Allison Oakes

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How To House-Sit Your Way Around The World

All My “Best” Lists On Teaching & Learning How To Write – In One Place!

I’ve published quite a few posts and “Best” lists related to teaching writing, and I thought it would be useful to me and to readers to bring them …

8 Ways Startups Spend Resources Without Adding Value

Every entrepreneur I know is short on resources, including time, money, and skills. The last thing they can afford is to waste any of these, but in my mentoring and coaching activities, I see it happening all too often. Waste in a startup is any activity that spends resources, but creates no value …

10 Time Wasting Tasks You Can Automate in 30 Minutes

Time is one of the most precious assets to business owners. But with so many time wasting tasks on your to-do list, you need to take control of your …

Some Very Good TED Ed Lessons on Writing to Share with Students

July 12, 2015<br>This week’s Ted Ed list of talks we curated for you revolves around the theme: writer’s workshop. This is basically a playlist prepared …

5 Common Pitfalls in Non-Profit Marketing

When it comes to increasing donations for your non-profit organization, begging, pleading and coercion are not the answers. In fact these techniques …

Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning<p>When asked what my first language is, I often answer, “visual.” I think in images, prefer to be …

How your nonprofit got into its fundraising mess

Photo by RachePhotos on Flickr. Used with permission. https://flic.kr/p/4bAUoA<br>When people join a nonprofit or start one, they typically think they're …

Nonprofits

How to Build Stronger Bonds with Fellow Teachers

According to a recent study by the Conference Board, less than half of American workers are happy in their jobs. Of the satisfied minority, an …

Why Public Education isn't Working

<b>Maya Angelo, if you teach, you have to live your teaching</b><p><b>The system is not broken because of a lack of great teachers. It is broken in spite of great teachers showing up everyday.</b><p>The current school system was developed by Horace Mann, which he called, " The Common School," later being called the, " …

30 Tricks You Can Steal From Social Butterflies for Approaching Anyone

<i>Written by Ivan Chan</i><p>It’s terrifying approaching someone for the first time.<p>Naturally, you want to make a good first impression with this person, but …

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Private vs public schools in SA: not a simple numbers game

Educational research shows clearly that four variables are essential for excellent education. They are: prioritising teaching and learning; a good …

An Ode to a Teacher's Summer Vacation

Every June, I suffer from what I call a teacher hangover. It sticks around for about a week. There are some telltale signs that I have yet again succumbed to the condition. For instance, last night's dinner consisted solely of break-and-bake chocolate chip cookies. I begin asking myself if I took a …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 Ways to Move Forward After Experiencing Failure

<i>“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all, in which case you</i> …

Motivation

This Video About Sex Ed Has Been Viewed Almost 4 Million Times. Here's Why.

Is there a right age to teach children about love and sex? Some Dutch schools think kids as young as kindergarteners need to learn about the components of relationships -- and it may not be such a bad idea.<p>Across the Netherlands, primary schools are engaging in "Spring Fever," a week in which …

13 Ways to Be an Exceptional Teacher

(Attribution: Teacher Appreciation Cupcakes by Clever cupcakes, Creative Commons License)<p>Quick, tell me the name of your most favorite teacher, ever.<p>The one who influenced you the most: the one who had maximum impact: the one who brought out the best in you and made you think you could do anything …

How should we teach critical thinking?

One of the most desirable characteristics of school graduates is that they can think critically. This helps them individually and also helps the …

6 Secrets to Rock Multi-Channel Integrated Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns

<b>How you can rock your multi-channel social media and online/offline fundraising strategy!</b><p>This post includes 6 expert tips and best practices for any …

College Board, Khan Academy team up to offer free SAT prep program

The revised version of the SAT college entrance exam won't be offered until March but students can start preparing for it Tuesday with a new, free online study program affiliated with the test.<p>The College Board, which administers the Scholastic Assessment Test, has joined forces with Khan Academy, …

Flocabulary- An Online Library of Educational Music Videos to Use in Class

June 1, 2015 <br>Flocabulary is an excellent educational platform we discovered through Graphite. Flocabulary provides teachers with a digital library of …

'Helicopter Parenting' Hurts Kids Regardless of Love or Support, Study Says

Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Evan …

Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers

May 31, 2015<br>Google Forms is one of the versatile tools we use for a wide variety of instructional purposes. From creating survey forms to designing …

If you want teachers to innovate, don't train them using a sage on a stage

Teacher Network,Education,Australian education,US education,Professional development,Schools,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Teaching,Teacher training<p>Teacher Matt Esterman talks about his dream schools with no boundaries and why he’s developing a Tinder-style app for professional development …

Teaching

Drawp for School- A Great Collaborative Tool for Teachers and Students

May 30, 2015 <i><br>Drawp for School</i> is an excellent creativity and collaboration tool for teachers and students. It provides students with an intuitive …

Education Technology

Summer Reading List for Parents and Teachers

I haven’t forgotten about you, grown-ups. You need good books to read just like your kids do! Which is why you get your own summer reading list for …

Make These 5 Crucial Money Moves in Your 40s

For many people, hitting the big 4-0 can actually be quite freeing. You’re in your peak earning years, and your home is likely close to being paid …

30 summer books that kids will gobble up

YA<p>Emmy & Oliver<p><b>Robin Benway</b><p>HarperTeen, $17.99, ages 12+<p>The title characters are next-door neighbors and best friends until Oliver is kidnapped by his father at age 7. Ten years later, he returns. (June)<p>Lois Lane<p><b>Fallout</b><p><b>Gwenda Bond</b><p>Switch/Capstone, $16.95, ages 12+<p>Teenage army brat Lois Lane (yes, <i>that</i> …

Summer reading guide: The 136 books you'll want to read

Another summer, another chance to draw up the perfect reading list to see you through those languid, sun-drenched days. Whether you’re stretched out by the pool or nestled in a coffee shop, clutching a hardcover, paperback or e-book, we’ve got more than enough titles to keep you reading through …

Books