Courtney Lonsdale

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Reinventing High School Takes Grass Roots Grit

<b>The Entrenched Culture of School</b><p>High School teachers are hired and placed according to their qualifications. In secondary schools in Ontario, …

Teaching

Can you spot a good teacher from their characteristics?

Professor Rob Klassen explores the latest research into what traits effective teachers have and how this could inform recruitment<p>What would you do in the following situation?<p>As students in your classroom begin a writing task, one of them, Kata, starts throwing paper around and distracting the …

Teaching

Establishing a Habit of Self Care

The Guardian Teacher Network included an article that caught my interest this week. The Secret Teacher article was written by a professional who said <i>teaching robbed me of my health - and nearly my life.</i> Reading the entire article, we learn of a professional <i>who had been a teacher for 13 years and</i> …

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught

The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost …

Teaching

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15 Struggles People Who Bottle Up Their Feelings Understand

1. It may be exhausting but you can put on Oscar worthy acting performances for days, weeks or even months at a time, pretending to be okay with …

School Lunches: All Wrapped Up

As the quiet of September returns to your daytime and evenings begin to fill with activities and studies, you may be wondering how to keep your …

7 Steps to Close Sales Fast

Want to close sales fast? Here is your recipe!<p><b>Get there early</b>: Creating and winning opportunities means getting there early. If you want to win, the …

Let's Make a Deal

Effective salespeople ask for—and obtain—commitments. To grow your business, you close deals.<p>In the past, companies hammered on closing techniques …

Listen Up! The Most Powerful Communication Skill

Filed Under Public Speaking<p>Are you a good listener? Me – I suck at it, but I'm in good company because most people suck at listening. If you don't, …

The Rise of Social Selling | SBI

Signs this is happening to you are:<p>Customers and prospects are declining meeting requests<p>You get RFPs from prospects you haven’t been talking …

Revenue Growth Diagnostic | SBI

Are you going to make your number?<p>Spend a few short minutes using this tool to determine if you are likely or unlikely to make your number. Once …

You Can’t Win The Price Objection By Talking About Price!

I was working with a sales team recently. We were talking about “THE PRICING DISCUSSION.” They were struggling with how to better handle the price …

Cranberry-Almond Wedges

Wow, a whole straight week with only one post. Yikes. But like most of you, I’m elbow deep with Thanksgiving prep. Along with that I’m drowning in …

Simple Springtime Dishes

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Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Might Be The Best Thing Ever

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I admit it: I was a hot avocado snob. Look around you, I'm sure you know one. I'm talking about people who scoff at the idea of serving avocado at any temperature other than cool. People who hear of tempura-fried …

Grilled Beef Kebabs With Yogurt-Mint Sauce and Onion Salad Recipe

If you can't get your hands on sumac, replace with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Sumac is available at Middle Eastern grocery stores and online from Penzeys, www.penzeys.com.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Grilled Beef Kebabs with Yogurt-Mint Sauce and Onion Salad</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Kebabs:</b>2 large white onions, …

Un-Fried Potato Skins with Smoked Coconut Bacon

Once we went here with a good friend to hang out with his friend that we hadn't met until then. Isn't that always a funny situation? Meeting your old …

Mexican Chocolate Earthquake Cookie | Cookie recipe

<b>Mexican Chocolate Earthquake Cookies</b> <br>Makes about 3 dozen<p>Ingredients: <br>8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (68% or higher), broken into small pieces <br>4 …

Superfood Nut Butter Cups