Creative Commons License

Friday, August 29, 2014

On The Roadmap For September: Brief Thoughts......

It will a busy September  here in the Education Road Channel as I will be commenting on my journey as I launch two new courses on NovoEd and assessing some long-term educational plans.   The need to continue on a such a road is ever so courageous--as I continue to live up to this admonition that my cousin and brother shared while I was on the "Social Grid' earlier:

It begins with us always.    

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Thought 4 the Week: On Driving Change

For this edition of the "Thought 4 the Week", this simple yet profound timely reminders on change are ever so crucial because it is up to us.   As I listened to this, I was reminded of Gandhi Ji's Admonition to be the change you want to see in the World--and it is upon each and everyone of us.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A "Tip of the Week" On Self-Publishing: Guidance From From Guy Kawasaki & Other Brief Thoughts

A central focus of the "Education Road" is simple: to share thoughts & ideas to help elevate knowledge with a special focus on the Education Space.  As a new week dawns here in "Outsiders", this on Slide Share was of particular interest as Self-Publishing has become a tool for Educators and Subject Matter Experts around the World from one of the masters out there today available here: 

This is fitting as one is reminded of this admonition:

Sunrise Inspiration from
The power to affect your future
lies within your own hands.
Nido Qubein

& Remembering this admonition from Einstein:

Sunrise Inspiration from
In the middle of every difficulty comes opportunity.
Albert Einstein

Onward!!! :-)

Friday, August 22, 2014

View of the Week: on Planning for Success

To "Wind down" the "Virtual Week", this courtesy of Darren Hardy of Success Magazine was quite poignant that goes to the heart of the essence of Education.   We here @ "Outsiders" hope it is of interest--Enjoy!!

Wake-up sleepyhead.
It's time to get your growth on!
For 20 years I have been a business leader in the industry of personal development.
I teach personal development (as you know!)
As a result people are always curious about my own personal development plan and process.
So, today I am going to share my plan with you:
Action for Today:
Choose ONE skill you want to learn or improve on in the next 3 months.
Then find the materials (5 books, 3 cds -or- dvds, 1 seminar -or- webinar) that relate to this skill that you will read and listen to for 30 minutes each day.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thought 4 the Week

Sunrise Inspiration from
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


On the Eve of "Back To School" For Children....

The folks @ Techlicious do a fantastic job on putting together ideas to make lives in the Virtual World a lot easier than it seems.     This latest outreach they did as all gear up for children going back to school is in this tradition.     It must be noted that there are billions of APPS out there and many being developed all the time.   This is a sample of nice, nifty tools that could insure that children are able to leverage the power of Technology to their benefit as they continue on their "Education Road": 

Inexpensive & incredibly useful apps for students (and parents. too!)

When I went to school, smartphones, tablets and laptops hadn't yet been invented. But I sure wish they had—these six apps and plugins would have made my life much more productive. Now I'm downloading them for my kids, and you should too, including:
  • A web browser add-on that helps my kids save research for their reports, along with proper citation information
  • The best free Microsoft Office alternative
  • A digital planner for my kids to keep track of assignments and class schedules.
  • An app that specializes in taking pictures of whiteboards
  • Plus a free tool that lets you annotate and share PDF documents.
Better yet, the apps are all free or just a couple of bucks. And if you have a little more to spend, you can even get a program that will record and transcribe all of your class lectures!

Check out all these top picks for must-have back to school apps in our story on Techlicious.

Suzanne Kantra
Founder, Techlicious

Saturday, August 16, 2014

View of the Week: Lessons From My 20s--As told by a very successful 30+

One of the most insane documents ever done: A 1284-Slide Powerpoint on Success in Life:

Some of the analysts out there spotted problems--but he is to be commended for taking the time to share this for all.   I will be sharing it with my students.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A "Thought 4 the Week" (II) On the Very Essence of Education: Discovering that You Can

The essence of Education is about possibilities.  The evolution of Education is such that we have to constantly keep an open and keen mind..and it begins with a sense of discovery that we indeed can as this "Thought 4 the Week" underscores: 

Discover that you can

It is amazing what you can do if you will simply do it. Instead of wondering whether or not you’re able, take action and discover that you can.
If you follow your vision, people might think you’re crazy. Persist in taking positive action, and show them how truly mistaken they are.
If all you ever do is think about it and wonder about it, you’ll come up with plenty of excuses. Take action, and all the excuses go out the window.
Go ahead and find out how wonderfully capable and effective you are. Go ahead and make your time count for something by making a meaningful difference with it.
Rock solid confidence comes from knowing that you can. Knowing that you can, comes from actually doing it.
Take that action, feel that confidence, and experience the power of your own abilities. Go ahead, make the effort, give it your best, and discover that you can.
— Ralph Marston

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thought 4 the Week

Reflecting Upon the Essence of Education.....Onward!! :-)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

View of the Week: On Challenges We Face...and The Need for Brotherhood :-)

The road of Education is a perilous Road.   But it is also a gratifying road as we seek to make a difference every day by coaching, mentoring, serving as voices of reason and insuring that we Motivate, Empower, Advocate and Lead constantly and consistently.    I see this as the essence of Education as I reflected upon this simple yet powerful admonition: 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

An "Outsider" newsflash: A Useful Device.....

An old associate shared this on a very novel device of use for those road warriors who need to have immediate access to charge USB devices: