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YOU ARE NOT ALONE – Supporting Teachers & Counselors

By Liz Hayter, Administrator, Dutchess BOCES Adult Learning Institute Do these scenarios seem familiar? You are teaching math in a conference room at the local library and an adult student starts arguing with you about the validity of an answer. What should you do? You feel alone! You are meeting with an adult student at the community center to review career goals and career strategies and your recommendations are not being heard because the student is talking on their cell phone. What should you do? You feel alone. In some workplaces this type of repeated stress is called burnout. “The term burnout describes more than a passing slump. The concept, introduced by Herbert Freudenberger in h

Coalition Campaign- Marketing Ideas for Programs Operating on a Shoestring Budget (Part I)

by Kelli Cooney, Data Manager/ Literacy Liaison Syracuse City School District Adult and Continuing Education Many of our Adult Ed Programs across the state would greatly benefit from running a marketing campaign for student or volunteer recruitment or even literacy awareness but don’t have the budgets to pay for it. In 2018, Programs in Central New York decided to pool their resources to bridge the gap between the estimated 60,000 adults in Onondaga County in need of greater literacy skills and the 5,000 participating annually in adult education classes . Funded primarily by a grant from the Syracuse Rotary Club, known for their ongoing support of Adult Literacy over the years, a matching gr


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