The last time I had seen Dr. Cliff Harbour, we had spent time talking about the book I was writing as well as the book that he had written, John Dewey and the Future of Community College Education. During that visit, he insisted that I read The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. In fact, he opened the book to the first page and had me read the first couple paragraphs. He wanted to point it out, and what I noted while reading the book, was that Raymond Chandler sparingly used his words. Yet, he was able to elicit an emotion.
Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of what Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams have achieved with Flipped Learning. However, I am rather underwhelmed with their book, Flipped Learning for Social Studies Instruction. While it was a good book, it could have been a great book. Let me explain. Read more
This book is one of those books that I should have read earlier in life. In fact, it is a book I should have read every year for the past 56 years. This book has sold more than 30 million copies and is one of the most read books in history. The book is How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. It is a book you definitely need to read. Read more
John Lee Dumas has completed over 1,800 podcasts and I have listened to a great majority of them on Entrepreneurs on Fire. So, I figure he knows what he is talking about. Because I am also interested in creating a podcast, I picked up his book Podcast Launch: A complete guide to launching your Podcast with 15 Video Tutorials!: How to create, launch, grow & monetize a Podcast. If your interests are in the business aspects of podcasting, he covered the material quite well. There were definitely parts of the book I really enjoyed. Read more
After watching the movie, Hidden Figures, I became more curious about the role women played in NASA and space exploration. As part of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge, the challenge encouraged me to read a book about diversity. I chose a book about the women computers of NASA. This book is Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt. I found the book to be quite interesting. Not only did it focus on the role of women as they calculated our way into the heavens, but it provided a detailed behind the scenes account of our journey into space. Read more
Have you ever been busy with another task but want to still save a message to Evernote? This often happens when I am driving. A thought jumps in my head and I want to capture it. Evernote is my tool of choice when I need to jot down a note and I do not have my bullet journal at hand. Here is hack using Google Assistant, IFTTT, and Evernote. Read more