Ben Solomon

Project Manager

AVID Center

Find me online:

“Develop curriculum and materials for AVID teachers.”

MY ROUTE:

The Curved Road

MY WORK LIFE:

Project Manager

foundation interest 1 interest 2

My work allows me to combine the foundation of BEING CREATIVE and the interests of EDUCATION and DESIGN.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

There's not really a "typical day", but some of the things I do are: respond to emails from AVID teachers that need help, design lessons or curriculum books for AVID teachers, train teachers on how to teach AVID better, work on random projects (videos, materials, etc).

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

Teaching, attending educational workshops, reading educational books and articles.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

Project Manager

I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Undergraduate - Education, General
  • Graduate - Curriculum and Instruction

What I studied NOT AT ALL RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School -
  • Undergraduate - The Texas A&M University System Office
  • Graduate - The Texas A&M University System Office

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Be creative. Find outlets for your creativity. Find ways to develop your creativity. Find ways to study other people that are creative. And challenge yourself, step outside of your comfort zone or your strengths and do something you've never done.

HURDLES I OVERCAME

THE “NOISE” FROM MY PARENTS

“Use your intelligence and talents to make a lot of money.”

HOW I OVERCAME THE “NOISE”

The world told me that money will make you happy, that it's the measure of your success. But when I looked around, I saw a lot of really unhappy, unfulfilled rich people: Men wearing expensive suits and driving nice cars to jobs they hate, wives more concerned about how they look than what kind of person they are, and spoiled kids that think the world revolves around them. And I realized that money doesn't make you happy, what makes you happy is fulfilling the purpose for which you were created.

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