives of others, along with those who perished and their surviving family members. 


In remembrance, 
Beth, Educator Helper



If you were President of the United States, how would you react to national and world events?









Click here to get the complete set of presidential writing prompts!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Native American Role Models

In November of 1990, George H.W. Bush proclaimed November as National American Indian Heritage Month. But, don't wait until November to celebrate Native American heritage--role models are needed everyday!

One such example is Billy Hensley, a current Native American artist from Oklahoma. Billy grew up in the Chickasaw Nation area of Davis, Sulphur, and Wynnewood. He uses his personal experiences as foundations for his artwork. He overcome many obstacles to achieve success and is a great role model for aspiring young artists.

Click here to check out Billy Hensley's Native American artwork!


Ready to study Native Americans? Here are fifteen Native American role models who have impacted society:


Jim Thorpe (athlete)   
Maria Tallchief (ballerina)  
Billy Mills (athlete)  
Sequoyah (silversmith tradesman)
Johnny Bench (athlete)  
Sacagawea (guide) 
Charles Curtis (politician/V.P.)  
Johnny Cash (entertainer)  
Wilma Mankiller (Chief)  
Will Rogers (entertainer)
Pearl Carter Scott (aviator/aviatrix)
N. Scott Momaday (author)                         
Joy Harjo (poet) 
Sherman Alexiee (author)
Sandra Osawa (filmmaker)

Take time to celebrate Native American culture with 15 Notable Native American Role Models:








Want more Native American resources?











Sunday, September 4, 2016

Native American Role Models

In November of 1990, George H.W. Bush proclaimed November as National American Indian Heritage Month. But, don't wait until November to celebrate Native American heritage--role models are needed everyday!

One such example is Billy Hensley, a current Native American artist from Oklahoma. Billy grew up in the Chickasaw Nation area of Davis, Sulphur, and Wynnewood. He uses his personal experiences as foundations for his artwork. He overcome many obstacles to achieve success and is a great role model for aspiring young artists.

Click here to check out Billy Hensley's Native American artwork!


Ready to study Native Americans? Here are fifteen Native American role models who have impacted society:


Jim Thorpe (athlete)   
Maria Tallchief (ballerina)  
Billy Mills (athlete)  
Sequoyah (silversmith tradesman)
Johnny Bench (athlete)  
Sacagawea (guide) 
Charles Curtis (politician/V.P.)  
Johnny Cash (entertainer)  
Wilma Mankiller (Chief)  
Will Rogers (entertainer)
Pearl Carter Scott (aviator/aviatrix)
N. Scott Momaday (author)                         
Joy Harjo (poet) 
Sherman Alexiee (author)
Sandra Osawa (filmmaker)

Take time to celebrate Native American culture with 15 Notable Native American Role Models:








Want more Native American resources?