Listening: Finding Art within the Noise

Continued Learning, Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes

I’m a great listener!  …just make sure no one lets my wife read this!  All joking aside, I don’t think I’m alone in my inability to listen at times.  Most of us want to share our thoughts and ideas.  Why? Because we thought them, and they seem to make sense.  What I’ve learned, however, is that my best thoughts are formed after I spend a lot of time listening.

This is a 3 part series about how we can continue to learn beyond the traditional classroom setting.

Listening Finding Art within the Noise

I’m offering four ways we can continue to learn by listening. Maybe we’ll be able to find some ‘art’ in all the noise.

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GREAT DEALS 07.17.2017

Reading Keeps Your Mind Sharp!

GREAT DEALSReading Time: 2 minutes
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Please Don’t Stop The Reading!

Continued Learning, Part 1

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Reading wasn’t always my favourite thing to do.  In fact, throughout high-school, I believe I mastered the art of writing a paper without reading the book.  I look back, however, and think of how better my papers would have been if I started reading sooner.  Some of it had to do with the topics, and I certainly didn’t like fiction. But as I’ve entered into the workplace, future education, and now into ministry, I’ve realized reading keeps your mind sharp. 

This is a 3 part series about how we can continue to learn beyond the traditional classroom setting.

Please Don't Stop The Reading

In Newfoundland and Labrador (where I live), we have an increasing excuse to decrease our reading habits.  Unfortunately, the province added a tax to books.  But just because we’re the only province in Canada to tax books, doesn’t mean we have to be the only province who stops reading. I’d like to offer five cost-effective ways we can make this happen:

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Moleskine Versus iPad

Why I Still Use Pen and Paper

Reading Time: 5 minutes

I was so excited to get an iPad.  “No more pen and paper,” I thought.  After I got my first touchscreen stylist and a decent note taking app, I was ready to go! In fact, people actually made comments and were generally excited that such technology was available.  For the most part, I felt the same way.  But it didn’t take long before I ran into a few problems. Now, after I’ve had my iPad for a few years, I’m back to using the basic pen and paper.

Moleskine Versus iPad Why I still use pen and paper

Here are 6 reasons why I still choose a notebook (moleskin) over my iPad for taking notes:

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