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University of Iowa COVID Response: Isolation, Quarantine, and UIOWA Online Classes (Podcast #38)

In Episode #38, I discuss the University of Iowa COVID Response including the need for student isolation and quarantine facilities as well as UIOWA online classes. The topics, themes, and suggested solutions in this episode are most likely applicable to other higher education institutions. Listen using your favorite podcast service. Anchor [Listen] Apple [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen… Continue reading University of Iowa COVID Response: Isolation, Quarantine, and UIOWA Online Classes (Podcast #38)

Tiny House Design Online Workshop (1-29 June 2020)

Friends, Here’s a special opportunity from the great people at Yestermorrow Design-Build School and Niche Consulting. Learn more on the Yestermorrow website workshop page. The message below is from Lina Menard of Niche Consulting. Greg JohnsonDirector – Small House Society We’re taking Tiny House Design Online! So now you can join us from the comfort of your… Continue reading Tiny House Design Online Workshop (1-29 June 2020)

EDUCATION: With YouTube Learning, Home Schooling Just Got Easier

As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic, home schooling is now mainstream, and Google is here to help with Learn at Home on YouTube. “As schools around the world close their buildings and families find themselves at home, we want to ensure that learning together continues. So we’re partnering with learning creators to… Continue reading EDUCATION: With YouTube Learning, Home Schooling Just Got Easier

Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately.

A Seismic Shift There are currently three powerful converging forces producing a seismic shift in today’s job market. This article provides you with some suggestions on how to position yourself for long-term career growth and financial wellbeing. The current conditions make this a critical time to start a home-based business that is compatible with social… Continue reading Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately.

Privatization and Outsourcing of K-12 Education

Tennessee recently announced plans to make an investment of $117 million in teacher salaries. It’s the biggest K-12 education investment in the state’s history. Tennessee has seen substantial returns on their investment in providing college education to all residents and so it seems they are now ramping up their K-12 education funding. States that invest… Continue reading Privatization and Outsourcing of K-12 Education

EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald

When administrators learned that High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald was married to a woman – her partner of 22 years. She was given the option to dissolve her marriage or resign. In this video, Ellen DeGeneres meets with Shelly to talk about the experience. Further Reading Here are some links for further reading about Shelly… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With High School Guidance Counselor Shelly Fitzgerald

EDUCATION – Ellen Meets Extraordinary New Jersey Principal Akbar Cook

Ellen sat down with Akbar Cook, Principal of West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. Cook noticed at-risk students being bullied for dirty clothes, so he worked hard to install washing machines and dryers so the kids could do laundry. After hearing his story, Ellen teamed up with her friends at Cheerios to help… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen Meets Extraordinary New Jersey Principal Akbar Cook

EDUCATION – Here’s why 18 teachers in Oklahoma are quitting their jobs

Eric Weingartner worked two side jobs in addition to his role as a full-time 4th grade teacher to make ends meet. Chemistry teacher Becky Smith’s monthly paycheck rose just $300 in sixteen years. Aimee Elmquist spent her own money to stock her biology classroom. Mary West was did the same for high school art. Teachers… Continue reading EDUCATION – Here’s why 18 teachers in Oklahoma are quitting their jobs

Hugh Gallagher College Essay Audio

Summary In 1989, Hugh Gallagher wrote a college essay that was so outrageous and famous that it was at one time considered an urban legend. Below is a Wall Street Journal interview with Gallagher and then the reading (audio) of the essay. The full transcript of the essay can be found below. Wall Street Journal… Continue reading Hugh Gallagher College Essay Audio

EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Visits With ESL Teacher Emily Francis and Chobani Founder Hamdi Ulukaya

Ellen surprised Emily Francis, who moved from Guatemala to the U.S. when she was 15 and learned English by watching Ellen. Now Emily teaches English to elementary school kids, and because of her kindness and dedication to her students, Emily and her school received a huge gift, courtesy of The Chobani Foundation.