Ever wondered why you can remember things forever although you experienced them just once, sometimes in a fraction of a second? (Even if you'd like to forget them quickly like the time a strange dog barked at you unexpectedly over a fence while you were passing by?)
Giving our favorite teachers greeting cards during Teacher Appreciation Week 2009 is one of the recommendable ways to do in order to appreciate their efforts. However, when preparing for your cards you should be able to present a very nice and well layout cards.
I am a fervent believer in self-education and continuous learning. It has been my experience that people learn best outside of a formal learning or classroom environment and that self-directed learning is the most useful because it encourages you to seek out knowledge that is necessary for your success.
How can you train your mind to overcome all of the negative fear and anxiety which is often associated with public speaking, and instead boost positive and confident thought, thereby paving the way to delivering your speech calmly, powerfully and successfully?
by Ronald Fitzgerald, D.Ed
Quality is continuous improvement. The Plan -> Do -> Check -> Act cycle is a fundamental component of pursuing quality in any organization. It can be useful for a building principal or any educational manager to evaluate his or her style of leadership in comparisons to the actions that best "fit" this cycle.
"When you're working in a school," she said, "stay away from the teachers' lounge." Despite having nothing to do with teaching language arts, this is the best advice I ever received.
by Ronald Fitzgerald, D.Ed.
TQM is a philosophy and system for continuously improving the services and/or products offered to customers. Now that the technologies of transportation and communication have replaced national economic systems with a global economy, nations and businesses that do not practice TQM can become globally non-competitive rather rapidly. This march towards non-competitiveness can be avoided if citizens are helped to become TQM practitioners. Therefore, the potential benefits of TQM in a school, district or college are very clear:
If you are a good communicator in your own culture, does that automatically make you competent in another culture? The answer is no, if you only interpret through your own cultural glasses and don't take cultural differences into account.
Curiously, the idea of using government money to help send children to private schools is considered a very right-wing, conservative notion. Granted, in the U.S. it is mostly Republicans who support the concept, with Democrats against. Thus we have the odd situation of liberals opposing a government hand-out that has the potential to mostly benefit the poor and minorities.
Education is empowerment in many ways. It has the power to eradicate ignorance, poverty, and make individuals become independent because of their career choices. In life's supermarket, we are encouraged to take education seriously because it affords us to be self-reliant.