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Work and Leadership: Soft Skills

Work and Leadership: Soft Skills, by Will Saunders Soft skills are crucial. Don’t get me wrong. The technical competence and academic knowledge of your chosen profession play a pivotal role, no doubt about that. People  definitely need the right background. … Continue reading

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Maestra

Maestra and the Cuban Literacy Campaign Last night, I screened a moving documentary, Maestra, a film about the 1961 Cuban literacy campaign. Cuba made ambitious, aggressive efforts in 1961 to eliminate illiteracy. I say ambitious because the goal was to … Continue reading

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Spelling is Fundamental

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” ~~ Jewish Philosopher Maimonides~~ Back in the day, there was a catchphrase, Reading is Fundamental, which … Continue reading

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My First Time!

  This past weekend, I did something that I had never done before: I cooked fresh artichoke.  I love its flavor, but thinking about cutting and preparing one has always seemed rather intimidating and daunting.  I suppose the horror is … Continue reading

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Today begins Transgender Awareness Week

Today is the start of Transgender Awareness Week, which extends from 14 November through 21 November. Transgender Awareness Week is a special time for the transgender community and their allies to unite – nationwide – and launch awareness campaigns, educate … Continue reading

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Teaching for Change

  If you’re not familiar with Teaching for Change, then let me introduce you.  Teaching for Change is a great not-for-profit organization that provides teachers, parents, and students with the tools needed to make schools and learning better.  The goals … Continue reading

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