Yearly Archives - 2014

Using Questions in the Classroom

Posing questions in the classroom is a known practice to help encourage participation, increase active listening and expand on the subject matter. It's a staple part of what we teach our Team Leaders at Nuts & Bolts to engage their students in planning their careers. Here are [...]

5 Essentials of Customer Service

In any business, servicing the customer is of the utmost importance. In a school, it's even more paramount. Why? Because you're teaching the new generation how to interact with their clientele. Teaching through example, your students will learn how to properly answer the phone, take appointments, that they need [...]

Student Loans: Unfortunate Necessity

There's a lot of talk in the news about student loans and the issues of financing our education with debt. According to, the United States now holds $1.2 trillion in collective student loan debt and graduates in 2014 are leaving school with an average debt of $33,000. [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: Textbooks Less Effective

It's been a topic of heated conversation over the past couple of years - mobile vs. no mobiles in the classroom. Whatever way you swing on the debate, it's obvious that digital learning is on the rise. Our latest curriculum release embraces that shift to help schools [...]

Power of Numbers in a School

As we come back to our office from our 2014 member's conference, we are reminded of how truly amazing it is to be part of something bigger. NaB member schools are some of the smartest minds in the business, epitomizing passionate and dedication to excellence. We love [...]

Beware the ‘Suites’ Trend

The second biggest decision you will make as you begin your career is where to work after graduation. Why is your first job your most important? Because it sets the stage for things to come. Your first job will allow you to build your confidence and [...]

Motivating Reluctant Students

We are very lucky in our industry to say that the majority of our students are passionate, driven and truly want to make the world a better place. What an amazing job we have! And then there's the occasional resistor. Whatever the reason, they aren't interested [...]

Millenials Aren’t Aliens

The flurry of articles, both in the industry and out, obsessed with talking about millennial's like they aren't listening have painted them as self-centered, lazy and difficult. These 'kids' that expect a handout, aren't interested unless it's on their iPhone and don't believe they can possibly fail aren't [...]