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As students filed in to that morning assembly, I remember quietly panicking: I have to get this right -- so much is at stake! Then and now, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to help girls and boys to feminism. I hope that feminism is an assumption of my classroom’s philosophy and practice. This means many things, small and large: requiring that girls and boys, women and men, have equal voice at the table and on our reading lists; ensuring that we talk and write about issues of gender; identifying my own feminism, to demystify and humanize a larger movement.
Maybe most of all, I give my students opportunities to share their own life stories. Today, seniors still find me to talk about Shirts and Skins. Lisa Baker teaches English at Milton Academy (Massachusetts). 6 Secrets of Women Who Love Their Jobs. Close your eyes and think about your job.
Are you happy? Miserable? Meh? We all go through ups and downs at work, but if you find yourself constantly dreading work, you may have hit The Slump. First off, know that it's normal; according to a Dutch study, employees in their late twenties to early forties experience lower job satisfaction and higher emotional exhaustion than their older and younger peers. Pretend You're New on the Job "The initial phase of work is exhilarating because the learning curve is so steep—we feel more motivated when we're learning. Work Smarter, Not Longer "Avoid playing 'who can work the longest.' Do Something (Else) You Love "I've been a stress doctor for 30 years, and I've never seen a patient who had balance in their life outside the office get burned out.
Create the Job You Want "There's a strategy called job crafting; it means customizing your job, and it can foster more satisfaction. Related. How to Find the Right Career Path: Advice From 4 Powerful, Successful Women. Whether you're just starting out, a few years in, or thinking about taking a leap midcareer, deciding what you want to do in your professional life is one of the most daunting tasks of self-exploration, like, ever.
The editorial team at LinkedIn sat down one-on-one with eight highly accomplished people — all LinkedIn Influencers, top minds in business who regularly blog on the site — among them, four women who offered fantastic advice on finding your own right career path as well as anecdotes on how they, themselves, achieved their goals. Here's some great career advice from Barbara Corcoran, Suze Orman, Sallie Krawcheck, and Kat Cole: Barbara Corcoran, cofounder Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners; Shark on ABC's "Shark Tank"; founder and former CEO of The Corcoran Group: "Ignore what your parents say. " Suze Orman, financial adviser and host of "The Suze Orman Show" on CNBC: "I didn't discover it — it discovered me. " 8-Year Old Creates Stunning Victory For Gender Equality.
Congratulations to Els, from North London, for her astounding accomplishment.
The 8-year old managed to convince a mega book publisher to stop marketing books that are titled 'for boys' and 'for girls' in the title. Els, was very put off when the book company, Scholastic, told her in a title, that the pirate story she wanted to read was 'for boys.' She tells The Independent that when Scholastic comes to visit her school, everyone gets excited, and they spend a lot of money buying books. The UK student thinks Scholastic should be more responsible: Books should be for everyone, we all like different things.
With her mother's loving encouragement to find a solution, Els sent a petition to Scholastic, signed by 80 friends and faculty from her school. "We are no longer publishing anything new pitched ‘for boys’ or ‘for girls’ in the title. That is amazing. Shirts and Skins. I was around eight years old when I first really knew I was a girl.
It was summertime, during one of our endless coed baseball games in our backyard of the small town in which I grew up. We were a neighborhood gang of kids, our summers our own to spend, our parents otherwise occupied, raising us according to the school of thought that a long leash teaches kids the required independence of future adulthood. We shot arrows from atop the old Peter Pan set my father brought home from his theater; we raced skateboards; we spied on the cocktail sipping tennis campers from Manhattan who overran our town each July. And we played baseball: fierce, competitive, coed games — the teams always shirts and skins, regardless of our gender. In fact, those games took place in a kind of pregendered, presexual bliss: Girls were just as tenacious at bat; boys cried fat tears when they were hit by a wayward pitch. ...despite our uncertainties about how to move forward, we must move forward.