Call to Action: Stop focusing on the Problem and begin to focus on the solution!

Call to Action: Stop focusing on the Problem and begin to focus on the solution!

If you want to travel from Average to Good,  from Good to Great, from Great to Phenomenal

…sometimes you have to step back and study yourself.

– Dr. Eric Thomas, Michigan State University

Consider this throughout the week:

– Our problems keep us from being able to get to our place of passion (academic, financial, health, career, relationships, etc).

– When we are stuck on the problem (i.e. we think about it all the time, we talk about it all the time, our decisions are centered around them, etc.) we can’t get to the solution (i.e. It took me over 30 years to deal with the pain from not having my father in my life (I was so stuck on the fact that he wasn’t there for me. I was so stuck on the problem that I could not address the problem and deal with the problem).

– This is the season of solutions…everybody has problems but the people who become wealthy have solutions to their problems.

Call to Action: Stop focusing on the Problem and begin to focus on the solution!

What ghost from your past do you need to confront to move past your problem?

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Diane Ravitch Blog Repost: “Gates’ Guinea Pigs, Your Children: 15 Years of Experimentation by the Gates Foundation”

The Network for Public Education has created an interactive graphic and a narrative that describe Bill Gates’ experimentation on our nation’s children over the past year. It is a must-see! The extent of Gates’ meddling, says Carol Burris, is breathtaking; the results are not. Burris and Anthony Cody write: In his October 7 speech as he ruminated on how his foundation shaped educational policy and practice for the past fifteen years, Bill Gates spoke of the importance of what he called “high impact” strategies.

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Monday Moanin: Terrible things, these religious superstitions

Too many Muslim, Jewish, and Christian sects professing to be the keepers and translators of End-Times Prophecy.
Barf.
Barf and Puke and Puke and Barf on the lot of them.

Thanks to friend Steve Ward for coining a new phrase… “religious superstition super-storms” —- that what we are experiencing — “religious superstition super-storms” … sigh.

Take your superstitions to a desert or a forest or a jungle or a mountain top… scream till you are hoarse… and leave the rest of us the hell alone… take all your superstitions to your OWN graves and stop taking other innocent people with you.

Too many Muslim, Jewish and Christian sects are making terrible decisions based on what they think their God expects of them. Most likely God doesn’t need their help but to do good works in his or her name — not bad works.

Now, a bit of perspective is probably good…so…

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Thank God It’s Monday!

Love Eric Thomas — what an incredible success story — born into poverty in Detroit — single mother — no father in his life — left home — lived literally in the streets and in abandoned buildings — ate out of trash cans — a high school dropout —- but somehow someway finally, almost on a dare, earned his GED…. then AFTER 12 YEARS OF STRUGGLE taking classes on and off — earned his BA (from my alma mater MSU) — then his Master’s — then his Ph.d — (all from MSU) — became and still is an academic guidance counselor at MSU — and in his “spare time” — he travels the world as one of the finest motivational speakers. Love ET! Here’s are some highlights of his weekly “THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY!” online presentations.

http://www.etinspires.com/year-of-the-milestone-tgim-season-10-e9/

‘Teacher for hire, best offer, get the app’

Eclectablog has posted a new item, ‘Teacher for hire, best offer, get the app’,
at Eclectablog

The teaching profession is steadily being transformed into a “gig job” on the model of Uber, Lyft and AirBnB wherein customers are paired with independent providers via Smart Phone apps. The model grew out of human desperation during the bleakest days of the Great Recession. As teacher shortages roll out across the nation we can count on Republican legislatures to follow the “shock doctrine” and use the disturbing teacher shortage situation to implement their ideological agendas. In this case it’s the ongoing destruction of classic American public schools and placing K-12 education in the largely untested hands of those for whom schools are just another institution to be run on a business model, especially the for-profit model. Here in Michigan the most recent evidence of this is the November 5th passage ofSenate Bill 491, introduced by Phil Pavlov (R-Port Huron) and passed 27-11.
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Sexual assault survey response baffles University of Michigan researcher

By Emily Lawler | elawler@mlive.com
on November 14, 2015

LANSING, MI — When a University of Michigan researcher surveyed 3,000 students about sexual assault, he found only 3.6 percent of sexual assault victims told an official resource. When he asked why, he was unprepared for the most common write-in response.

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