7 Ways To Unplug From Technology & Increase Your Creativity

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Creativity, Productivity | 2 comments

7 Ways To Unplug From Technology

Could you disconnect from the Internet for 10 days?

Tony Schwartz, the CEO of the Energy Project, decided to disconnect from the Internet for ten days.

This wasn’t the casual ‘I’m turning off Facebook for the next ten days, but I’m still checking Twitter and Tumblr and Pinterest and text messages and email every twenty minutes.’  No. Schwartz felt overworked and began planning a much needed vacation.

He decided to leave his laptop, iPad, and cell phone at home.

What did Schwartz think of his ten days away from Internet civilization?

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Margaret Thatcher’s 5 Steps To Achieving Greatness

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Inspiration | 4 comments

Margaret Thatcher's 5 Steps to Achieving Greatness

Baroness Margaret Thatcher
1925 – 2013

I was saddened to hear of Margaret Thatcher’s passing.

The first woman elected to lead a major Western democracy, Thatcher served as the British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Whether you agree with her politics or not, the Iron Lady was an influential leader and a staunch champion of freedom and democracy during the Cold War.

Do you want to achieve greatness? The life of Margaret Thatcher provides five steps to becoming a leader who can inspire others and change the world.

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Discuss: Is Technology Changing How We Learn?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Ask the Readers, Education | 25 comments

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Technology in the Classroom.
Photo Credit: OnlineUniversities.com

Today marks the first day of spring classes at the Academy! And we’re kicking off the semester with a special Ask the Readers blog post.

We want to hear from you! What’s your opinion on technology in the classroom?

If you are an educator in a brick and mortar school or even a homeschool, how do you use technology in the classroom? If you are a student, how do you think technology can be used more innovatively?

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What’s Your Action Plan? 3 Lessons From An Olympian

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Inspiration, Productivity | 2 comments

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“There’s always a way to achieve your goals.”

What are your goals and what is your action plan for achieving them?

Read on to discover several lessons from the inspiring life of Wilma Rudolph that will help you form an action plan in order to make your dreams a reality. 

The Remarkable Story of Wilma Rudolph

As the doctor examined four-year-old Wilma’s twisted leg, he told the little girl that she would never walk again.

But Wilma and her family believed she could overcome all odds.

“When you come from a large, wonderful family, there’s always a way to achieve your goals,” Wilma explained. “‘I can’t’ are two words that have never been in my vocabulary.”

Not only did Wilma walk again, but sixteen years later she also competed in the 1960 Olympic games in Rome.

She became the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics, and she set a world record in the 200-meter dash.

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