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Read This: Agricultural Treasures Guidebook

I've got a great read for you today! Agricultural Treasures Guidebook, by renowned writer Cindy Ladage, is a deep look into 19 different agricultural treasures, mostly in the midwest (we ARE farm country, after all!). I grew up on a farm, and tractors, farming, and rural life were hallmarks of our town.

Learning more about and celebrating our agricultural treasures is both interesting and important. 

The Crown Jewel of the Great Lakes: Mackinac Island (aka Turtle Island)

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Dec 06, 2023 / 0 comments

I’m natively from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but for five years, my husband and I lived in southwest Michigan. My husband has family that live in the area, and Fernando and I were newly engaged when we first settled in the Kalamazoo area in 2009. I started attending Western Michigan University in 2011 for my master’s degree, and we got married that same year in the fall. As a graduate student, you’re limited with time off because of academic commitments, but we didn’t mind delaying our honeymoon at all. 

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Setting Sail for Opulence: Your Guide to a Luxe Getaway

Hey, you aspiring jet-setter with champagne dreams on a beer budget! Let’s embark on a journey to plan your luxury getaway that’s so fabulous it’ll make your social media followers weep with envy. Grab your diamond-studded sunglasses, and let’s set sail into a sea of opulence (and a bit of cheeky fun).

Setting Sail for Opulence: Your Guide to a Luxe Getaway

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Shine Your Light

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Dec 04, 2023 / 0 comments


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Shine Your Light

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Jason deCaires Taylor: Te Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada


Jason deCaires Taylor (read our articles about his global underwater art here, and explore ALL of the underwater museums here) has done it again!

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How Progress Charts Can Transform Student Learning

Education is a dynamic field that constantly evolves to meet the changing needs of students. With the advent of technology and the growing importance of data-driven decision-making, educators have more tools at their disposal than ever before to enhance the learning experience. One such tool that has gained prominence in recent years is progress charts. These visual representations of a student's academic journey can be powerful tools for transforming the way students learn and educators teach.

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Cool and Easy Certifications to Earn While Traveling the World

Whether you want to remain in the education field when you are done traveling or whether you are ready to try a new career, you can use your time away from the classroom to improve your credentials and receive various certifications that can increase your earning potential. There are all sorts of online programs that you can complete on your own schedule, which means that you can fit your courses amidst your travels and adventures, so you are fully qualified for whatever career you choose when you return home.

Redefining Aid: Unpacking the Insights of ‘Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A Critical History’ by Evan Easton-Calabria

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Nov 30, 2023 / 0 comments

Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A Critical History by Evan Easton-Calabria, published by Bristol University Press, offers a comprehensive exploration of the complex relationship between refugees and their experience of integrating in new communities. 

“Josh Recommends” for January 2024 by Josh Garrick

January 2024 turns out to be an excellent time to appreciate world-renowned artists and beautiful new productions as we continue the joys of the recent Holiday Season.   

The Beauty of Traveling in Games 2023

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Nov 28, 2023 / 0 comments

2023 has been an amazing year for gaming, with the release of two of some of the most favorite games of the decade, Baldur's Gate 3, and the long-anticipated sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. There have been many other beautiful games released this year, but these are getting by far the most praise—and for good reason.