Magazine article Techniques

Teacher's Toolbox

Magazine article Techniques

Teacher's Toolbox

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Teacher's Toolbox is a new department in Techniques designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites.

PROFESSIONAL POST

Helping Teens Find Their Niche

A new book, Testing the Waters: A Teen's Guide to Career Exploration, is chock-full of resources and information to help high school students discover "what to be when they grow up." Written by Alice N. Culbreath and Saundra K. Neal, the book has over 1,200 career exploration activities--including Web sites, books, magazines, camps and organizations to research particular career fields. Copies of the book are $24.95. For more information or to order a copy, contact Resource Media Group, Inc., P.O. Box 450297, Miami, FL, 33245-0297. Call 305-858-7595 or fax 305-858-1043.

Two-Year Scholarships

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has launched a new program to help two-year college students in need of financial assistance. The Coca-Cola Two-Year Scholars Program will award 400 scholarships, of $1,000 each, every year to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. Schools may each nominate two academically succesful students for the scholarship who have performed 100 hours of community service in the past year. For more information, contact Patti Cohen, program manager, at 404-733-5430.

Garden Grants

The National Gardening Association is now taking applications for its Youth Gardening Grants Program. Four hundred grants will be awarded to programs involving at least 15 children ages 3-18. Programs will be judged on innovative garden design, community support, strong leadership, sustainability and educational, social or environmental programming. Grant winners will receive quality tools, seeds, plants and garden products from 30 leading garden and lawn industries. Deadline for all entries is Nov. …

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