Quote of the day about life – They Said So

Without discipline, there’s no life at all. – Katharine Hepburn Link to the original post

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Inspiring Quote of the day – They Said So

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho Link to the original post

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An Appeal to My Child’s Kindergarten Teacher

Educators face challenges, funding issues, and problems beyond their control. But for each student and family, it’s all about the relationship they will have with their child’s teacher. Link...

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The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Open education and the Unenlightenment

Generally I don’t go in for a romantic view of the past, and a sense of displeasure with the present. We forget just how grim the past was for...

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What is the very first thing you should do when you arrive at an incident scene?

As a first aider, the very first thing you should do upon arriving at an incident scene is to check for any hazards to yourself or bystanders. A hazard is anything...

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A conversation with University of Chicago Booth School of Business sales expert Craig Wortmann

In this Q&A, we are talking with Craig Wortmann, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business about how strong sales strategies are changing...

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Socratic Seminars: Building a Culture of Student-Led Discussion

Creating and implementing effective Socratic seminars is a multistep process that includes building a classroom community, instilling communication skills, and devising meaningful, reflective assessment protocols. Link to more information

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5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Browse a curated list of resources for improving parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress, ways to encourage students to take the lead, and questions every parent should...

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Our favourite social enterprises

After getting excited about our new program on social enterprise, we decided to share some of our favourite companies that are making a difference, not just making a profit....

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The Pain of Paying — Pitfalls of the “pay-as-you-go” model

Elias is a 46-year old smallholder farmer in Uganda with eight children. Seventy percent of his income goes towards his children’s education. Cash is always tight. If you were...

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