The ultimate goal at Rubin is to provide teachers with high quality resources for college and career readiness they can share with students.
We have no better example of such a pursuit than Lamar County Schools in Georgia southwest of Atlanta.
Ms. Sharonda Bostic, a CTAE (career, technical and agriculture education) teacher in Lamar County, employs the Rubin “storytelling” method for cover letters and job interviews.
In short, the story approach encourages students to share an example of a time they overcame a challenge (ex: school project, part-time job) rather than use words like “hardworking” or “problem solver.”
Shorter than that, it means: show me, don’t tell me.
Ms. Bostic went further. She helped her own son use the narrative approach for college scholarship essays.
Lo and behold, her son won big — to the tune of $5,000 across five different scholarships. He begins college in fall 2022.
“What better proof do I need?” Bostic said. “Rubin’s techniques win, plain and simple.”
At Rubin, we want teachers to embrace our methods and share them with students to achieve real-world results.
All you need to know is $5,000 in scholarship money from a short story about work ethic.
What’s your student’s story worth?
Explore our robust Emerge curriculum (which includes our “storytelling” unit) and find out!