Category: Education

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What I Learned – Carolinas Center & Ferguson

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What I Learned – Carolinas Center & Ferguson

Welcome to Ron’s video blog called “What I Learned” where he describes what he has learned from his clients. If you click the link below, you will land on the video page to see Ron’s smiling face and hear his sultry voice! Or if you prefer to avoid all of that, you can read the […]

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The IRS, Professional Development and Taxpayer Dollars

The IRS is SOL these days because of money they spent on a conference back in 2010. While there should concern over taxpayers money, I believe we don’t always understand the value of investing in the organization by investing in the employees. According to a Washington Post article, the IRS spent $4.1 million dollars to fly […]

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Graduation Done Right

My niece graduated from eighth grade at St. Joseph’s School a few nights ago. It was a lovely ceremony that included a Catholic mass, music and the awarding of the diplomas. Unlike any other graduation I’ve ever attended, the teachers at St. Joe’s say something about each student when he or she receives their diploma. […]

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NY Math Museum Turns Mundane Into Fun

When I show speakers how to add humor to a presentation, inevitably, an accountant or an engineer in the audience will say that they don’t see how they can make their topic funny. My initial thought is, “It’s just like an accountant or an engineer to think that way.” Then I remember that I’m married […]

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Mind Sweeper

I recently read where a janitor at Columbia University spent 12 years taking classes and finally achieved his bachelor’s degree.  Even though he has the degree, he has no plans to leave the $22/hour job as a janitor, however. I’m not sure what’s the greater accomplishment.  The perseverance it takes to earn a degree at […]

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Government Spending on Professional Development is Not a Bad Thing

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The General Services Administration came under fire last week for sponsoring a conference that included a mind reader and a comedian. The cost of the event was $823,000 and was described as “excessive and wasteful” by officials, including President Obama. I don’t know all the details about this particular event but as someone who is […]

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University of Virginia Law School Does Learning Well

Recently, the University of Virginia’s Law School announced that one of it’s classes was responsible for excluding a man of a 1978 rape on the basis of DNA evidence.  This unique program called the Innocence Project Clinic allows students to evaluate the evidence against three people who were convicted of a crime but may be innocent. Dierdre […]

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College Classes CAN Be Fun

Dr. Raymond Bice may have been the most popular professor in the history of the University of Virginia.  Although, if Thomas Jefferson taught, in the early days, I’m sure he had a good story or two.  But Dr. Bice, who taught the introductory psychology class, was the Lady Gaga of Pysch 101. I was a […]

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Civility in College?

I had the pleasure and the privilege of speaking to two college classes yesterday at George Mason University.  The professor, Leslie Morton, teaches the only class on “Civility and Professionalism” in the country.  USA Today featured her class earlier this year. The cool thing about this class is that it gets young adults excited about […]

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For an Honors Student, Not So Smart

At least seven students on Long Island were charged with participating in an SAT scam recently.  Allegedly, a college sophomore (and clearly a smart student, by the way) took the SAT’s for other high school students and charged them $1,500-2,500 for the service.  Not only did he get caught, but the high school students who […]

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