The basis for goal setting

The issues raised by the data become the basis for goal setting with student leaders. To be constructive, we aim to have students restate problems as goals to be achieved. Thus, the issue of “unresponsive teaching” can be restated as a goal to “make teaching more responsive to individual student …

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People Who Are Incredibly Famous Can Afford To Become Hermits

The schmooze is part flattery, part small talk, and 100 percent charm. If you’re a wallflower, shake off that caterpillar shell and make a 180-degree turn to social butterfly. Only people who are incredibly famous can afford to become hermits, like JD Salinger, who is so famous for being …

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July became a tool to enable community-led, organic change to help people make their lives more sustainable. That’s really how simple it was. Plastic definitely wasn’t the poster child of our waste problem as it is today. As my media encounter had made patently clear, people …

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Emotional Thinking

The first time I heard the term emotionally illiterate, I stopped what I was doing. I knew immediately that I was emotionally illiterate. Not only did I not have enough awareness of other people’s emotions, but I also did not make distinctions around my own. This impacted my ability …

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How We Use Our Head In Body Language

Someone’s head gestures will definitely give you insight into what he is thinking. Tilting his head could mean that he is deliberating. It could also convey that Bill is inquisitive or in the process of trying to back away from something that has been said. Eye movements signal thought …

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Is Karma True?

Given the apparent complexity of the reincarnation system, it feels like a reasonable additional leap to infer that “karma” could play a role as well. Karma is the idea that actions are somehow balanced in the universe. For example, if you harmed someone in this life, maybe in the next …

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Musical Therapists

Music therapists ought to have a distinct musical identity. This means a high level of (communicative or collaborative) musicality and musical skills when it comes to entering the training program. It takes more than three chords on the guitar to meet the range of tasks confronting the music therapist. In …

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The Value Of Vegetables

For many people, growing food is more than just a pastime – it is an obsession and a way of life. As well as an engaging hobby, growing the ingredients for your kitchen has many other benefits, too. When raising food from seed or a young plant, choice can be made …

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The Benefits of Always Looking Forward

If you want to stop getting caught up in the small stuff, you need to know just how useful viewing the bigger picture can be. The previous examples of Amazon and Facebook are a few of the ways taking a long-term view can help you achieve success, but they are …

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Would You Like A Water Feature for Your Garden?

Of all the things you could add to your landscape, a water feature has to be the most dramatic. What else could bring you sound, movement, reflections, and the opportunity to attract animals and use plants in entirely new ways?

There’s no better inspiration than nature. You can create …

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