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“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. 

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How to Make the Most of Your Sabbatical

Teaching is hard work—physically, intellectually, emotionally. In the past, when teachers had the opportunity to earn tenure, many educational institutions permitted their teachers to take sabbaticals, which are extended break periods during which teachers could rest, reflect and otherwise recuperate from their difficult work. If you feel that you are on the verge of burnout, you might award yourself your own sabbatical, giving yourself several months or perhaps years away from the classroom.

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The Best, Most Unique Gifts: Xplorer Maps

Whether you're looking for a unique and artsy gift (and this is the PERFECT ONE) or for something for yourself to remind you of your favorite places, I have a GREAT recommendation for you! 

We absolutely LOVE the creativity and art in the extraordinary hand-drawn products from Xplorer Maps. 

The Best, Most Unique Gifts: Xplorer Maps

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What To Do, See, And Eat In Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria

This summer, my husband and I were visiting Michigan for a wedding. We decided to visit two places that our daughter has never been to that we thought she would absolutely love: Frankenmuth…and of course, Mackinac Island! 

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Education's Role in Data Proficiency and Critical Thinking

 "Critical thinking and curiosity are the key to creativity."— Amala Akkineni.

In an age of connectedness and instant access to information, the educational landscape has changed dramatically. From and within the classroom, data proficiency is to be mastered while fostering critical thinking skills remains a top priority. And how can educators better navigate them both for maximum benefit? You will explore education's role in driving data proficiency and furthering critical thinking abilities while providing real-world examples along the way.

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Learn as You Go: 5 Tips for Making Every Travel Experience an Educational Journey

Travel isn't just about seeing new places; it's about learning new things. Whether you're a seasoned globetrotter or a weekend warrior, every journey holds the potential to be a profound educational experience. This article explores how to make the most of your travels, transforming ordinary trips into rich, learning adventures.

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Things to Do in Boston with Kids

Boston is an outstanding and interactive destination ideal for people of all ages. From the historic sites where the patriots fought for the independence of the United States to the indoor and outdoor art collections, you can never run out of places to visit or things to do. It is a destination full of culture, history, sports, and culinary delights served in family-friendly restaurants. 

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How to Overcome the Intimidation of Moving Abroad

The idea of getting to move abroad is exhilarating; not a lot of people get the opportunity to strategize about moving abroad, getting to change their environment, learning a new language, learning about a culture, and so on. Needless to say, all of this is incredibly exciting.  Leaving behind the familiar and stepping into the unknown can be a challenging experience.

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Your Memorable Visit to Michigan: A Natural World Wonder

With soft dunes, clear waters, gorgeous beaches, trails, and swirls of the Northern Lights in abundance, there’s no other state quite like Michigan. It is filled with natural wonders and outdoor adventures that will make any trip here spectacular.

Here are some of the most incredible places you should bookmark for your next visit to Michigan.

Your Memorable Visit to Michigan: A Natural World Wonder