• education,  personal development,  udemy

    Udemy Sitewide $15 Sale

    Going on until October 12 Look at these top courses you can enroll in for only $15: Novel Writing Workshop, An Entire MBA in 1 Course, Building a Personal Brand, and Seth Godin’s Freelancer Course. You know I believe in the free range life, the boss life, a life that I live on my own terms. Courses like these help people get there. Maybe they can help you, too. Enroll today. Who know where 15 bucks could take you.

  • education,  knowledge,  personal development,  udemy

    Special Back-to-School offer from Udemy

    Schools are back in session! Don’t let the kids be the only ones learning something new this fall. My affiliate partner, Udemy, is offering $15 enrollments from 9/9 to to 9/12. Use Promo Code 15B2SCHOOL to take advantage of this special pricing. I personally recommend Branding You™: How to Build Your Multimedia Internet Empire

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  • education,  resources,  Rodale,  this-n-that

    New affiliate partner – Rodale

    I am happy to join forces with Rodale to provide some of the best gardening books available. Visit their online store to browse all the books: Rodale Books. Personally, I have my eye on Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki Jabbour which promises to help gardeners like me with limited space and sunshine.

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  • Coursera,  education,  just for fun,  knowledge,  personal development

    Upcoming Coursera courses

    It’s the back-to-school time of year and Coursera has a number of courses available for the non-traditional student who wants to expand their understanding of the world. Here are three that caught my eye. Gamification Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges.  The course is from the  University of Pennsylvania and taught by associate professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics Kevin Werbach. Topics to be covered include understanding game design, the process of gamification, and how to apply gamification to other contexts. [click for more info] Creativity, Innovation, and Change In 2013 and 2014, over 200,000 people from…

  • coding,  education,  iOS,  udemy

    iOS 10 Developer Courses

    Apple is set to release iOS 10 this fall. The updated interface includes new features, such as the ability to open apps with Siri and enhanced messaging that includes stickers and animated handwriting.  From now until August 3, Udemy, my affiliate partner, is offering 50% off iOS 10 developer courses so that developers can be prepared to take advantage of all the new features in iOS 10. Two particular courses stand out. Build 21 Apps by Rob Percival This course includes: Over 30 hours of meticulously produced content All the knowledge you need to get moving with ios 10 – SiriKi, Messages and Maps Apps, Home Screen Widgets, HomeKit Rob provides more…

  • business,  education,  personal development

    Study at Top Schools without Leaving Home

    I am thrilled to have been accepted into the Coursera affiliate program. Over the years, I have taken several courses through Coursera and can attest to the quality of the materials and instruction. Whether you want to strengthen your business skills or master creative writing, Coursera has a course for you.

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  • education,  K12,  school,  teacher

    Stock up now for back-to-school

    40% off Teacher Supplies I know it seems early, and we all want to keep enjoying the long summer days, but August is quickly approaching and that means getting classrooms ready and buying supplies. Take a look at the Educators-only Teacher Store from Scholastic. Their mission is to provide the best in educational materials to assist and inspire students. Save up to 40% on select items during their Summer Sale. As an educator and trainer, I’m pleased to be an affiliate of The Teacher Store.

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  • books,  ecommerce,  education,  just for fun,  knowledge

    Read a book this summer

    When I read that some adults don’t read a single book in a year, I was sad. Reading opens our minds to new ideas and new worlds. It’s easier than ever to find a book that will hold your interest, inspire your imagination, and expand your mind. If you have a smart phone, you have the books of the world at your fingertips. You don’t even need to shop on Amazon. All you need is an e-reader app on your phone. Kobo is an excellent choice if you don’t want to invest in a reading device or shop at Amazon. Access over 4 million eBooks and carry your entire library…

  • education,  listening

    Weaknesses on display

    I write on the board a lot when I’m teaching. Wednesday, while reviewing sentence fragments with an English composition class, I had trouble getting the right letters in the right order in my words. It got to be a bit comical as the morning went on. One of the students commented that she appreciated that “it happens to you, too” as if she had thought her instructors were beyond mistakes and bad writing-on-the-board days. Of course, some instructors do try to give the impression of being the all-knowing, infallible purveyor of knowledge. I don’t take that approach in the classroom. Instead, I see myself and the students as going along together on a journey of learning. I…