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  1. ProducerLearn Vietnamese
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  2. ProducerElise Morgan

    Elise Morgan

    28/06/2017
    College Search: How Do I Find the College That's Best for Me
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    29/06/2017 #4 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Hi @Elise Morgan, welcome to beBee! These are great tips when searching for a College. My son sort of followed these tips even though they were his own rules he devised, he loved College. My daughter chose on a whim and ended up leaving College for a year. It's good to really plan ahead in your mind and think things through.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    28/06/2017 #3 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #1 ๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ‘ฅed ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿšฒ
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    28/06/2017 #2 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    First, great buzz and awesome points. I, myself, choose my college based on SIZE, and LOCATION because of my epilepsy. I choose a small campus, that was just big enough that I could know everyone. I needed a place that I could not get home without help. Since I can not drive it always felt I was on the other side of the world from home even though I was only two hours away.
    Yet, I wanted to share points from my own experiences in life. I feel that college is not always the best next step for those moving from youth to adulthood. If I knew then what I knew today, I may not have even went to college. I would have chose a road of an internship.
    I, myself, choose college because the world told me to. I am glad I did because I found my wife during these times. Yet, I left with much debt that took almost a decade to pay off. I don't even use my degree because I am an entrepreneur.
    If one's goal is a profession in which they need a degree to begin, then college is a great start. If their goal is to increase their income, then beginning with an internship and learning about investments and business systems is the road that they should take. All this education in free online or at a library. For example, just grab a book by Robert Kiyosaki. His writings were mind opening for me.
    I do suggest that you do set goals, but don't be afraid to change your path and dreams along the way. My goals in my twenties and here in my forties are completely different. I was once a young single man wanting to live my "Peter Pan" life forever. After I got married, and began a family everything changed, including my dreams. Therefore, my plan, and vehicle to achieve it changed.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/06/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Awesome advice here, Elise! This buzzing blog post got me all nostalgic about my own college experience and acceptance to the University of Maryland back in the day. I've shared this in three big hives with a cumulative total of about 100,000 bees: "College" and "Students" and "Secondary Education."
    I look forward to reading more of your content. Nice to see you here and keep buzzing!
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  3. Doug Melia

    Doug Melia

    27/06/2017
    Once upon a time in a care home or school near you
    Doug Melia
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    Boone Shanks

    23/06/2017
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    Phil Friedman
    23/06/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    If your writing sample here is any indication, those who hire you should think twice if their grade level is higher than six. Never that what you suggest is academically dishonest and generally unethical.
  5. Linda Adams

    Linda Adams

    22/06/2017
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    Megan Ross

    16/06/2017
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    Steve martin

    22/05/2017
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  8. Vincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    02/05/2017
    Fascinating read. "Just to make it crystal clear: D&D are not against multimedia. Theyโ€™re only saying that 1) multimedia is not a panacea, 2) multimedia in itself achieve nothing, 3) using multimedia the wrong way does more harm than good, and 4) the selected instructional methodology is and remains the most critical determining factor. And this fourth one is and remains the learning professionalโ€™s โ€“ such as the teacherโ€™s โ€“ expertise!"
    Vincent Andrew
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    Milos Djukic
    02/05/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 My pleasure @Vincent Andrew. Great article!
    Vincent Andrew
    02/05/2017 #1 Vincent Andrew
    Thanks for the share @Milos Djukic.
  9. Dr. Corinthia Price
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  10. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    The MCAS
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/03/2017 #42 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    A teacher can make or break a student's growth, academically and personally. Good teachers should be lauded as they are the foundation of education plus they act as a buffer layer between the school system, the students, and parents.
    siraj shaik
    19/03/2017 #41 siraj shaik
    #40 Await to read about and wishes to you ahead, hope it open doors of prospects as well as gives you a right platform.
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    19/03/2017 #40 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    #39 no i did not. But there is something very relevant brewing and it is not in any conference or by anyone right now. In due time i will share. Perhaps just before the next big leap
    siraj shaik
    19/03/2017 #39 siraj shaik
    #36 I didn't attend, but by chance did anyone known to you attended or reviewed an event more than half a decade prior about "enhancing education system universally" (title might be different) that took place in India attended by high ends from global locales and delivered by a team of experts and some were given awards, medals, certificate of appreciations etc.,
    Gerald Hecht
    19/03/2017 #38 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @Phil Friedman That would be a nice start --ain't gonna happen tho' ...well; their are occasional "marketing attempts"
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/on-commenting-about-increasing-stupidity-in-society
    Gerald Hecht
    19/03/2017 #37 Gerald Hecht
    Occasionally, throughout human history (usually, every 3-10 generations), a "teacher" seems to appear on earth --the most reliable symptoms/indicators of these "Halley's Comet-like events " seem to be 1) regardless of the speed limitations of the existing communication media/channels (at the time that one of these aforementioned teachers "appears on the scene")..."the news" spreads pretty fast and far, 2) there is usually an accompanying "brouhaha" of the "bad craziness" subtype, 3) they become a "reference point" for the next one that appears, and 4) they usually end up having to do their "teaching thingie" in locations outside of schools/school systems ...while simultaneously doing a "day job"...since most employers don't make allowances for such weirdness --they tend to gravitate towards some type of self employment/craft/consultant deal...usually something that can be done outdoors --this may entail physical relocation/touring to climates that suit their clothing/metabolism.
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    19/03/2017 #36 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    #29 well i say whay i am sure of and witnessed. Secondly your comment makes me think, there are certain solutions that can be universal:) thanks
    John Valledor
    19/03/2017 #35 John Valledor
    As a loyal husband to a lifelong elementary school teacher, I can relate to your story. Further, raising children is a parent's responsibility and one that my wife and I own wholeheartedly. Upon reflection, our children have become successful in life because of having a educator at home as well as two responsible parents. Good read!
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    19/03/2017 #34 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #15 oh Pascal--I missed you--yes, well said.
    Ben Pinto
    19/03/2017 #33 Ben Pinto
    Nicely said @Pascal Derrien #15
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/03/2017 #32 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    The state of Indiana is recognizing the impact of stress on learning behavior and relationships and we are moving forward as we embrace the developmental social neuroscience!! https://lnkd.in/eGNV7_p
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/03/2017 #30 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Did you read the post?
    siraj shaik
    18/03/2017 #29 siraj shaik
    #8 @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt in my opinion "not specific to developing countries".. but I view it as "most countries (might not be in every education institution but maybe here and there in every country)". To keep it simple, dependencies depend and "the best practices followed".
    siraj shaik
    18/03/2017 #28 siraj shaik
    #23 What you have expressed might not have sparked only after reading this post but was in you within the feel, the thoughts suppressed.. if by chance you might have spoken to someone else at least similar or more or a bit lesser same like you surely would have heard. (I am not a resident of your country, but visited few times). With ongoing trends in various global locales past more than a decade for some or many such thoughts similar like yours could be common.
    siraj shaik
    18/03/2017 #27 siraj shaik
    #16 I apologize and please don't take me wrong. "I had came across past more than three decades in India, and often such expressions expressed not only by high-ends but also by common people" (also some or many might have come across to hear or at times someone also might have expressed "students are not just to be treated as pay-cheque but teachers(staff) should treat more of human ways". Someone said a saying "it's in humane phenomenon of humans to applause to big guys talk which might have been heard thro' common persons on public transit. Alas it's the influence (reputation) and weightage (designation and status) counts.... ".
    siraj shaik
    18/03/2017 #26 siraj shaik
    #14 I like your opinions, @Phil Friedman rather one way you share the two way path. More than a dad and a parent, the more your focus is also on community building and in support of teachers (yeah, children spend more time with them plus get opportunity to strengthen institution).
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/03/2017 #25 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #23 I agree with you, Phil.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/03/2017 #24 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #23 I did go that route. I was part of our Parent Advisory Council. To no avail. We were just for show. Like I said--Michael McKnight has some revolutionary ideas which I fully support.
    Phil Friedman
    18/03/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    #19 Please, Joyce, give me some credit for not being a Cretin. I never said that. However, improving the educational system requires action, not just talk. Talk is important to draw attention to the problems. But we also need to act. To understand what constitutes a potentially viable solution. What it will take to get government and fellow parents and taxpayers moving on pushing reform. To delineate concrete objectives, not simply the lofty goal of making things better.

    Since my daughters are still going to school, I am personal daily faced with the need to act. But for the opposite reason, many others are not. Yet, we should all be participating in supporting pro-educational reform candidates at all levels of government, including local School Boards. And we should be taking action against irresponsible and indifferent school administrators, not to mention incompetent and indifferent teachers. Not because we have children being educated by the system, but because we were educated by the system, and we should be doing for others what those before us tried to do for us. Cheers and peace!
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    18/03/2017 #22 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    #16 good book. Great connection.
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    Mohammed Sultan
    24/01/2017 #3 Mohammed Sultan
    Young graduates are in a great need to re-frame their negative feeling in such away that it doesn't lead to disappointment,but to discontent.Discontent is the first necessity of progress.Unlike disappointment which makes a graduate lose sight of his or her goals ,discontent will keep the goal as worthy getting and will provide the graduate with focus and fuel to go a head of it,making trial after trial until it comes.Thank you @Alexandra Galviz for sharing your positive attitude which I hope could prevail among graduates to widen their framework of expectation and elevate their disappointment.
    Michele Basile
    23/01/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Great post! Thanx @Alexandra Galviz!
    Luis Piriz
    23/01/2017 #1 Luis Piriz
    Right. Keep it uppppp!
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  13. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    23/12/2016
    Absolutely delighted to be appointed Chair of #EduTech17 April 11-12 in Toronto! This is a premium event with a great lineup of speakers & workshops. Info, agenda and registration details at
    Kevin Pashuk
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  14. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    18/11/2016 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #1 Absolutely @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and the best part is that there are absolute hidden gems in the international students community that make them and their experiences reveal fascinating lives and minds - I look forward to discovering them in my own college, which is a part of my offline learning journey i.e. treating the college as a complete learning system and not just an academic pursuit. I will get back to the Positive Side of Negative Emotions later on today. This morning I need to set up the theme for our next Toastmasters club meeting on Thursday as I mentioned in our earlier communication. Look forward to reading your buzz !
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2016 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit- I love the way you described international students programs and the exposure the students get. Sometime, like you said, we don't have to travel and the world travels for us (I may call this reverse traveling). This happens one students from different parts of this world meet together for extended times. They get know different cultures in one pot.
  15. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    15/11/2016
    The Last Bastion: Changing Our Schools
    The Last Bastion: Changing Our SchoolsI wrote this post on my blog around 5 years ago.Sadly, it's still very germane for most of the schools I encounter.There are pockets of excellence (like the school I am part of), but...Let's see if it resonates with you my...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    15/11/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 Great Harvey! Keep me posted.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2016 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    @Kevin Pashuk i found the whole video on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvDjh4l-VHo. I wanted to personally thank you for this post. The team is now reviewing the video for a meeting tomorrow with community leaders in how we can introduce our high school to innovative processes that help the city. I have downloaded the book also.

    We will see how this goes.
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/11/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    #4 Thanks Harvey. I'll count you among the 'thousands' that are working to reform the system.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2016 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Not only relevant but a mandate, @Kevin Pashuk. Having followed a similar path of educational boredom in my youth we work with students with disabilities. 90 % of our time is spent on academic achievements while these students can't socially function in society in a productive way.

    I have found that a little knowledge used effectively is better than lots of knowledge that isn't used. "Agility and adaptability" the ability to take knowledge and generalize it into your current situation, simple in saying, but lost on most.

    My two daughters went through the system. There first four years out of school was adapting to real life. The Rodney Dangerfield, "Back to School" sort of life.

    The juggernaut called education is a beast of many heads and talons. It is very much self-regenerating as folks try and adapt to the new world in which we live. In the one room school house era we had a purpose. Maybe its time we sat back and redefined the purpose. Clearly, knowledge is not the end game. Google and other resources have placed knowledge at our fingertips.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/11/2016 #3 Tausif Mundrawala
    #2 Absolutely. An interactive environment does the needful which could replace the archaic practice of concentrating only on brighter students and leaving aside the average ones.
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/11/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Thanks Tausif. It is one thing to say that we should have individualized learning and another to try and deliver it to a room of 30 students with only one teacher. That is the transformation that can be enabled by technology.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/11/2016 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    I thinks one-size-fits-all attitude doesn't work in education as well. A parent should understand the nature of their child and what interests them. Some like to read whereas some learn from illustrations and videos, while some opt for educating their kids in any adventurous way in the form of quizzes and games. This subject is closest to my heart as anyone who is contributing towards someone's intellectual development is actually building an entire universe for that person. Kudos to you, Kevin, for bringing forth this subject.
  16. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    10/11/2016
    Between Mysticism and Reality โ€“ The Realm of Imagination
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    Kevin Pashuk
    21/02/2017 #63 Kevin Pashuk
    #61 Thanks for the share Phil.
    Kevin Pashuk
    21/02/2017 #62 Kevin Pashuk
    #60 Nice to see you back @Phillip Hubbell... It's been a while. Yes, facts are important, but it's important that facts (and may I say, not the 'alternative' kind of facts) should inform you, but not constrain you in your dreaming... otherwise we would never have many of the great inventions that are taken for granted today.
    Phil Friedman
    21/02/2017 #61 Phil Friedman
    Good to see this surface again, Kevin, for it is a solid and balanced treatment of the topic. Sharing it again.
    Phillip Hubbell
    21/02/2017 #60 Phillip Hubbell
    I donโ€™t know who said itโ€ฆbut โ€œone is more likely to get where they are going if they know where they have been.โ€ Never discount facts as an impediment to dreams.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    21/02/2017 #59 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Kevin Pashuk Looking forward to your reportage following the conference. Our family has a lot of time and respect for Sir Ken.
    Kevin Pashuk
    21/02/2017 #58 Kevin Pashuk
    #57 Thanks Franci
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/02/2017 #57 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Perfect for a revival, Kevin. I remember the video and it's a good one. Enjoy your conference.
    Kevin Pashuk
    21/02/2017 #56 Kevin Pashuk
    I'm going to a conference next week where Sir Ken Robinson (the man in the attached video) will be speaking. Thought I'd resurrect this post from last November. @Phil Friedman and @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee are mentioned in this one.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #55 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #54 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, if you write a buzz about this please tag me, I love your stories! This was great.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #53 Dear Phil, I would not take offence no matter what you would say for my incredulity too knew no bounds; and each time i met such folks it only increased my bewilderment and instilled a sense of acceptance of waves and frequencies (that is the word some used) which were simply beyond my ken. I spent quality time poking, provoking, testing, cross-checking and talking to them at length. I actually wanted to do a small book on my experiences with these amazing people, but had trouble deploying reason on their prowess. Barring their reticence, they allowed me to frisk them, remove all gadgets etc from their person...but they would just close their eyes, meditate and tell it like it is! One person would talk to a small stick, keeping it to his ear as if he was on long distance call and ask someone at some other wooden end! Did i feel like a fool! Were they laughing at me! One even offered to teach me, but backed off when i said I was married :) (what was that about?)...these are my experiences and not just claims Phil. Some of these folks are still around. But I no longer mess around with them. But I sure will write about some of the encounters and share them just for the interest factor. Thank you for your response.
    Phil Friedman
    13/11/2016 #53 Phil Friedman
    #51 Praveen, with all due respect, I am incredulous, particularly because you claim involves your having personally encountered "many mystics" with such powers. It is such a controversial subject that, if you had personal encounters with a great number of such Mystics with such powers, I would have expected a full blown scientific study of the encounters, for documentation of circumstances and repeatability. And what a marvelous thing it would be to establish the truth of such claims once and for all,
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #51 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #12 Dear Phil, Intuition has also been defined as 'the direct perception of knowledge'' without tools of reason or empiricism aiding that perception. I have personally encountered mystics (many) who have been able to read the thoughts of a total stranger (who I knew well) 1500 kilometers away, just upon being provided the person's full name. I even called that person after this meeting with the mystic to verify the same. While the thought of the stranger itself was unusual the fact that someone so remote could access that exact thought was simply stupefying! Am as puzzled about it today as I was then. When i asked how he could do such a thing, that rustic mystic just smiled and said practice and mentioned some process that involved investing firstly belief, and a lot of sustained effort. I assume there must be some higher science to it involving physics, near-instantaneous travel, and so on! ;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #50 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great thoughts dear Kev. Questioning, reasoning, wondering, dreaming, postulating etc., is everyone's prerogative. It is forcing perception to fit pre-conception (in a recent instance some folks mistakenly forced their perceptions and assumed a bee was building a cult - when it was not so - and started a long thread that was based on a wrong assumption! We were light-years away from a breakthrough there actually ;). It really hurt a lot of enthusiastic, curious and wondering minds who were developing a wonderful rapport with each other. Things could have been reasonably resolved in an offline mode as most of it was technical and beyond the Ken of even perhaps a Boddie! ;) (No offence meant to our dear Wandering Aengus there :). It was a kind of in-hive inter-group talk that was rudely intruded upon sort of :) However, that threat revealed the limits of Reason in a nutshell. Reason is beautiful. Imagination is wonderful. Out of wonder and imagination sprang all seeds of enquiry and thought. We must never forget that. Of course Dreaming should be followed by Doing, once the vision is laid out to a plan. The patterns, the forms, the fractals (more like units of similarity, recurring abundantly)...they have messages to convey am sure! We can't just say that they are just there and that's that can we? Ignorance is not bliss for all! Seeking answers can be / is a tortuous path to self-realisation. The cold comfort of Reason may not suffice for all. The cult of Reason is equally abhorrent to many. The sage and tolerant accept, acknowledge and respect all for their respective worth and seek Reason and Imagination for answers and inspiration.
    Mark Anthony
    12/11/2016 #49 Mark Anthony
    Well @Kevin Pashuk, rationally thinking this makes complete sense . I always remember snippets of info that stick with me ,of the top of my head from my studying days . One of those was " When we're born we bring something with us and as time goes on we lose that something " . I also feel a sense of anger and resentment towards social norms when I read posts like yours . Thankyou
    Mohammed Sultan
    12/11/2016 #46 Mohammed Sultan
    @Kevin Pashuk .The post is not only interesting but also beneficial.Each of us posses a nearly limitless creative strands of thoughts,the challenge is to uncover them and develop them.Changing of learning contexts generates new energy as well as creativity and imagination ,but you can't change contexts without having the patience to learn something new.We should teach students how to free themselves from fear when facing challenging tasks or uncertain situations.Fear sometimes force us to get satisfied with the status quo and to any obvious first solution.Innovative thinking also emerges from ensuring a healthy level of personal balance.Teachers should teach students how to approach new challenges and break the traditional patterns of their brains with sharpened inquisitiveness.
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    12/11/2016 #45 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @Kevin Pashuk, I am sure you are familiar with this Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?"; it is one of my favs, as is the quote you used by Robert Kennedy~
    https://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY
    "A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupรฉry, Flight to Arras, 1942.
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/11/2016 #44 Kevin Pashuk
    #43 Conscious Excavations?? Sounds a bit painful to me, but thanks for sharing it there Charles.
    Charles David Upchurch
    11/11/2016 #43 Charles David Upchurch
    Thanks for tagging me in on this, @Milos Djukic.

    @Kevin Pashuk I could not tell if this was already shared to the Conscious Excavations hive, so sharing it to there now.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/11/2016 #42 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #37 I agree Kevin and the wonderful thing, it passes on to the next generation!! My mom used to say "Anything is possible, just don't give up or lose faith in yourself," we remember even 'words' like that. Those words translated into meaning!
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/11/2016 #41 Kevin Pashuk
    #31 Thanks Rami. Divergent thinking is just that... divergent.
  17. Mark Hewitt

    Mark Hewitt

    08/11/2016
    Inherent in being a good digital citizen is acting ethically in digital interactions and having a healthy and safe experience. #SocialBusiness #Education
    Mark Hewitt
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  18. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    08/10/2016
    The F-Word is the F-Word โ€“ Even in Outer Space
    The F-Word is the F-Word โ€“ Even in Outer SpaceMy Most Memorable ExperienceHere's something career-related I will never forget. I was a kid fresh out of college, in my first โ€œreal job.โ€ My title was assistant public information officer at a place called the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). It...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    10/10/2016 #12 Wayne Yoshida
    #6 Donna-Luisa -- you are welcome -- it was an amazing thing. And the true reason this was / is my "most memorable experience."
    Wayne Yoshida
    10/10/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida
    #5 David -- Yes, it did offer everyone covering the mission - and the guys in space a break. It was neat.
    Wayne Yoshida
    10/10/2016 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Vincent - thanks for recognizing that. This was the boost that started a lot of what is now called STEM programs. The ham radio and space education angle is now used and recognized officially by NASA and other organizations.
    Wayne Yoshida
    10/10/2016 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Thanks Melissa - talk about being real - that was an excellent statement about something gone wrong . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    10/10/2016 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thanks Dean -- I have some other interesting documents from that mission, including the official mission plan. Finding archive info on STS-9 seems difficult to find, so I may post some of the documents on my blog.
    Wayne Yoshida
    10/10/2016 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thanks Nick. The whole world laughed at the same thing at the same time - amazing.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing this interesting space story @Wayne Yoshida. I suppose one can't always hold back human emotions, especially during challenging times!
    Vincent Andrew
    08/10/2016 #4 Vincent Andrew
    I like the part about using radio to teach science and communication in space in schools. That must have been a great motivator to study the fundamentals of waves. Great story and when the F word was mentioned I suppose it broke the tension in the room ...
    Dean Owen
    08/10/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Cool story @Wayne Yoshida. You should really find the transcript. That is some cool historical memorabilia. I've been known to bid at auction (and fail) for space memorabilia like the first photo of the whole planet earth taken from space. I just love that stuff. Talking hams reminds me of the Muppets and "Pigs in Space...."
    Nick Mlatchkov
    08/10/2016 #1 Anonymous
    definitely it's a a great experience!
  19. ProducerVincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    30/09/2016
    Stygian & Co - the company that realised its vision
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    01/10/2016 #8 Vincent Andrew
    Thanks for sharing this @Donna-Luisa Eversley.
    Vincent Andrew
    30/09/2016 #7 Vincent Andrew
    #5 The students realized the importance of team effort in this competition. Thank you Gert for reading and commenting.
    Vincent Andrew
    30/09/2016 #6 Vincent Andrew
    The students were incredibly happy with their achievement. Thanks Donna. #4
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2016 #5 Gert Scholtz
    Congratulations @Vincent Andrew and well done!
    Vincent Andrew
    30/09/2016 #3 Vincent Andrew
    Thanks Dean. I definitely see room for improvement. Asia Pacific will be competitive! #2
    Dean Owen
    30/09/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Congratulations! That is quite an achievement! Good luck with the prep for Japan!
    Vincent Andrew
    30/09/2016 #1 Vincent Andrew
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley the team made it!
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    Teachers, please join my unique education Facebook group! The Educators Exchange is a unique place where I share teaching gigs, resources, grants, contests, and special coupons-most of which come from my interviews and network.

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  21. Adam Crane

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    25/09/2016
    CONTEST -- Why Learn Music? -- 'Make the Case!'
    Info here: www.stringquest.com/make-the-case
    Bees - asking your help to please share this with everyone!
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    26/09/2016 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
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  22. ProducerPaul Kearley๐Ÿ
    The Problem With Being Average: A Leaders Dilemma
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    Vincent Andrew
    21/09/2016 #5 Vincent Andrew
    This is a great buzz @Paul Kearley๐Ÿ. I believe in giving more than the average. Give that extra value to anybody I meet especially my clients. Show that I care for them and the rewards are almost always far better than I expect. Yes there are off days but they tend to be few and far between. In education it is important to inspire, to be a role model, to breathe excellence and to continue learning. "Never settle for average". Amen. Thanks Paul.
    Paul Kearley๐Ÿ
    20/09/2016 #2 Paul Kearley๐Ÿ
    #1 Thanks @Mohammed A. Jawad that's exactly why I named my business IMPACT Business Communication Inc. I coach people to mingle with their own peers and employees as well as the other important people in their lives. After all, if we take action and connect with someone, we make an impact.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/09/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    'Go and make an impact'. That's an excellent punch line. As a leader, sometimes you ought to be like a lubricating greese to make the components work well and smoothly. Inspiring others is one thing, but mingling with others to provoke their conscience and attitude is a greater task that's most wanted.
  23. ProducerLauren Juzl

    Lauren Juzl

    01/09/2016
    Academic Snobbery: Producing Test Takers Instead of Thinkers
    Academic Snobbery: Producing Test Takers Instead of Thinkers I studied English Literature and Creative Writing at university. I have always been excited by literature. Since I could pick up a book I have spent my life searching for people to discuss literature with, whether in book clubs or with friends and...
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    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    02/09/2016 #14 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @Lauren Juzl, I can only speak to the educational system in the U.S., as that is what I have experienced. It is big business designed to turn a profit with the aid of the U.S. government. It has a mass marketing machine designed to entice each new generation with the false promise of a better future. This only works if you decide to become a doctor, attorney, or tenured professor. Textbooks are a side business for professors that have a shelf life of 2-3 years at which time students are forced to buy the new editions penned by the professors. As long as Universities are focused on money instead of learning nothing will change and they will remain diploma mills churning out the next generation of degreed Baristas.
    Aleta Curry
    02/09/2016 #12 Aleta Curry
    @Laren Juzi - it's a wonderful post. My sorrow is that the issues are not new ones. I'm guessing that I'm about a hundred years older than you are, and the matter of education being reduced to memorising facts and figures - or the hypothesis from the prof's latest book - and then erasing the tape as soon as the test was over was being lamented over when I was a girl. Even worse, students in the US were being trained to fill in circles in standardised tests, as a measure of how fit they were to continue on to post-graduate education. I think the problem starts even earlier - back in primary school, actually. As I used to say to my sisters and my girl cousins (I'm older than all of them): we are forced to make decisions that will affect the rest of our lives at an age where we have not yet developed the tools, wisdom or experience to make those decisions. It's a sad state of affairs.
    Vincent Andrew
    02/09/2016 #11 Vincent Andrew
    What a great idea @Donna-Luisa Eversley! Maybe we can arrange something ... #10
    Vincent Andrew
    02/09/2016 #9 Vincent Andrew
    It's a program that I would like to continue with my next cohort of students @Donna-Luisa Eversley ๐Ÿ˜ƒ#8
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    01/09/2016 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I really like this post because I feel the educational system in the US is archaic. and as @Donna-Luisa Eversley stated, rigid. Outdated textbooks that need to be edited, as well as containing information not necessarily useful in real life. Educating our children has become another process that shoves people into categories relating to their learning abilities. I got through school with a little above average grades because I have a photographic memory. I also learn quickly by using association. That doesn't mean I absorbed what I learned. Learn it, pass the test, forget what you learned.

    However, when I started working, I took several courses (mostly insurance related), and found I was absorbing what I learned. Perhaps, it's because I was in a different environment, different state of mind, etc. I like hands on learning and know that is applicable to my current position in life.

    Great post @Lauren Juzl - Bravo!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    01/09/2016 #6 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #1 I think that @Irene Hackett led with the fundamental problem in America, if you want to sit in a corporate cubicle, the entry requirement is more often than not, a bachelor's degree. Except that rather a lot of those successful corps were started by people who realized how little college was teaching them in the realm of real life. It is a complete conundrum. I'd prefer to live in a society where the ability to earn a living wasn't constrained by the whims of corporations. The hegemony of corporations over people in America has produced a society that is truly unsustainable.

    @Lauren Juzl - I agree with everything you've said about the detriment of test taking as any sort of useful measure of producing thinkers. It necessarily focuses learning on small chunks of stuff and discourages any sort of broad learning and furthermore it inherently relies on use of language as the arbiter of those that will succeed. But we need buildings and roads and sewers much more than we need any sort of book.

    What if our curriculum started including courses in the 'future' right alongside the current courses in history? Courses about how to decide what one will do for a living in the future and which type of education would lead to that outcome. More focus on learning as a team sport. A little more creativity encouraged and integrated into the overall picture of each kids academic achievement. Self-directed learning opportunities allowing kids to try out all kinds of stuff while they are young.

    I love the ideas about apprenticeships and traineeships being viable options right along with internships.
    debasish majumder
    01/09/2016 #5 debasish majumder
    lovely insight madam Lauren Juzl. i do agree with your views about the traditional education system which seldom have any positive impact comparing to the external world they are confronting with after passing out. but, replacing University education system with the alternative pedagogy unless being initiated in an available society, we have to adapt with it to garner knowledge. however, lovely post. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post.
    Vincent Andrew
    01/09/2016 #3 Vincent Andrew
    I've been teaching for more than two decades @Lauren Juzl. Your observations are right. For far too long there is this belief that the syllabus and the exam is everything in life. That's just not true. Real life skills are just as important. Example, communication and problem solving skills which books do not necessarily teach you. I teach Business A-level and I have made it a point to focus on authentic learning that is based on practical real-world issues. Just today the class discussed issues related to diversity and equality in the workplace and why that is important. I get them to be part of the Junior Achievement Programme - not in the syllabus - but according to the students it has taught them real skills such as handling conflicts and accounting. Great buzz!
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    Attention: Parents of Middle and High School Students. Can you spare a few moments to take a brief (5 minutes) College & Career Readiness Survey. Your feedback is important! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLYQGSL Dr. Corinthia Price
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  25. Vincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    31/08/2016
    Lesson observation works best if the observer adopts a data-driven analytical approach. Done right, lesson observation can be a powerful experience in professional development and growth for both the observer and the teacher being observed.
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