December 10, 2014
an age old profession that should be attractive to people who have a knack for
business (managing resources, purchasing, marketing, selling, accounting, and
running a money making operation) and like to be surrounded by nature.
You may get
dirty, be surrounded by some amazing machinery and even have a few run-ins with
the wildlife that calls the trees and the brush their home.
Mike is the
VP of Stuckey Timberland. His world is the forest. He is a graduate of the
University of Georgia’s Forestry program. Forestry is a life career that is in
his family lineage.
hear Mike reflect on his career and his desire to be in the outdoors. He talks
about the business and the misconceptions that those looking in often have
about the business of growing trees for wood products.
I think that
you will find this interview interesting as well as it might make you a little
envious about Mike’s ability to be outside many of his work days.
If you know
a young person who is thinking about future careers, ask them to take a look
into forestry. It has a definite place in our future world, trained foresters
are needed, and the profession offers opportunities to be engaged outside of a
typical corporate office!
some links that can provide you further information:
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
University of Georgia: Forestry
Forestry (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College-Forestry)
Georgia Forestry Association
November 24, 2014
is a self-made millionaire. He started out as a kindergarten teacher, became a
special education teacher and is married to a 2nd grade teacher. He
and his wife took international teaching positions originally and actually
taught in Poland, for a while.
teaches teachers how to manage money.
He is an
author of three books: How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a
Teacher’s Salary, A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and your
kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money, and A Bright Financial Future:
Teaching Kids about Money Pre-K through College for Lifelong Success! (Click here to go to his page on Amazon.com)
He has a 10
year old daughter who also is a published author!
She wrote…The Financial Angel:
What all Kids Should Know About Money (ages 4-11)
This is a
podcast for everyone…especially those with kids!
that we all needed when we were kids…now you can share with your children and
with the kids of others.
I hope you
will share this interview with your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and
Catch up with Danny at http://dannykofke.blogspot.com/
Also, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SimpleFinancialWisdom
Contact Danny at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 6, 2014
Taking the classroom to another level is what experience education is all about. In this age of standardization and efficiency what has suffered most is the field trip. In the minds of many, these are waste of time...no way!
Most travels associated with studies create the desire within kids to know more! Talk about ramping up learning! There is nothing better than exploring, touching the past, smelling the wilderness, and getting just a little bit muddy. As a principal and former Boy Scout Scout Master, I experienced some exciting adventures...and was able to find the right teachers who took Scout trips and made them part of experiential learning!
Too often these types of trips suffer from financial cutbacks and political garbage...Kids need to have adventures and you can make them happen!
You make kids want to learn more science, history and other academics if you just take the time and resources to make these trips part of your school culture!
Check out these links to know more!
Don't give in...make these trips a part of the kids educational pursuit and watch the interest in learning skyrocket!!!!
October 14, 2014
Cordy is the Executive Director of the Oconee RESA.
up in Wrightsville, Ga-Johnson County…the son of sharecroppers. As you listen
to Hayward talk, think about the ultimate lessons that his family taught him.
He could have complained and wanted someone to save him. He could have bemoaned
his station in life. Instead, he focused on succeeding. He didn't let others
derail his focus, he stayed the course and earned college degrees and
eventually became the superintendent of the same school system where he had
once attended class.
Hayward to explain … Damaged Goods, Choices and Consequences, The Greatest
Lesson Taught to him by His Family, and An Improbable Dream Became Reality.
many lessons to be gleaned from Hayward’s memories.
I hope that
you will come back and listen, again and again and share with others.
In a world
where it is easy to be negative about all of life experiences…Hayward’s recollections
make you realize that hard work and determination do pay off!
listening! I hope that you will take his words to heart!
more about the Oconee RESA or to connect with Dr. Cordy use the link or address