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Leaving Home to Find Ourselves

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Most of us stumble into adulthood a little battered and bruised, which means we must attend to our wounds before leaping into the lives we were meant to lead. Maybe we have patterns of behavior that involve abandoning ourselves in times of stress. Perhaps our responses to love are still subject to the family programming we received as children. Or maybe our lives have been adversely impacted by a materialistic society steeped in straight, white, cis male supremacy. Whatever the case, nobody is beyond the power of redemption or outside the reach of kindness.   

Twotravellingteflers: #TeachAbroadBecause ... experience is the best teacher

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Hi! We’re Rich and Kate. Three years ago, we decided to leave our cosy, normal lives back in the UK to go and find something different. That ‘different’ was a new life as teachers in South East Asia. After some time, we decided that we would like to share some of our experiences with anyone who had similar interests to us, and so, the twotravellingteflers adventure was born. We offer a tiny look into our lives of travel, TEFL, and Thailand.

Read This: Candace Rose Rardon on Stuff Every Coffee Lover Should Know…

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 07, 2021 /
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This spring, Quirk Books published a book on my very favorite thing, by my very favorite writer. So imagine my happiness when I read Candace Rose Rardon's new book, Stuff Every Coffee Lover Should Know. Whether you're a coffee aficionado, or new to the game, this book is quite useful.

Why Teacher Loan Forgiveness Isn't As Good As You Think It Is

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Is Teacher Loan Forgiveness Your Best Option? The Pros and Cons of Teacher Loan Forgiveness
It’s no secret that teachers take on a significant amount of student loan debt but don’t usually earn lucrative salaries to lift them out of that debt. The average student debt among Student Loan Planner’s clients who are teachers is $100,828. In contrast, the average K-12 teacher earned a median salary between $59,420 to $61,660 in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 

Through the Eyes of an Educator–Reinvention: who will you be?

by Stacey Ebert / Apr 05, 2021 /
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For over a year now, one day has blurred into the next..days where you skipped shoes, used the couch as your full-on habitat, weren’t sure if you were hungry or thirsty, and literally were not sure what day it was. These twelve months have seemed far longer than 365 days, but somehow it seems that if we can hold on tight enough, it’s not only the time change that will provide that extra light.

Top 3 Reasons To Switch To Online Learning

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Have recent events led you to believe it might be time to take your learning experience online? While traditional methods of education have had their time to shine, many students are shifting their goals, lifestyle, and priorities in such a way that necessitates a different form of schooling.

An Excerpt from VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain: Lolo

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Publisher’s note: We are pleased to publish this excerpt from the powerful new book by Edward Stanton, VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain, the first travel memoir to deal with the world’s two most populous Spanish-speaking countries in one volume. A chapter of this book has already won the 2021 Grand Prize (bronze) for Best Travel Writing in the 15th annual Solas Awards.

Theresa Jones: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it cultivates confidence, growth, and success!

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Theresa Jones graduated in 2011 from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)-Boyce Campus with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, and continued her education by earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Geneva College and a Master of Arts Degree in Criminology from Indiana University of PA. Theresa began her career at CCAC in 2009 as a work-study in the Career Services Department.

Traveling With Open Eyes

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Publisher’s note: We are so pleased to publish this excerpt from an extraordinary new book by Neil J. Farber, MD, entitled Serendipity: Recognizing and Utilizing Common Everyday Events to Enhance Your Life and Career. In it, Dr. Neil Farber uses powerful examples of serendipity from history and his own life to show you the skills you need to prepare for, recognize, and ultimately take advantage of everyday unexpected occurrences. 

Happy Dantedì! Celebrating Dante’s 700th Anniversary

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Established in 2020, Dantedì is the Italian national day dedicated to Dante Alighieri. The date of March 25 was chosen because it was recognized by scholars as the day on which the poet embarked on his journey in the afterlife in the Divine Comedy.

Happy Dantedì! Celebrating Dante’s 700th Anniversary

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