Archive for December 2015

Ring in 2016 with a rock-solid ROL (Return on Learning, school PR style) – SCN Encourager

After cheering for our respective Go Green – Go White AND Maize & Blue football teams, of course! Don’t worry. I’ve still got my personal priorities in proper order. Sports first. Sports second. Then followed by all of the rest of that real-world stuff: family life, projects at work, wedding plans, and occasional (but pesky) bench warrants. But I have big news…

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The title has a twist, but the substance could shape your 2016 – SCN Encourager

I almost skipped right past this great article myself! And if there’s anyone whose 2016 needs shaping – it’s me! But Dr. Henry Cloud sure nails it down tight in this article he wrote nearly 16 months ago. It’s a perfect fit during this “personal reflection” time of year. Dr. Cloud’s a well-known clinical psychologist and organizational leadership coach. He’s written more than…

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Just for your school PR toolbox! Royalty free photos with quirky fun attached! – SCN Encourager

There’s nothing drab and dreary about this royalty free photo site. Most of us already have our favorite go-to source for free stock photos. And then there are some of us who are always on the lookout for articles like this one – just to keep our school PR toolbox up to snuff. AND THEN there are a few folks like us… with scary warped senses of…

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Wow your friends with the perfect toast on New Year’s Eve – SCN Encourager

This gadget’s now in my “Must Have…If Only” file It adds an exciting new feature to a classic kitchen appliance. Some folks will love it just for the sake of its technology. But more important (to me, anyway), the eventual product “pops up” in something edible. That’s all I needed to know. This made it easy for me to be an early adopter. After all, who could resist an awesome selfie-toaster?…

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“Glory to God in the Lowest” – SCN Encourager

How’s that for a provocative headline? Don’t get upset with me. I didn’t come up with it. G.K. Chesterton did. (Back in 1894, if fact.) It was a simple line in his poem, Gloria in Profundis. And in his typical paradoxical style, Chesterton modified something very well known – just one word – in order to draw attention to a point he…

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