"The wise learn from their own experiences but the truly intelligent will learn from someone else's!" - Benjamin Franklin.
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Friday, November 28, 2008
Teachers who like to deal with topical issues in class won't want to skip over the current meltdown. The problem is that so much of what has been happening in the world of finance is so arcane - impossible for us to understand, let alone explain in simple English to our students. However, there are some very important phenomena that can be grasped, described and discussed.continue reading
Monday, November 24, 2008
"I’ve written about motivation a bunch of times before here on Zen Habits, but the more I learn about it, the more I realize that motivation isn’t that complicated.
Sure, there are numerous tips that can help, numerous tactics and strategies I’ve used with success. But it really all boils down to two things.
And those two things are so deceptively simple that you might decide to stop reading after I name them: 1) make things enjoyable and 2) use positive public pressure. But read on for more on how to use those two things to motivate yourself for any goal..." continue reading this great article by Leo Babauta @ Zen Habits
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
- Life Branding: 1. Know Your Own Brand; 2. Eliminate Any Ego Based Perception; 3. Hold True Your Background; 4. Live and Reinforce Your Morals; 5. Make Your Core Values Known; 6. Practice What You Preach; 7. Strengthen Your Unique Attributes; 8. Demonstrate Your Most Wanted Traits; 9. Write About and Share With Others; 10. Be Consistent With Your Brand
- ... conitnue reading: 10 Steps to Be the Brand You Want in Life
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Plan Be: Visible, easy, useful and ready
In buoyant times, whiny, difficult and unengaged employees may be tolerated but, the minute the going gets tough, they're the first to be axed, author and headhunter Stephen Viscusi tells Stephanie Whittaker. Don't want to find yourself in the crosshairs? Consider following his four strategies to protect your job
By STEPHANIE WHITTAKER
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Special to The Globe and Mail
Has the shaky economy got you worried your job is on the line? Go get a haircut. And classy shoes.
And if you can't stand the awful coffee in the office kitchen, or the co-worker brewing it, swallow the words you'd like to say, and the swill, too.
That, at least, is some advice being dispensed by New York headhunter Stephen Viscusi in a new book, Bulletproof Your Job: 4 Simple Strategies to Ride Out the Rough Times and Come Out on Top at Work. continue reading The Globe and Mail
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Worth watching again, from time to time, and asking yourself “what did I do recently to make the world better?” Click here to see the real show: http://www.miniature-earth.com/
Published by Claude
If you have a bed to sleep in, a refrigerator for food, a closet for clothing, if you have a roof over your head each night, you are wealthier that 75 percent of the world’s population. According to the Minature Earth Project, if the world’s population were reduced to 100 people, 6 individuals would control 59 percent of the world’s money. The “State of the Village Report,” originally published by Dartmouth professor Donella Meadows in 1990, was used to calculate the statistics which many of us have seen in the form of an email titled "Village of 100." If the world’s population were reduced to 100 people, what would our global village look like? Since 1990, Ms. Meadows’ research has been circulated through millions of email inboxes and shared in thousands of classrooms, mine included. The updated version published by the Miniature Earth Project includes recent population statistics from the UN and the Population Reference Bureau. Continue reading Ms. Ward's post @ I am a teacher et cetera: A Village of 100
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Learning By Heart
This Open Source Learning Community is created by educators for educators. Open Source Learning is the new name for Progressive Education.
Note: Learning-by-heart, is also a methodology of education--part of it relates to memorizing (i.e., not doing things with a fondness, or by desire of the heart). India follows this system--a system of education, learning, and training.
Monday, September 01, 2008
But...it's not just about working harder, it's also about adding more value and making yourself more visible to those individuals (managers) who make decisions about funding and staffing. The article has 10 Top tips on how to survive a downturn, which I have listed below:
Continue reading James Mullan @ The Running Librarian: Running towards a web 2.0 future
Sunday, August 17, 2008
"Let’s take a look at the qualities that define a great teacher:
1. Love What They Do
2. Good Communicators
4. Positive Reinforcement
5. Fair & Just
9. Compassion & Caring
continue reading the details AlexLandis.com
Silence is golden, duct tape is silver…
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Patron Saints of Libraries: from Warrior Librarian Weekly.
The most excellent reference librarian Robert Lee Hadden has completed serious research on the matter of patron saints of libraries. He states that "there are a number of official and unofficial patron saints in the various forms of Christianity." Pope John Paul II recently declared St Isodore of Spain to be the patron of electronic communication, including the Internet...
...However, celestial guardians for libraries are not restricted to Christian religions. In Arabic culture, scrolls were dedicated to the King of the Cockroaches so that lesser bugs wouldn't destroy other documents. In Hindu countries, Ganesh, the elephant headed god of beginnings and remover of obstacles, is the library guardian. As he also invented the Sanskrit alphabet...
On the same shelf:
THE LIBRARIAN'S PRAYER / PRAYER FOR LIBRARIANS
Cyber Worship Resource of the Week is The Jewish Prayer While Logging Onto the Internet
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Rishi Chandra, Product Manager, Google Enterprise At the Enterprise 2.0 Conference last week, Internet Evolution sat down with Google's Rishi Chandra to talk about Google Apps
On the same shelf:
- Data Mining in the Age of Web 2.0
Written by Oded Noy, 6/20/2008 -- Web 2.0 is both a data-mining goldmine and a nightmare. While it provides a valuable environment of consumer-generated data and media, it's hard to consume this information in a meaningful way without getting overloaded with noise. ...
Today, if you are really interested in doing any meaningful research on any topic, you need to subscribe to 37 RSS feeds to connect with 24 people who are visionaries in their fields, and listen to all their "tweets." Or, you end up looking at a bunch of different Google search results with no idea if they are recent or old or have any relevance at all.
- Top 10 Google Flubs, Flops, and Failures
Not everything Google touches turns to gold. These are some of Google's biggest nonstarter Web services, software programs, and business moves.
Friday, June 06, 2008
by Rana Sinha, Apr 21, 2008
Having served as a teacher and trainer for over twenty-five years, I get different answers from different people engaged in the field of education when I ask them to clarify if they are teachers or trainers.
Teachers are usually found in primary schools, whereas trainers are found in all walks of life, especially commercial ones, they say. A tennis coach (trainer) teaches you new skills and trains you for improving your playing skills. A leadership trainer or coach can teach you new methods of leading people and help you become a better leader. An instructor gives you instructions for learning to do something while a mentor is like a guide, leading you to acquire insights as well as acquire skills.
Teachers educate people (children are also people), while trainers help them learn skills for doing certain things, which earn them their livelihood. When students finish school or university for that matter, they may not have learnt skills like welding, bookkeeping or managing other people, which they can trade for money on the job marketplace. People have to go to special institutes classified as VET or vocational education and training to learn professional skills. continue reading
Monday, April 21, 2008
Mar. 19, 2008 - "The motto Wij zijn klein maar groot (We are small but great) expresses the sentiment of the Dutch in Utah," wrote William Mulder, emeritus professor of American studies at the University of Utah. As a fellow Dutchman in Utah, Mulder achieved greatness on many levels, professional and personal, local and abroad. continue reading
Dr. William Mulder obituary
Dr. William Mulder obituary - Obituary provided by UtahTributes ... With Hyderabad as a second home for the family, the years in India, full of travel, ...
Prof leaves worldwide influence - Salt Lake Tribune
Former University of Utah professor of English William Mulder. ... East Center) and developed its American Studies Research Center in Hyderabad, India.
Deseret Morning News The eloquent Dutchman
Mulder was also the guiding force in establishing the American Studies Research Center in India. He initiated its programs in Hyderabad, attracting scholars ...
American Studies in India, a Personal Memoir
He was William Mulder, professor of English at the University of Utah, ..... a professor at the University of Hyderabad, India's University Grants ...
Deseret Morning News Late professor was a brilliant, gifted scholar
He initiated its programs in Hyderabad, attracting scholars from throughout the continent. Mulder came to love India almost as a second home and returned ...
In Memoriam, William Mulder, 1915 ~ 2008, Humanists of Utah
Friday, March 28, 2008
Chapter 3. 'Fast Track to Multifaith Resources for Cyber Worship':
Resource of the Week is The Ten Statistical Commandments of Chairman Alroy:
Thou shalt log thy data!
Thou shalt run non-parametric tests!
Thou shalt standardize thy sampling intensity! Much More
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Sunday, March 02, 2008
Talking Books Librarian also says: "The Fred's Head Companion blog recently alerted me to the Hall of Fame for Leaders & Legends of the Blindness Field. The list include people like Samuel Ashcroft, Richard Hoover, and Anne Sullivan Macy.
They are currently accepting nominations for 2008 - you can nominate someone. The deadline for 2008 nominations is March 21! "
See also on the same shelf: Who is Who @ Multifaith Hall of Fame of the 21st century
Thursday, February 21, 2008
"Before you study the history, study the historian." Edward H. Carr, The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lecture 1961 at Cambridge University--pulished as What is History [Libraries Today Blog]
PS. Incidentally, this study of the narrator, interpretor, writer, communicator in the history of Islamic literature, corresponds with the practice adopted by those who were involved in collecting the Tradions (Hadith) of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him). See Asma-ur-Rijal, or Rijal al-Hadith (The Study Of The Reporters Of Hadith).
Friday, February 01, 2008
Memorial to H. Arthur Vespry(1931–2008)
I am so sorry to be bringing such sad news: Arthur died Thursday afternoon. I was with him when he died; friends were there to support us both. Now he is in that place where there is no more sickness or sorrow. -- reported by Anne Vespry, daughter of Arthur.
In Arthur we had a very devoted, generous and nice library fellow and a mentor. From the perspective of an international librarian, as a Trinidadian, as the Director @ AIT in Bangkok, and a Candian (incl. McGill, IDRC, UWest Ontario) he has many information sharing models for us to follow.
FYI., I never met him, rather spoke with him only once on phone. Having spoken with him, I introduced him (via email to other professional colleagues), as well. I see that his profile on Linkedin and his Website are updated--this is good as his friends all over will know that Arthur's journey continues.
- see his a master piece: Career Path of an "International Librarian" SLA Toronto, 1996).
- How to Price Information Products and Services H. Arthur Vespry, Marianne Vespry and Christa Avery 1999, in MARKETING INFORMATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES A Primer for Librarians and Information Professionals
Google for more about Arthur.
LIPSA (Library and Information Center Staff Planning Advisor): a microcomputer-based system. F.J. Devadason and H.A. Vespry.
Information Technology and Libraries 15.n2 (June 1996): pp 105(8).
Arthur Vespry, 1931-
Who's Who in Library Service. A biographical directory of professional librarians in the United States and Canada. Fourth edition. Edited by Lee Ash. Hamden, CT: Shoe String Press, 1966. [WhoLibS 4] [Source Citation: Biography and Genealogy Master Index. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 1980- 2008.]
Death Notice @ Hamilton Spectator
Saturday, January 19, 2008
"Harvard Business School's Newsletter has a very interesting article on Moral Leadership. Students at Harward Business School are taught a course called Moral Leader where students exchange their business management case studies to discuss some of the great protagonists in literature.
Sandra Sucher is one of a number of HBS faculty who have taught the course. Sucher recently published two books about the course, Moral Leader: Challenges, Tools, and Insigths is a textbook. The other is an instructor's guide, Teaching The Moral Leader: A Literature- Based Leadership Course.
This is an elective course taken by MBAs in their second year. The purpose of the course is for students to develop their own purpose workable definition of moral leadership, a definition that they build during the course sessions and document, at the end, in a course paper.
The course has a unique structure by incorporating learning through literature. Benefit is derived from the literature itself. Through the novels, short stories, plays students ae brought much closer to life as it is really lived. Closer than lecture learning and in a case discussion. Each class is dedicated to debating and drawing lessons from a powerful work of fiction, biography, autobiography, or history. continue reading: Moin @ SKY IS THE LIMIT
Thursday, January 10, 2008
By 24 Hour Museum Staff, 07/11/2007
The country’s 'Top Ten New Librarians' have been revealed as part of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council’s (MLA) Love Libraries campaign. The competition, launched in June, aimed to find ten librarians who have worked in public libraries for under three years, yet are transforming services with creativity and enthusiasm. continue reading
See on the same shelf and aisle:
ENTHUSIASTIC EMMA IS NAMED ONE OF COUNTRY'S TOP LIBRARIANS
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A plymouth librarian has shown how the old stereotypes can be broken, through her innovative work with children and young offenders.Emma Sherriff, an outreach support officer from Plymouth City Council's library service, has been named one of the country's top 10 new librarians. continue reading