After 31 years as a prominent and well-respected Financial Times columnist, Lucy Kellaway has made the decision to leave – to be a maths teacher. There are many programmes encouraging fresh graduates to enter the teaching profession, but what about seasoned professionals? In her talk, Lucy will reframe the way we think about being an educator and why it’s more important than ever to be one now.
Well. This just in-perhaps, there is an option growing for baby boomers displaced through ageism or by retirement No matter-reinvention by returning to college via an advanced career initiative fellowship has taken root at the the University of Minnesota’s Advanced Careers initiative. And there are more programs growing according to Baby Boomers Looking for Reinvention Try College—Again.
“There are 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day and we need them; we can’t let them just be on the sidelines.”
(Let's Do It Again , written by Curtis Mayfield and performed first by the Staple Singers in 1975, was part of the soundtrack for the Bill Cosby/Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, Let's Do It Again.)
Stanford Opens School For Retirees Who Don't Think A Career Ends At 50
Advanced Leadership (Harvard)
5 Popular Second Careers for Baby Boomers
Phyllis E. Moen, Sociology, UMN
Phillip Pizzo,MD | Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute
“Since the 11th century, universities have focused on young people. Now, with longevity being what it is, we need to expand the role to lifelong learning and intergenerational learning and teaching.”
Takeaway: Advanced Career Initiatives/fellowships may be the answer for baby boomers to reinvent or start a new career. This sector of 55+ folks have been traditionally marginalized and cast aside. Though the price point may be an issue, it's worth a look, particularly if income and family aren't issues of first concern. #socialwellness #emotionalwellness #intergenerationalteachingandlearning #advancedcareerinitiatives
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