The Silver Lake Blog

Thinking about Getting a Master’s in Education? 3 Key Reasons Why Wisconsinites Should Choose a Small Graduate Environment

Posted by Nancy Sim on 1/24/19 8:58 AM

Many Wisconsinites are rightfully proud to work in and support the state’s school system.

Wisconsin has been recognized as one of the top-ranked state school systems in the country, for metrics related to both quality and safety, and Wisconsin’s high-quality educators and administrators are a huge part of the state’s success.

How can we ensure that education in Wisconsin continues to improve? By supporting professional development and graduate education for our dedicated teachers and administrators.

If you are an education professional looking to grow as an individual and to improve your ability to serve your students and your school, here’s a look at three key reasons why you should consider a small Wisconsin-focused graduate program for your master’s degree in education.

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Topics: masters in education, graduate degree in education

Music Education Designed for the Child: Introducing the Orff Schulwerk Certification Program - Level I

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 1/10/19 8:51 AM

Love of music and the ability to engage with music is a lifelong gift.

This is why focusing on music education for the young is so important. Introducing children to music at a young age and allowing them to explore their innate gifts for play, movement, rhythm and creativity are top priorities for any excellent music education program.

There are many methods of music education, and each method emphasizes a different combination of techniques to unlock the child’s natural affinity for music.

In this blog post, we explore one of the major approaches to music education, the Orff Schulwerk Approach, explain why this type of music education could be transformative for your music classroom and introduce you to Silver Lake College of the Holy Family’s new Orff Schulwerk Certification Program.

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Topics: Music Education, orff

You’re Invited to the Campus Visit Day event at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Posted by Jamie Grant on 9/20/18 3:49 PM

One of the most helpful parts about visiting a school in person is the chance to visit various administrative offices and get the inside scoop on everything on campus. You might learn from an admissions counselor which components of your application are most heavily weighed. You also can receive a holistic explanation of the scholarships and financial aid available to you rather than the quick summary from a webpage.

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Topics: College Visits/Events

4 Reasons You Should Pursue a BSN to Launch Your Nursing Career

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 7/26/18 9:46 AM

It’s no secret -- there is currently a major nursing shortage and any certified registered nurse (RN) should not have trouble finding employment. But that does not mean that all nursing degrees are created equal. When it comes to your nursing education, you have a choice: you can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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Topics: Nursing

Why Business Executives Need Leadership (Not Management) Skills

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 7/13/18 9:25 AM

In our ever-changing and competitive job market, the need for business professionals with practical and strategic leadership skills becomes more and more valuable — if not more and more necessary.

If pursuing a career in a competitive business landscape is your calling, “business as usual” will no longer suffice. As an aspiring business leader, you must consider pursuing an advanced business degree that focuses on the practical implementation of leadership skills rather than management knowledge.

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Topics: Business & Leadership, Graduate School

Looking for a Versatile Degree? A B.S. in Business Management Could Be Right For You

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/25/18 10:36 AM


The workforce is highly competitive right now. With undergraduate degrees becoming more indispensable and higher education growing in popularity, we know you need

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Topics: Business & Leadership

The Importance of Human Resource Management in Today's Professional World

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/21/18 2:30 PM

Human Resource professionals are needed now more than ever before to help navigate and lead companies through evolving social, cultural and technological landscapes. Because of constant changes in most areas of life, the stability, creativity and relational support that a talented HR team can offer a company is invaluable.

The HR profession has evolved and improved in order to tackle the bigger challenges in today’s workforce.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

10 Ways You Can Specialize As A Nurse

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/31/18 3:19 PM

It is well known that the demand for nurses is on the rise. With the baby-boomer population aging rapidly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Topics: Nursing

New Resource: Getting Your BSN At Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/24/18 9:40 AM

Skilled nurses are the unsung heroes of the health care profession, and they are about to become even more valuable. As the overall population ages and there is a greater emphasis on preventative care, the country will need an influx of passionate and thoughtful nurses into the health care profession in order to keep up with the demands of patient care.

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Topics: Nursing

There's a Nursing Shortage. Here's What You Should Do About It.

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/3/18 1:40 PM

Nursing is a beautiful and noble career. This type of care for the most vulnerable and weak offers nurses the unique opportunity to be a transformative agent in a person's life. In the face of the worst or most frightening circumstances, nurses bring an element of human dignity and compassion, providing care and assistance that helps turn the situation into something more manageable.

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Topics: Nursing

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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