“About this talk: In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.
“About Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children.…..
Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. It’s a message with deep resonance. Robinson’s TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? "Everyone should watch this."
A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government’s 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements. His latest book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, a deep look at human creativity and education, was published in January 2009.”
It’s time for an Evolution not just a Revolution of our education systems. Regards, Mike
‘SEARCH ENGINE VISIBILITY’ DESIGNED TO GET YOUR WEB SITE NOTICED
According to analyst firm Netcraft, there are more than 238 million Web sites online. Getting a Web site noticed online can be daunting, which is why Web Wiz Kids decided to offer Search Engine Visibility.
Search Engine Visibility walks users through a step-by-step process to make their Web site search engine friendly. This not only makes a search engine more likely to index the entire site, but to help get the website higher in search engine rankings.
Search Engine Visibility lets users optimize their site by defining keywords, analysing content and tracking keyword performance. Search Engine Visibility also provides a “Top 10 SEO Checklist,” which helps identify commonly made mistakes and techniques on how to make a Web site stronger.
Search Engine Visibility also provides a video tutorial and other educational materials which help users understand the search engine optimisation process. Once a Web site is optimized, users can submit their Web site to the most commonly used search engines on the Internet.
Users can contact Web Wiz Kid’s 24/7 customer care representatives if they have any questions during the optimization process.
For more information about Search Engine Visibility or any of Web Wiz Kid’s services, visit webwizkids.com and have a look around.
ThinkUKnow is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through primary and secondary schools across Australia using a network of accredited trainers.
Created by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia has been developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft Australia.
ThinkUKnow Australia believe that by helping parents, carers and teachers understand the technological landscape we can help keep young people safe.
ThinkUKnow is centred on the three key aspects of ‘have fun’, ‘stay in control’, and ‘report’. The website and the face-to-face presentations are framed in this manner also. “We want to help you understand how young people use information and communication technologies, such as the Internet, mobile devices and gaming devices, to have fun”. These applications also pose some issues and knowing how to minimise these risks is how young people can stay in control. If something does happen, we want to educate people on how to report these problems.
What’s available on the site?
On the ThinkUKnow Australia website, you can learn more about the applications young people use and how to stay in control whilst using:
- Instant Messaging (IM) and chat
- Social networking like Facebook
- Peer-to-peer (P2P)
- Gaming devices
The ThinkUKnow site also provides information on how to report if things go wrong, as well as help and advice on non-criminal disturbances.
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This post is only for our blog readers who are working within the Affiliate & Internet Marketing industry (by Mike)
You can get 3 FREE copies of Mike Filsaime’s MDC Monthly.
Mike Filsaime is using a new way to spread the word.
He is not asking for any tell a friend of even an OPT-IN
He is experimenting with a new type of Social Viral Marketing that appears to get him backlinks to his site just for sharing the word.
This seems to be the truest form of Viral marketing I have seen yet. It uses social media and blogs to get the "news" out about something rather than Tell-A-Friends etc.
But the main thing I want to share with you is that you can get 3 Kick-Butt copies of his latest newsletter and you don’t have to pay $89.00 to get it.
Just click the link below and it is yours Free!
P.S. – Even if you THINK you are not interested in his newsletters (Which are pretty good from what I see) I suggest you give it a shot for 2 reasons. 1- You may be surprised at the quality. And 2- Wait until you see how he is trying this new viral marketing.
The Pure Pitch Method is 100% guaranteed and since there is a full money back refund period of 8 weeks there’s no risk involved in buying it. If you are unsatisfied with it for any reason (and you won’t be!) you can easily receive all of your money back. There’s nothing to lose, and golden ears to gain!
The website is filled with customer testimonials so you know that this product has worked for many others. If it’s worked for them then surely it will also work for you. What are you waiting for? Check out The Pure Pitch Method by clicking here.
Here are some interesting facts that you should know:
1. 10% of students at the leading music schools, including Julliard School of Music, have absolute pitch.
2. A symphony orchestra usually includes 20% – 40% of musicians with absolute pitch.
3. Numerous leading surveys have concluded that at least 50% of today’s top recording artists have either absolute pitch, relative pitch, or both!
There’s a prevailing myth that only certain people have the perfect pitch ability and that most people can never develop it. Pure Pitch Method proves that untrue! Anyone can attain perfect pitch through this incredible program.
Here’s what some others have said about the Pure Pitch Method:
"I’ve been singing for the last 15 years but I always required the use of a reference note from an instrument in order to get my musical bearings. That has all changed since listening to your pure pitch method. Now I can instantly name any note or chord just by hearing it. I can even tell whether a pitch is in tune or not. My band has started calling me ‘The Human Tuner’!
Doug A., Australia
‘It Didn’t Take Me Long To Realize That I Made The Right Choice!’
As a student majoring in music I really wanted to learn more about absolute pitch. Out of all the courses I looked at, pure pitch seemed like the best value for money. It didn’t take me long to realize that I made the right choice. All the lessons were very easy to follow and provided tons of great exercises. After witnessing my own improvements, I have been recommending the course to all my classmates.
Jared Newsome, UK"
After you start using the Pure Pitch Method you will see a whole new world of musical possibilities open up to you. Not only that but you will be seen by others around you as exceptional and rare. Who doesn’t want to feel that boost of confidence? And you will certainly increase your appreciation of music!
You may also find more information at the Wiz Kids website: wizkidslive.com.
I love these words of wisdom by Dorothy Law Nolte…
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns what envy is.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative.
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with recognition, he learns that it is good to have a goal.
If a child lives with sharing, he learns about generosity.
If a child lives with honesty and fairness, he learns what truth and justice are.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and in those about him.
If a child lives with friendliness, he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.
If you live with serenity, your child will live with peace of mind.
With what is your child living?
When I found out about the way banks in Australia have been making mistakes in our statements I was pretty angry. But rather than get angry I decided to get even … and I took the Mortgage Watchdog risk free trial. This system is great, you either find errors or you don’t pay. What have you got to lose?
Mortgage Error Facts:
- 54% of monthly bank statements contain errors.
- 80% of these errors favour the banks.
- The average monthly error is $242.
- Mortgage Watchdog have helped over 22,441 people find errors in their bank statements.
Don’t Think Mortgage Errors Are Really Happening?
Recently a major Australian bank found they had overcharged fees on 55,000 customer’s accounts and it totalled $52,000,000. That’s right $52 million dollars. That’s an average of $945 for each person.
What I find pretty amazing about this is that the bank found the problem NOT the customers. That means that fifty five thousand people didn’t notice the best part of one thousand dollars missing from their bank account.
You may be thinking "I know I’d sure notice $1,000 missing from my account." … but I bet that if you called those 55,000 people mentioned above, they’d have said exactly the same thing before the bank informed them of the little blunder they made on their account.
This is what some others have said:
"I have found errors in some cases over hundred dollars on my monthly statements. As a bit of an unusual thing, I have kept my statements from 1989 and am currently dealing with Westpac to get my money back which has added up to over $14,000.00. Thanks for the program". Grant Redding – Nerang. QLD
"I have now been reimbursed the exact amount of discrepancy I had found using your program of $7,563.04 plus reimbursement of the cost of the software package against my loan." Ann-Maree Enders – Kingsley. WA
"My husband and I were with Macquarie Bank. We had a number of problems with regards to fees and charges and monthly mortgage payments. Whenever I contacted Macquarie’s customer service and asked for explanations of why we had been charged extra for fees or why the monthly mortgage payment was more than expected, I was very abruptly dealt with. After being with this bank for 7 months and being extremely unhappy with all aspects of the service, we refinanced with another bank.
While I was bemoaning the situation and sure that we were owed at least $3,000.00. I saw an advert for Mortgage Watchdog. So, with nothing to lose I purchased the software. From a data entry point of view I loved the system. It was very simple to understand and the best part is the program creates a letter to send to the bank, which I did. 6 weeks later the bank sent us two cheques, one for my husband and one for me. The total we received from the bank was $4,000.00.
Best investment I have made all year. Thank you Mortgage Watchdog. Mychelle Morrissey and Gus Mulder – Wattle Grove. WA
"I bought the software after I saw the advertisement at least 4 times. When it arrived I was hesitant and it sat in my intray for a month before I installed it. It took me another 4 weeks to get around looking at the software! I must admit if there was anyone who was a sceptic, it was me! After loading in all the data and following the easy steps (even I can do it and I hate instruction manuals!) what started to unfold were a series of errors the bank had made! I reviewed the mortgage over a period of 16 months and to my horror I found that they had been charging me more interest than I owed – a few hundred dollars. I’m incredibly grateful to Mortgage Watchdog – its really one of the best investments I’ve made. I’m rapped!" Shalom Paul – Sydney. NSW
The software simply works – you either find errors or you don’t pay. Get your MortgageWatchdog free trial now!
Improved & standardised look and feel on all pages (including site favourite icon WK - a bit cutsey I guess!)
New pages added to sections like personal development, lifestyle, business services, and environmental choices (will discuss in detail in future blogs)
Bookmark button on all content pages to allow easy sharing with friends and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and many others, or by email.
Intra-website search powered by Google.
And numerous other small refinements.
I hope you find the site pleasant to view and user friendly as well as useful.
May you continue to Learn, Love, Laugh & Live!
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