Websites for Learning – Free Online Courses

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Websites for Learning - Free Online Courses (or Almost Free) It's back to school already for some students, and in another few weeks, many will be returning to school in the Western world. It's the start of the New Year for students, and many who work consider it to be a New Year for them as well. To stay on top of work, continous learning is a fact of life, however, it is much easier today because of advances in technology. Here is a curated list of websites for learning. 10 Websites to Learn Just About Anything - ClassLinQ Technology can make the life of a teacher far easier … [Read more...]

Reading Lists, How to Read and Other Musings!

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Reading Lists, How to Read and Other Musings! How is your reading coming along? It's the summertime and I am reading a lot, and reading what I want to read. I have read two trilogies, several romantic fiction, several murder mysteries and the odd business books. I purchased Curation Soft and CanvaKala, and am figuring out how to use them effectively. Using the Curation Soft, I have pulled together some articles that are worth reading for those who love reading or want to read more. I have also used CanvaKala WordPress plugin to grab images without leaving the platform. This blog post is an … [Read more...]

Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth Suneby, Book Review

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Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth Suneby, Book Review As I was reading Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth Suneby, I kept on thinking, “Is the author qualified to write this story?” And I made a note to myself to conduct some research to learn more about her. Some may think that this is not important, but I remember a conversation I had with a friend, who is a social activist, and she emphasized the importance of authentic voices. Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth Suneby is set in Afghanistan, so when I finished reading the book, I was gratified to learn that the book is based on a true story … [Read more...]

Matched by Ally Condie, Book Review

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Matched by Ally Condie, Book Review When you finish reading a book, you usually know if you liked it. That’s not always the case with me because I am such an active reader, and on top of that, I am someone who has to think about things first before making a decision. There are times when I feel like the jury is still out after I finish reading a book, and that’s the case with the Matched Trilogy box set by Ally Condie. When I thought about it, I realized that I loved the story, but I didn’t like the way in which the author tells it in book two and three. In Matched, the first book in the … [Read more...]

Susan Surtel, President, Strengths Canada [Interview]

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Susan Surtel, President, Strengths Canada [Interview]  Invisible Mentor: Susan Surtel, President Company Name: Strengths Canada Website: http://www.strengthscanada.com  Part One: Introduction Avil Beckford: In a couple of sentences, tell me a little bit about yourself. Susan Surtel: I am a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Trainer. Gallup is a company that a lot of people know about through its polling. Gallup has been studying what is success - how do people become successful for over 40 years and I’m working with Gallup with its concept. And I’m certified to provide coaching … [Read more...]