Ebb and Tide of Change

Economic globalization is everywhere and can’t be ignored by the incredible ramifications it has on everyone. No one is exempt from the influences of a global economy. As a freelance writer, I must seek out the jobs which may provide some income for my family, however, the competition is always there. Currently, as more people in the world learn English, they seek these writing opportunities because the Americans and native English countries pay more because the cost of living is different in Pakistan, India, Africa and South America. Plus, an individual who can read and write more than one language is a valuable asset to any company, and writers more so. A fluent bilingual writer can secure more jobs than an individual with only one language.
In terms of the technological advancement, freelance writers who know or have more IT experience gain more employment than others. It is worthwhile to keep learning. As a certified teacher, knowing more about technology helps me to be more employed in the movement toward more online learning, especially for the increasing number of students who are becoming home schooled in the elementary grades. Trends in education are changing to the point that unions are going to have a more difficult time unless they are able to present contracts for online teachers. With the influence of the technology in education, bigger changes are going to be made in administration as teachers learn they can easily find work that feels more respected without the emphatic hoop-jumping involved in a brick-and mortar-school. As an online teacher at the elementary level, teachers can reach their dream of balance: work and family.
As new companies are created, such as Teachers Pay Teachers, the work dynamics change in the schools and outside. Some teachers are using this company to gain respect and recognition for the hard work they do often times creating personalized curriculum for that particular group in the classroom, for with no other materials work. One teacher is said to have made $17,000 in addition to her salary with the school district where she lives. Many other teachers who take a maternity leave, use this company to help them support themselves while being at home with their family. Trends in labor are changing, not just in education. If employees or the labor force doesn’t seek to be employable by increasing job skills and jumping on the life-long, learning bus, there will be many unemployed.

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