If you have been a teacher for some time, what tips or advice would you give your younger self about the reality of teaching? i.e. things that are only discovered after being in a classroom for a few months/years. ESL-related things preferred but not essential.
[USA] Best chances to become a foriegn service worker? I want to apply, I've alreadly gotten the study guide, but beyond studying and being open minded of the people I'd be dealing with, I don't really know how to prepare. [more inside]
Cheap Mountain Biking experience in greater Sydney? [more inside]
What's it like to be a user experience consultant? [more inside]
How can I gain in-depth knowledge and experience in technical fields? [more inside]
The old conundrum: How do you get experience without a job, how do you get job without experience? (Public sector variant.) [more inside]
I have a son, almost 12, and a daughter, 9, and have been thinking about getting them involved in more outdoor activities. They're home-schooled, so they do get the opportunity to get out and play in the yard and with a few other kids in the neighborhood, but I'd like them to be introduced to a wider range of activities that outdoors-type groups like the scouts might provide (and not being an outdoorsy-type myself, might be able to better instruct in), but I'm put off by both the nationalistic and religious overtones that seem to pervade the Scout oaths. I'd prefer something with more of a global/wildlife focus. [more inside]
How do I best explain to my employer, a prestigious & expensive American Ivy League school, that I won't be taking advantage of the incomparable tuition discount and will instead finish my masters with a small-but-well-regarded British polytechnic? [more inside]
What skills or subjects or topics or experiences -- not just academic but professional, social, and even personal -- do you wish you had learned or acquired in college? [more inside]
With all the talk surrounding Sarah Palin's apparent relative lack of foreign policy knowledge and experience, just how important have those factors been historically when it comes to governors serving as president or VP? [more inside]
What are some interesting non-academic fellowships out there? [more inside]
How do I get people to try new things? [more inside]
Help me land my first web dev contract! [more inside]
I'm looking for translations of a particular sense of the English word "experience." [more inside]
I'm looking for labels for ways of knowing, in particular, the kind of knowledge that you won't understand until you've experienced it. [more inside]
I am applying to business school for an MBA at a top school. I only have experience working at a non-profit, and some social service experience. I have grad school experience in Social Work. Any suggestions/ ideas of how to market my experience? What are some tips for being a successful applicant? Thank you! [more inside]
Would getting certification help in finding a more rewarding job while I'm working on the major? [more inside]
My brother is turning 10 next week and I'm at a loss for what to get him. He got all the stuff he wanted for Christmas and I want to give him some sort of experience. In the past I took him out to lunch and to the German import store to buy candy and just hung out with him for an afternoon. Problem is, this year I'm off at college in another state. What's something we can do together without actually being together? My budget is about $20.
Help me find an hour or two of extravagance in Los Angeles [more inside]
I have just been fired. I now want to transition into creative brand management and marketing immediately. [more inside]
What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
Help me come up with an "experience" gift around Raleigh, NC. [more inside]
I need life experience. But I haven't a clue where to start. [more inside]
Help a teenager make the most of his summer [more inside]
I'm trying to find the source, as well as the correct phrasing, of a saying I've become fond of regarding experience and personal growth: "Beware the man who says he has 10 years of experience, who actually has 1 year of experience 10 times" For some reason, I seem to recall it may have been from a Japanese source, but my Google-fu has failed me thus far.
Has anyone used the Beaches all-inclusive resorts? I'm specifically looking for feedback from people with families as to the quality and whether it compared favorably or unfavorably to a self-planned/self-directed vacation. If you have experience with alternatives (vacation outfitters that specifically cater to people with sprogs along), please do speak up. [more inside]
What are some Australian or international organisations that are similar to the Peace Corps? [more inside]
Ok, this is getting ridiculous. I'm incredibly qualified for data entry work, but all the data entry in my area falls under the heading of "accounting". I'd love to get some accounting experience, but every job that would give me accounting experience requires at least a year of -- wait for it -- accounting experience. What can I do?
At the grand old age of 37, I've suddenly been hit by the realization that I'm in the wrong career and it's corroding by soul. I want to work in something to do with the surveying and production of maps (I love maps). Does anyone work in this field and have advice on what qualifications I'll need and be able to tell me what sort of stuff they do?
How can I best get experience in logistics in a college setting? [more inside]
You are taking a walk around a public place in your city or town. This place is relatively new to you. If you had the opportunity to annotate a map and 'mark up' five categories of interest or experience, which five categories or types of sites might you choose to identify? Sensory experience? Social interaction? Sites of commerce? None of the above? Be as specific or general as you please.
Starting your career at 30... [more inside]
In an otherwise great relationship, is it normal to have moments where you feel completely fed up? [more inside]
Help: my new boyfriend has had way more sex than me. [more inside]
Inspired by this question, I have to ask the opposite. I've found that as I've gotten older, things in the past seem VERY VERY far away. [more inside]
Why is time passing so quickly? [more inside]
since recently i'm the proud owner of an mda. the qtek c100 is my new best friend... i'm curious if you now any good pda sites [mefi looks & works great], which are really good for these kind of devices. news, guides, games... low kb's and straight to the point, and what's your experience?
My brother needs some advice on breaking into the games industry (different than this question, since he's not asking SHOULD, but HOW) [more inside]
Is there any issue of certification for a paralegal / Attorney's Assistant to worry over when moving from one state to another? [more inside]
Life-altering experiences. Can you point to a single experience in your life, as a child, which you can define as having contributed to the person you are today? (+) [more inside]
Is an MBA worth getting? I've seen a lot of talk to the contrary lately, and most of the MBAs that I know don't seem to be doing work now that particularly requires an MBA, so I'm wondering if it's just a waste of time and money compared to just gaining more work experience? I was thinking of getting an MBA as a way to shift into less pure-IT related work, since I can't seem to get rehired as a developer after a long absence.
I've been thinking about orphans and I'd like more information—mostly first-hand anecdotal. But anything is fine. [more inside] [more inside]