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SmartBlog on Education will highlight summer learning and enrichment for educators during June. In this blog post, educator Jim Dillon shares the benefits of a retreat and challenges educators to have some fun this summer.

All educators agree upon one thing: They don’t have enough time to do their job the way they want to. They are always running out of time and automatically assume that any downtime is a waste of time.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBlog on Education will highlight summer learning and enrichment for educators during June. In this blog post, educator Cheryl Mizerny shares insights from her quest to navigate all the professional development options available today.

As a naturally reflective person and educator, I am on a never-ending quest to design the “just right” English class experience for my students.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBlog on Education will highlight summer learning and enrichment for educators during June. ASCD Emerging Leader Barry Saide helps kick off coverage of the topic.

Todd Whitaker states, “Professional development begins with induction.” The crux of his statement is that when we hire someone for their first role in education, we should look at their character first, and their characteristics second.[…] Continue Reading »

The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.

If you enjoy this article, join SmartBrief’s e-mail list for our newsletters on small business and entrepreneurialism.[…] Continue Reading »

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” ~ Tom Peters

Are you in a leadership position? Did anyone on your team or being mentored by you get promoted last year? Is anyone who interacts with you growing at the same rate or greater than you are? My goal for 2015 is to develop more leaders and to accelerate their development.[…] Continue Reading »