From Pivotal Kids Learning – Teaching and curiosity

” You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford

Tuesday’s tip for meetings that work

Have you been to meetings that don’t work, have you been responsible for meetings that didn’t work, or maybe you just don’t want to go to, organise, or participate in any more meetings that don’t work.

There’s Value in having meetings that work

… Because

 They waste time you could be spending on something more

 They waste company funds

 They create frustration which is bad in itself, but also creates a bad image of your meetings and of you/your organisation

 Information and processes are not managed efficiently

So let’s find ways to stop wasting time and money and to avoid the frustration. Let’s make our meetings work – efficiently and effectively…. See you next “Tips Tuesday”

Your weekend read – classroom discipline

Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management From a Softy who Became (Eventually) a Successful Teacher
by Gary Rubinstein
As Rubinstein details his transformation from incompetent to successful teacher, he shows what works and what doesn’t work when managing a classroom. 

More about the book here =>

Friday freebie

How will your audience respond to your speech or presentation?
What will they take away with them and remember?
What will they remember of you?

Why will they think “Wow what a fabulous presentation!”?

And how will you create the “fabulous presentation”?

Get a range of ideas and thoughts from the contributors to this free eBook. Just email me, and I will send you the eBook.

Encouragement for the New Year

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity leads us down new paths.”
~Walt Disney~

We’ve all seen it, or felt it, at some point in our life; how just one moment of encouragement can change a life forever. It can be the greatest gift you will ever give or receive. The power of a kind word or encouraging note can be what propels many of us forward towards our goals and dreams. The movie, Even Eagles Need A Push, is certain to help you GO FOR IT in the New Year. Enjoy this inspirational movie, to surge you forward, open new doors and to soar towards your goals and dreams!

Managing Manga in Your Library

The current surge of interest in manga is nothing short of a revolution in young adult publishing. Manga are Japanese graphic novels, in which stories that were originally published in magazines are then compiled into black and white paperbacks which can go on for dozens of volumes. With the uptick in interest in anime (Japanese animation) teens and tweens are flocking to the new medium. They cluster around shelving trucks of returned books and scarf them up before the books can hit the shelves. Manga brings young people into the library building and forms a ready base for programming and book talks.


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Learn the secrets of one of today’s most successful coaches

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Like Father Like Son

The Finnish Library Association celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010. On the occasion of the anniversary The Finnish Library Association wants to promote the important role of the libraries in cultural upbringing. The short film ‘Like Father, Like Son’ was originally produced for television but the Finnish and English versions are free to be diffused on the Internet.

Originally posted here…