Every Monday Matters


Hardcover, 144 pages, 7.25″x8.25″

By Matthew Emerzian & Kelly Bozza



Millions of people each year want to know how to make a difference… in their lives and the lives of others. Millions of people each year want to focus on what’s important… what really matters.

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Students can make their own comic strips

free new web site — http://www.makebeliefscomix.com
 — where students can create their own comic strips.  The site offers fun
 animal and human characters with different moods, thought and talk balloons
 to fill in with words, and story prompts.

3 Questions that will change your life

These are such simple and quick questions. But, by taking the short time to answer them provides you with clarity, understanding, and allows your mind to see solutions to move you forward rather than getting stuck in the emotional aspects of the situation.

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Thought for theDay

“Two little words that can make the difference: start now!”
— Mary C. Crowley

Finish strong

Finish strong

The words Finish Strong instantly and clearly communicate a performance goal perhaps better than any other two words in the English language. In this breathtaking gift book, you will share in the triumphs a variety of individuals who all shared a common value – the desire to overcome their obstacle and ultimately Finish Strong. In addition, Dan Green shares some innovative ways that he has incorporated the Finish Strong attitude into his personal and professional lives.

Finish Strong is a powerful platform for leading your team to success. Use the book to kick-off or close your next meeting, conference or event. Give the book to your customers and prospects as a way to reinforce your commitment to them. Anyone with goals or ambition should read this book.

Regardless of what came before or of what has yet to come, what matters most is how you choose to respond to the challenge in front of you. Will you lie down or will you fight? The choice is yours. Choose to Finish Strong!

“Dan Green has written one of the most inspirational books that we’ve ever published at Simple Truths. It is filled with amazing stories about people from all walks of life who in the face of adversity, against all odds…finished strong!”
Mac Anderson


Ways to Use: Give this book away at your next meeting or event. Perfect for Leadership development, Executive Retreats, Team Building, Management training

“Try before you buy” right here.. Flick through the pages of the book online

U.K. Authors Protest Age Ranging Plan

Philip Pullman, Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo and current Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen are leading a rapidly growing movement of writers, illustrators, librarians, independent booksellers and others working in children’s books to hit back at the publishers forthcoming age-guidance on children’s books. Under the campaign slogan “No to Age Banding,” the campaign is swiftly gathering signatures.


Introduced for sales reasons following research that showed that consumers wanted some age guidance to help them in choosing books (see our story from April), the first books are becoming available just as this considerable backlash is launched. Thus far, resistance has been unspoken: several publishers, including Bloomsbury, David Fickling and Walker Books, while not willing to say that they are against age guidance, are not putting the ranges onto their books.

In an unusual breach between publishers and their authors, the opposition campaign leaders seek to “disavow publicly any connection with such age-guidance figures,” according to their statement, on the grounds that age guidance is ill-conceived and will damage the interests of young readers. They state a number of reasons against, including stigmatizing readers and their “passionately held conviction that everything about a book should seek to welcome readers in and not keep them out.”   read more

In the running for the Olympics

Kilbaha Multimedia Publishing is offering every primary school in Australia a FREE copy of the 48 page Mathematics workbook “In the Running for the Olympics” as a resource in 2008 in the lead up to the Beijing Olympics. Teachers interested in receiving this FREE resource should send an email to chemas@chemas.com with details of their name, school and mailing address. The mathematical
  content of the book is described in detail at 
http://www.chemas.com and order by emailing chemas@chemas.com .

Thought for the Day

When you are down on your back, if you can look up, you can get up.

Les Brown

Latest update – lesson plans and resources

I have just updated these pages of lesson plans and resources



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Internet Research




Information Literacy