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Character Strengths in Education I was approached last week by a student who was looking to take an extra qualification to boost their university application. We discussed about their current subjects and how to demonstrate to universities that they are passionate about their subject and are much more than a set of grades. The student...
Yeah, We Said That Last week, an interview panel and myself finished well over 60 mock job interviews for our graduating seniors.   I called it the “gift they’d appreciate later”.   They probably called it something else.   Hopefully something nice. The set up was easy:  have a CV, Cover Letter and mock job advert at the...
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” One of the best gifts I received when I graduated from my Master’s Program 24 years ago (yikes, has it been that long???) was from my mother:  a nice needlework about seizing the day and a copy of Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go”.   In the whimsical, fantastical world...
“This graphic got me thinking….” Sometimes, simple things help explain a wide range of phenomena.   If you’ve ever heard of the “Butterfly Effect” (the butterfly moves its wings….all else follows), then you know what I mean.  Or the Bell Curve – the Bell Curve can be used to categorize almost everything! –  then you know...
What’s the sound of a choo choo train gotta do with Careers? I want you to picture a subway map.  Any city, it doesn’t matter.   Dubai Metro is fine.   Does it look something like this? Perfect…now you can keep reading…. Wait a minute, what’s a subway map gotta do with Careers?   I’ll give you a...
Are you familiar with the Career Rainbow? Oh to be young again! Place yourself on the Career Rainbow as a 15-year old and there you are, in the Age of Exploration: this critical time in a young person’s life when you begin to make choices about future direction. The Rainbow is the spectrum, the continuum...
Our Work Experience programme is Going Virtual! 2020 We want our children to succeed. Therefore, the acquisition of skills that will allow our students to thrive in the world beyond school is of paramount importance. At Sunmarke, we are currently looking at delivering a virtual work experience programme at the end of Term 3 which...