It’s time to vent, rant, and rave! I just don’t get it and maybe I never will. Why is it so many teachers are opposed to using any sort of technology in relation to their teaching and running of the classroom? There are many examples of good education websites that promote self learning yet teachers don’t always see the value of it.

I recently talked with the Darren from GED Easy website, online resources for GED students who asked how to make teachers aware of this website. Because they have a lot of GED practice tests and video lessons and it seems to be a perfect combination to offline GED teaching. Yet he has problems with reaching out to teachers.

computer140I am not surprised at all. This year our school managed to acquire laptops for all  teachers. Each classroom has …

29/01/2016

Today is the last day of my four day weekend. Was I productive? Not in the least. I only did one “fun” thing, which was going to see an extremely horrible movie.. Max Payne. The rest of the time I spent sleeping, on the computer or.. eating. How pathetic could my life get. I didn’t even attempt to study, or do homework. I should have read my book so I can do the project that’s due on the 24th. I still have 150+ pages to go, a review to write and 3 sentence summaries on every single page. YES! Every single page. IB Teachers go a little over board. Reading is fun and all, but the writing part is what made me procrastinate. Now I’m going to be rushing and staying up in the wee hours since I have practice …

18/12/2015

My little brother ( who is looking like a giraffe) and I just got back from my orientation, so I’m a little fresh about this. I keep him company to make sure he stayed motivated.  So now going to college for an orientation program was a huge thing for both of us.. If you’re debating whether or not to attend it, you definitely should as it’s a great source of any information that you need.

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Every school’s freshman orientation program is different, but here are some things to expect:

  1. A long speech. The school will likely give an introductory speech from some esteemed member of the staff.
  2. Information about requirements. You’ll probably be given information about general ed and/or major requirements to help you pick your classes.
  3. Dorm information. My freshman orientation didn’t do this (and I wish it
6/05/2015

Alexa is a Web information company that tracks and ranks Web sites worldwide. On their home page, you can enter a Web address and see where that site ranks in relation to millions of other sites.

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When I began my site tune-up last month, my site was way down into the two millions. Ignoring my site for several years had done a lot of damage and this low ranking was the result.

Over the last few weeks, I got to work revamping elements of my site. I didn’t think there would be any quick or radical effect, but when I checked my rank on Alexa today I was surprised to find that my site had rocketed up to the 1.3 million spot. That’s an increase of well over a million positions.…

30/04/2015

bdgtTogether we’ve examined ways to know that you’re on the edge of a financial cliff. Whether living paycheck to paycheck, knowing that just one more payment would be the final straw, or having nothing in a savings account or emergency fund, moving back away from the edge begins with knowing how close you really are. But what are the things or situations that pull people to the edge of a financial cliff in the first place?

Pull? Don’t you mean PUSH? No, you read that right. If something pushes you, it probably wasn’t in your control. I’m thinking of medical bills, an extended job layoff, or some other true emergency. In these cases, even a well funded emergency fund can be quickly depleted. No, I’m talking about those things that pull us, that we willingly tie around our necks and …

15/03/2015

A life of presuming that everyone is out to get you is not Woody Allen-funny, it is Stephen King-misery.

I had my annual skin examination yesterday. Given my ethnicity, and some bad sunburns in the past, I always approach the visit with some trepidation. After a 20-minute scalp to soles exam, I left reassured that those scattered paint dots of extra pigmentation were innocent.

But am I wise to be reassured? What guarantee have I that my dermatologist is well trained, thorough and up to date? And, if I, experienced in medicine must accept her reassurances as valid, how much more trusting must a lay person be?

I’m a complete lay person in another active sphere of my life currently, as we buy and sell a home. I speak to my realtor daily. Yesterday, I spent 3 hours in the …

4/12/2014

There are extensive benefits associated with having a corporate uniform. Among these, some of the strongest benefits include a sense of belonging for employees, and brand identification for customers. Corporate uniforms also tend to be very practical for the workplace, and can be quickly washed and dried by employees to make it easier to stay on top of the working week. These benefits, and a few more, are explored in more detail below:

Community and Belonging

In general, corporate uniforms are able to convey a sense of community and team spirit amongst employees. A shared appearance will foster pride in the company that employees work for, and will help to establish familiarity and confidencemcdonalds-workers for new employees. Having a well designed uniform is particularly important, as staff that feel they are being given poorly fitted and poorly designed materials can …

24/09/2014

imagesAre you the type of person who starts every semester with that little promise to yourself – “I’m going to make this my best semester ever!” Do you start the semester strong, get lazy during the middle then cram when it comes time for finals? Maybe you’re the type of person who feels like they do everything right but just can’t seem to make the grades they desire.

If you can relate to any of the above questions then this article is for you. Most students start the semester strong because they have a fresh slate to work with. Then, as the semester drags on, apathy kicks in and students loose sight of their goals.

In this article I want to address the 5 main reasons students fail to make the grades they desire. I hope these points help you …

8/08/2014

I resisted reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Dreams by Robin Sharma for a long time because I thought the title was gimmicky. I realized that I was being closed to new ideas by literally judging a book by its cover and title so I picked up the book. I’m glad that I read it as it gave me access to age-old wisdom in a easy-to-read fable. The book is about Julian Mantle, a high-profile lawyer who collapses in the middle of a trial and decides to find the purpose of life by traveling to the Himalayas where he meets a group of sages who impart their wisdom to him via a fable. The fable starts in a magnificent garden with a lighthouse in the middle of the grounds. Out of the lighthouse …

27/07/2014

Attending college is already a pricey experience, but students who choose to continue studying and go to business school are confronted with even more financial expenses. Very often, the process of finding cash for business school calls for checking out student loans, financial savings, scholarship grants, and general financial preparation. Our suggestions and tools may support you in navigating your way through the process of how to cover for the expenses for your MBA degree. Even there are many MBA programs that are cheaper says Kate from CheapMBA.net you still need to pay your bills.

You really need to weigh expected earnings increases against prospective financial debt to find out if going to business school is the right ticket for you.

Every clever MBA applicant understands that whether it is wise to go after a business degree is based on …

22/07/2014