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Equity & Diversity

Equity & Diversity

All things being equal… or not.

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Learning

Learning

Bits in… bits out…

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

What kind of world do you want to leave for the future?

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SPAR Network

SPAR Network

SPAR is Suicide Prevention, Awareness, & Response

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Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

Reality is on stage looking back at us.

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Thoughts

Thoughts

Ideas that need a place to go.

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Youth Development

Youth Development

Teach our children well… we can learn a lot from them.

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Monday, 13 February 2017 19:49

Gotta Have Faith

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Spirituality usually assumes a religious identity. You are Christian or Buddhist, Lutheran or Catholic, Israeli or Muslim. Your faith is defined by a spiritual community into which you were born and raised. Yet, your faith is independent of the religion. There are many levels of spirituality, and to find the truth, one must look at the crossroads of faith, religion, community, and education. What you believe is up to you and you alone.…
Sunday, 27 November 2016 17:22

Windows & Mirrors

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In the summer of 1983, I was seven years old. My brother was 17. He had the role of Uncle Henry in Trollwood Performing Arts School (TPAS)’s production of The Wizard of Oz. I have few memories of that summer, but from what I’ve been told, I laid some bricks in the upper right corner of the letter “Z” in the yellow brick road shaped to spell “Oz.” Six years later, in 1989,…
Sunday, 27 November 2016 17:11

Long-range Plan for Cooperative Learning

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This long-range plan entails a different approach to cooperative learning implementation because I am not a teacher. Cooperative Learning was taken as an elective for my Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership. When people discover I am pursuing an M.Ed., I am often asked what I’m going to teach. I’m not. It just so happens my M.Ed. program is in the School of Social Work. However, I’m not going after a social…
Riviera Theory of Youth Development: Aims, Strategies, Ethos, Activities and Outcomes Written November 14, 2016 for YOST 5956 Organizational Approaches to Youth Development at the University of Minnesota, in pursuit of a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership. Abstract Youth development is the process of teaching the process of learning to growing youth. Parents bring children into a world, and hope the child is raised according to their traditions, and carry on their morality.…
Monday, 07 November 2016 00:09

Definition of Youth Development

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Definition of Youth Development Written November 7, 2016 for YOST 5956 Organizational Approaches to Youth Development at the University of Minnesota, in pursuit of a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership. Instilling a process of learning and understanding is a fundamental function of youth development. Joe Flower said, “we cannot really know who we will be when we come out the other side.” He found four phases of change-induced learning (1999): Unconscious incompetence: you…
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:31

Reinventing Yourself

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Topic(s) of Interest Self-Awareness Definition: having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Who was I? Who am I? Who will I be? I want to learn how to reinvent myself. I struggled with many medical setbacks this semester, and I need to find a way to emerge “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” (Daft Punk) and more resilient. I lost sight of who I was, I want to…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 17:26

Did you realize

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I like the song Strangers by Portishead. The first stanza ends like this: Did you realize No one can see inside your view Did you realize For why this sight belongs to you These lyrics tell the story of living inside your own being. What you see, no one else can see. What  you experience is yours and yours alone. And there is are reasons for this. Imagine if you will, a virtual reality…
Monday, 01 February 2016 16:07

Where Were You When…

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On February 1, 2003, I was working at Walmart* in Bloomington when I heard about the ill-fated landing attempt of Columbia. I was shocked. I couldn’t work, I just sat in the loading dock listening to National Public Radio tell the tale of seven astronauts who spent 16 days in space, only to be lost in the landing. I was left alone, no one else was around. I demanded the flag be flown…
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Blog entries are solely the opinions of the authors, and do not reflect the opinions or viewpoints of any organizations or individuals associated with Oz Technology Company GBC.