Monday, January 28, 2013

Caldecott & Newbery Winners



Today, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of both the Caldecott Medal—now in its 75th year—and the Newbery Medal. The images above are the respective winners.

Here is a brief NPR piece on the Caldecott Medal.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


When I think about management and leadership, I am often drawn to the question posed in a recent The Chronicle of Higher Education article, "Would You Rather Be Liked or Effective?" 

Upon reading it—and the subsequent comments—I could not agree more with author Allison M. Vaillancourt's excellent piece. See what you think.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Meaning v. Happiness

Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl's seminal book has always been on my favorites book list. Now as I look to retirement, the book's message becomes even more important in my life. 

This was brought to top of mind recently when I read "There's More to Life Than Being Happy" in the January 9 the Atlantic magazine. If you don't have time to read the book, make time to read the article.



Friday, January 11, 2013

The Brain & the Internet Compared

I am loath to pass this video on to you because it is 10 minutes long, BUT it is so good. So much of our present understanding of child development keeps defaulting to brain scans and how the brain works; well "BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks" uses great graphics, analogies, and kid pictures to help the viewer understand more about the child's brain. See if you can find 10 minutes to view.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Coverdell Helps You Save for Education


“Tax Break That Helps Private School Parents Is Made Permanent” by Ann Carrns in the NYTimes is a helpful article. It states in part:

“The Coverdell lets you deposit up to $2,000 each year in an investment account. The contributions are not tax deductible, but you do not pay taxes on the earnings you take out, as long as you use them for tuition or other qualified expenses — including those for elementary or secondary education at independent and religious schools, as well as college tuition.”


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The End of Diversity . . .



Here is an excellent look into a powerful way of looking at diversity as Martin Davidson looks at it. I love the way he dissects managing diversity and leveraging difference.

Get to know Dr. Davidson in this brief clip.