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A Great Study Skills Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Study Skills Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it

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Developing an Action Plan After a Critical Performance Review

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Treat your performance review as a call to action for improvement.
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Lessons Worth Sharing

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Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 6, 2013 5:17 AM

Create a TedED MOOC?  seems logical considering how many people already use these in their lectures. 

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Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 4: Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work

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Building the Curriculum 4 - skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:28 AM

health and well being, the project of ICSU could emphasize more learning

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest According To Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy

25 Ways To Use Pinterest According To Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
25 Ways To Use Pinterest In The Classroom According To Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy    Social media is a waste of time, they say. It’ll rot your brain, they say. Pinterest is all Ryan Gosling, misleading...

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Gloria López Colón's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:30 AM

Otra txaonomía digital de Bloom.  Esta vez para Pinterest.

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The 90-Minute Rule: Carving Out Time For Your Most Important Tasks

The 90-Minute Rule: Carving Out Time For Your Most Important Tasks | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
You work hard, eat lunch at your desk, stay late, catch up on email after hours, but you rarely ever get caught up. You are busy, you are getting things done.
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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
So proud you are. You’re not only on LinkedIn (seriously, that was so 2012), you’re using it—regularly—for career networking, research, job updates, and, ahem, the occasional scoping of that guy with the great teeth from accounting (anonymously, of...
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The pros, cons of welfare system - ObserverToday.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Dunkirk | The Observer

It would seem that everyone — or at least those paying taxes — wants serious reforms of our welfare system.

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As a person who is welfare reformed, I feel as if though it is easy for people in the opposition point of this article to feed into or make general judgment about people in the welfare system. First, welfare is not easy to get, most of the time you are treated poorly by the staff members of a welfare agency, you must answer degrading questions, a matter of fact it can be downright embarrassing. Second, as for benefits being too much that comment must be meant for the entire system because I received $322 a month c when I was on the system, and that was 23 years ago and the allowance is still the same.

 

With regards to "cell phones and computer hook-ups, maybe these items should not be provided at taxpayer expenses", but if someone would like to donate these items to a person on welfare then that should be okay.  With, that being said, I was blessed that someone purchased me a computer when I was on welfare; this was back when lotus and dbase were popular.  Lord and behold I had entered a new arena, it was a source I have never thought of tapping in, although we would sit down at the welfare office from 8am until 4pm, with no positive reinforcements within the building or any free computer training being offered or any constructive reinforcements to do better.  So, I agree with this article when it state that "job training and education should be part of  the package." But, let me say there was one worker I came across, and she was pivotal in my life for the moment she was my caseworker; 1 out of 10 that I was assigned to during my years in the system.  Well, needless to say I ended up in a program that turned out to be okay, but I still could not work because of inadequate child care, plus I did not have a high school diploma. 

But, the stigma of being on welfare or section 8 is not good for one's self-esteem. You are talked about; negative assumptions are made about you. People assume you automatically don't mind living in crime ridden dangerous areas, and last, but not least the medical care can be horrible. 

 

Did I mention I was an office worker before my child became ill and I had to come home and care for him; I worked during the ages of 14 -19. What I have learned in my life is people have some type of undesirable moment in their lives. Unfortunately for welfare recipients, their lives are on display, they are addressed in a matter that singles them out, they can ultimately find themselves becoming a slave and being systematically set-up for failure. The truth is even when we want to get off the system there is a glass ceiling directly above you because the assumption is much is not expected or should be given to people of adverse lifestyles if we just came off of welfare, have children out of wedlock, or other negative issues.

 

In closing, I am happy that I had some money for rent, my child, food and medical care until I was able to grow into a person who wanted more for me and my children lives.  But, I must confess my transition from welfare to a college graduate; a homeowner and a college employee would have never been possible if I had not had a mentor.  He did not concentrate on my negative lifestyle but cared enough to help me tap into my positive attributes.  If working adults should have mentors and positive reinforcements to grow in their professional world the same stands for people on welfare, it is a proven fact that professional and personal growth; both go a long way in people living successful financial lives.

 

I did not address every stance in this article because my transistion has been a road that probably needs a book to covey my journey from welfare to a happy positve life and how I feel mentor played a big part in it.

 

Source:http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/589149/The-pros--cons-of-welfare-system.html?nav=5046

 

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30 Most Inspirational Quotes By Successful CEOs

30 Most Inspirational Quotes By Successful CEOs | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
Get inspired by these awesome quotes from 30 of the best CEOs in history.
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How to Stay Productive on a 4 to 6 Hour Sleep Cycle

How to Stay Productive on a 4 to 6 Hour Sleep Cycle | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
As an entrepreneur, my work schedule tends to be much different than a standard 9-5 job. I'd like to think that my lifestyle is unique, but I know there are thousands of other people out there sharing in my late night hustle.
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How to slay your self-doubt

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This week’s spotlight: all things death. — When you think about why you’re having trouble getting started on or continuing with a project, do the reasons ever sound like, “I just ...
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Dell Wants Half of Employees Working Remotely By 2020

Dell Wants Half of Employees Working Remotely By 2020 | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
Company officials say having employees telecommute or work remotely saves money, makes employees more productive and helps the environment.
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Time Management with an ADHD Attention Span | Thrive With ADD ...

Time Management with an ADHD Attention Span | Thrive With ADD ... | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
Adrenaline when you're close to a deadline – This is a good thing, allowing you to do your best work when you most need to. Perfectionism, focusing extensively ...
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How to Land a Hot Job in 2014

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The skills you'll need to emphasize to secure a promising job in 2014.
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Infographic: Online Giving And Nonprofits | Tech Impact Blog ...

Infographic: Online Giving And Nonprofits | Tech Impact Blog ... | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
The graphic, provided by Convio, compares the growth of online giving between the years of 2008 to 2010, these numbers have only grown over the past 3 years and are continuing to increase. In fact: Online donations rose by 14% between 2011 ...
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7 Stressful Things to Start Ignoring

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Practical Tips for Productive Living

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Click to Tweet | The easy, tweet about this link generator

Clicktotweet is the easiest way to promote and advertise your blog, website, business and stuff on Twitter.


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Ken Dickens's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:47 AM

Great new free tool to embed a pre-made Tweet on your website or blog. Here is an example from Susan Komen NYC. They are asking people very directly to spread the word, and making it click-easy to do so.  - Ken

 

http://www.komennyc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_inittoendit

 

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Top 10 Worthwhile Uses for Tablets

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Tablets seem to be all the rage right now, but some of us are still trying to figure out why we'd even want one. Well wonder no more: here are ten worthwhile, clever uses for tablets, whether it's an iPad, Android, or Windows device.
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These 5 Things Hold You Back From Success

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So you want to let go of some of the stuff that is holding you back from success?
You can and will make the changes you need to make–and it can be easier than you think.
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15 Digital Tools To Plan Your Next Event

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Here’s a handy guide to three of the biggest technology timesavers out there: templates, online registration/attendee management systems and mobile applications.
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Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

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And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.
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15 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Successful

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If you want to be successful in life, you’ll need to be purposeful and proactive in reaching your goals. Success doesn’t happen by accident. Instead, it takes commitment to become successful.
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5 Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela

We'd like to take a break on presentation techniques and share with our viewers a slideshow featuring leadership lessons from former South African President Nel
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5 Ways I Use Weekends To Be a Better CEO

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When I first started Mashable in 2005, I had no work-life balance. Weekdays blended into weekends blended into weekdays. On an average night, I’d get a few hours of sleep and get back to work – and I
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Few Tools That Make It Easy To Analyze Your Writing

Free Technology for Teachers: A Few Tools That Make It Easy To Analyze Your Writing | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:07 AM

some great ideas here to use when students are proofreading their writing.