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July 2015 Blog Posts (8)

Where are you going?

Mitsui know where they are going.

After trading for 4 centuries, the worldwide company recently took a long hard look at itself to find out where it wanted to go in the future.

Mitsui isn’t well known outside of Japan. So when…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on July 23, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

My life-long devotion to education

I started my challenging immersion into the thrilling world of knowledge when I was only 3-years old when I became a pupil at preparatory classes. When I finished my primary education, I asked my parents to let me continue my further studying at college. That was the first step to molding such abilities of mine as commitment, leadership and dedication - understanding that only hard work and everyday work everyday can bring positive results and achievements. The adaptation period in different…

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Added by Lynn Foster on July 22, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Teaching writing skills 21-st century style

Where do writing skills come in handy? If you are a student, then…

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Added by Linda Craig on July 20, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tools for Educators to Develop Teaching Process



 Due to the advancement in technology, educators have access to smart tools that help simplify the teaching process. Teaching has evolved over the years and with the availability of a variety of tools and options, it has become a rather fun learning experience for everyone. There are certain tools that are designed to make teaching easy. Let’s take a look at…

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Added by Lynn Usrey on July 17, 2015 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

How to think like a school leader

To lead, you have to know where you are going. Which isn’t always easy.

 

For some people it’s easier to work out where you don’t want to be first.

When Richard Branson found himself ‘bumped’ from his flight to the British Virgin Islands, he didn’t want to be stuck in an airport, feeling frustrated and wasting his time. He…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on July 12, 2015 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

Citizen

As PDE grapples with the Keystone Civics and Government exam, today makes me wonder how many educators could pass the citizenship exam.  Hmmm!

http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-test
or
http://citizenshipfirst.us/exam/

Added by Lenni D. Nedley on July 4, 2015 at 4:28pm — No Comments

How to motivate students to write essays?

It is rather difficult to teach students, but to motivate them is even harder. At schools and even at colleges you have to contact with children who try to reject someone else's influence. And the fact is that this rejection is a logical result of misconception of the roles of both. It is possible to overcome the conflict of generations, and you can touch the children, and they can hear you. If you are so lucky to succeed and make student listen, then you can motivate them to…

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Added by Oliver Raw on July 2, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

How Richard Branson's blackboard can help you be a better school leader

Richard Branson is a successful and inspirational leader; as founder of the Virgin Group he leads more than 400 different companies.

He started Virgin Airlines over thirty years ago when he was ‘bumped’ from his expected flight to the British Virgin Islands. He had to get there because a beautiful woman was awaiting him. So he hired a plane,…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on July 1, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments

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