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Australia’s Most Beautiful Libraries

Libraries began as a way to collect and maintain documents, and expanded into a building representative of expressing a nation’s cultural heritage. This led to a metamorphosis in the approach to architectural and aesthetic design in the building of libraries, and many have…

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Added by Kelly Smith on August 20, 2015 at 4:10am — No Comments

How To Develop a Life-Long Learning Habit

Our continuous growth as people is what undoubtedly helps us adapt as the times change. If we want to see career promotions or more success in our future, it is vital that we maintain a standard of intellectual growth that will progress with us as we move into the future. Technology will continue to…

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Added by Kelly Smith on August 14, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments

HOW TO INTEGRATE THE NEW LITERACIES INTO OUR CURRICULUM – PART 2: DIGITAL LITERACIES

 



HOW TO INTEGRATE THE NEW LITERACIES INTO OUR CURRICULUM – PART 2: DIGITAL LITERACIES



According to the definition on the Cornell University website, digital literacy is the ability to find,…

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Added by Aysin Alp on August 11, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments

How the right reasons can get you your heart's desire

Everybody loves success. And it’s easy to achieve when you are on the right road with the right motivation.

Nobody likes to fail

We all know too well what it’s like when we don’t achieve what we’d hoped to. Remember those resolutions? The times you tried to stop something, or start something new, or change a habit? We’ve all been there; we’ve all started the new fitness regime, or the new diet, or the new hobby, and fallen by the…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on August 11, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Lynn Usrey on July 17, 2015 at 4:00am — No 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…

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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…

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

How to Educate Your Child to Prepare for College?

Preparing for college is a very important goal for parents and their children. Ideally, the work towards this opportunity should begin before your child is in high school. To ensure the success of your child, it’s vital to educate them about college days thoroughly. It’s a well-known fact that college…

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Added by Jim Marshall on June 29, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Conversation Gap?

It is the first day of school.  A kindergarten teacher is calling the names of her students as any other year.  She keeps repeating the name Johnny.  No response.  As she concludes her roster, one child remains nameless.  It is Johnny.  However, he does not know his first name, because everyone at home calls him by his nickname-J-Boy. 

As teachers and principals talk about what is needed to help prepare students better for first grade, the topic of vocabulary and conversation…

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Added by Lenni D. Nedley on June 23, 2015 at 11:25pm — No Comments

How to identify a 21st century school leader

Identifying leaders is easy; once you know what to look for.

Selecting leaders was so much easier thousands of years ago. It was the biggest, strongest and fittest human who was chosen as the leader. Height, muscles and a healthy body are easy to see, so it was easy to…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on June 18, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

The Role Digital Writing Plays in Education

The Internet has changed writing forever.…

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Added by Emily Johnson on June 17, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

The fast track to inspirational school leadership

Who wouldn't want to be a ‘inspirational’ school leader?

It’s an overused and highly coveted adjective when it comes to describing great leaders; leaders who have a positive impact on peoples lives.

How do they do it? Everybody wants to know, and every…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on May 31, 2015 at 1:50am — No Comments

The one superpower every great school leader has



“The bottom line is this: if you want to engage your employees at a whole new level, if you want to become a person of greater influence, and if you want to discover a new kind of power —…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on May 30, 2015 at 7:24am — No Comments

How to Select the Name That Suits Your Little Angel

Choosing your baby’s name can be a very tough experience. A name is a person’s identity and this name helps define the person. . Sometimes it’s easy. Usually, it’s not. Some a lot of discussion and research are required. There’s so much to consider, but the most important thing to remember is to love the name. There are some tips to help you make the right decision.

1. Research the Meaning

2. Write Down the Name

3. Say It Aloud

4. Check the…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on May 27, 2015 at 3:10am — 1 Comment

Lessons from the locker room

I've learned two things since I've joined the gym.

One-I thought you just had to join a gym. Nope, you have to keep going to the gym. Over and over.

Two-you can't rest when you reach a milestone, you always have to try something harder.

When I first walked in, I was pretty overwhelmed. There's lots of complicated machines and scary equipment. Everyone there looks like they know…
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Added by Eileen Lennon on May 26, 2015 at 2:17pm — 2 Comments

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