Why Make a Portfolio?
I saw this in the New York Times and had to share it with the community. It speaks to the core of what E4 Youth does. A portfolio that demonstrates your ability to have a vision and get things done is one of the most important things you can do for your education. In the end, employers want to know that you can get things done rather than your score on a test. What’s even better, by doing what you love and demonstrating it in a portfolio, you actually develop skills that will help you perform better on those tests. Just a little food for thought.
Need a Job? Invent It.
by Thomas L. Friedman (NYTimes.com)
WHEN Tony Wagner, the Harvard education specialist, describes his job today, he says he’s “a translator between two hostile tribes” — the education world and the business world, the people who teach our kids and the people who give them jobs. Wagner’s argument in his book “Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World” is that our K-12 and college tracks are not consistently “adding the value and teaching the skills that matter most in the marketplace.”