Video: “5 Ways Ed Pays.” A college degree means a richer life-not just in terms of money earned, but in quality of life! Get inspired. Be inspirational. Every student deserves a teacher who inspires! Just be open to good things, and be yourself…that will do!
Do you agree that a college degree means a richer life? Post a comment and join the discussion! We’d love to hear from you!
For all the amazing educators who help make the world happy! It’s about that “Back-to-School” time around here and…
The energy we bring to the classroom makes a profound difference on our students and their learning outcomes. The brain “at positive” is 31% more productive than at negative, neutral, or stressed.
What can you do to be a Happy Teacher? I write, share ideas with colleagues, and mentor as ways to stay focused. I also employ “playful learning” strategies, because a place of learning needs to be welcoming and inspiring. Oh, and don’t forget to smile, laugh, and share a little bit about yourself with your students.
How about you? Can you share one idea in the comments for being a “Happy Teacher?” Post your suggestions, tips, and hints here, please. Merci!
- A teacher’s heart speaks on the first day of school (coolcatteacher.blogspot.com)
- Q & A on Educating Angels (educatingangels.co)
“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”~To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
- To Kill a Mockingbird: a book that still raises questions about ‘good’ justice (guardian.co.uk)
- Quotes From an Extraordinary Novel (lisamontanino.wordpress.com)
- The Colors of To Kill A Mockingbird (bornspecial.wordpress.com)
The quick answer: it’s about the ROI. At least according to this article in The Week, which is trending at the moment.
So, it seems the trend continues. Students and parents are spending more time digging around the financials and thinking ROI when it comes time to select a college. That’s a smart move in my opinion. Like the article points out, often it is more about the student’s major, than it is about the institution, when it comes time to getting a job and the salary that job pays.
A good rule of thumb: don’t acquire more college debt than a profession’s first year salary. College is still more than worth it when it comes to lifetime annual salary. A degree has also been an effective buffer during a weak economy. Those with degrees had roughly half of the level of unemployment than those with only a high school diploma.
So, yes. Think ROI. Plan, investigate, calculate. When it comes time to select a college, make sure those numbers add up.
- Now, More Than Ever, College Students Are Thinking About the Return on Their Investment (shinesobrightly.com)
- Graduates: Is college worth it? (wthitv.com)
It's Infographic Thursday, the best day of the week!
I have 10 infographics for you ranging from the subjects of social media and business to writing and gender differences of social media use. I also made the graphics bigger so you no longer have to click them to read them. I'm sorry about that!
Do you like any of these infographics?
- An infographic speaks a thousand words (rebeccarocca.wordpress.com)
- 98 Social Media Charts - From Tweet-Perfecting Infographics to Unsanitary Social Media Stats (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
Improve your Morning! Hint, just add coffee. Problem solved, right?! Ha!
Ok, we all know the benefits of the mornin’ cup o’ joe! Here are some suggestions beyond coffee to add to the mix:
One of my go-to ways to improve my morning is by waking up earlier than everyone else in the house. It is so quiet and peaceful. So mornings, it even gives me the chance to watch the sunrise while I drink my coffee.
That quiet time–whether it’s 30 minutes, or even 5–really gives me the opportunity to get focused for the day. I end up feeling relaxed and ready to tackle the challenges of the morning routine–whether it’s prepping kid lunches, hectic school drop-offs, or taming an unwieldy stack of essays that need grading!
Is your a.m. routine listed here, or do you have some other suggestions for making the most of your morning? What helps you wake up with a smile on your face?
Are you heading back to campus soon?
Whether you’re a student or a teacher: Dream Big!
Connect ~ Inspire ~ Learn ~ Grow!
“Hold Fast to Dreams, for if Dreams Die, Life is a Broken-Winged Bird that Cannot Fly.” Langston Hughes
Books are like oxygen.
To me, they are nothing short of life support.
Some of my favorite books to read lately are Children’s Literature. I’m rediscovering those sweet tales, and they’re the perfect reminder of all the good in the world. Books like Charlotte’s Web and The Wind in the Willows. They also remind us, that even as adults, it’s ok to smile, to have fun, to take care of your friends…and
So, what are you reading?