Monday, December 14, 2009

Edu-Conomy NOW (More Prophets 4 More Profits) 4

The time for change is now. There is no time to waste. America needs workers with more know-how, who are constantly training and retraining, like athletes.

America needs more educated consumers. The more we learn the more we earn. But the more we learn the more we yearn. The more educated we become, the more expensive our tastes become.

The challenge of career learning is one of motivation. It can seem boring and uneventful to study, without a guarantee of a job, as such. The man, here may help us to get motivated. Humor too can add energy to the process of learning.

There is a saying: Let sleeping dogs lie. In other words, don't try to change things, as long as things are quiet. The Democratic Party may be taking the view that it is best NOT to talk about unemployment and recession and just wait it out.

People are losing hope in the recovery. Pouring money on the problem is not fixing it. We need WIN - WIN TEAM solutions, where everyone benefits. Democrats and Republicans, rich and poor can benefit.

I believe that it is time to stop and think about where the country is going. The economy is not moving forward. Rome wasn't built in a day and the American economy was not built in a day, either. So, please take some time to reflect on these ideas. Time to get the economy rolling, again. Our future is at stake.

Jesse Jackson said that we must: Keep hope alive. In 2006, then Sen.Obama wrote: The Audacity of Hope. The time is now.

Diane Denish, Lt. Governor of New Mexico, has used the term EDUCONOMY to suggest the need for relating education and the economy (2007).

Education + Economy = Edu-Conomy (Success)

I see hope with education. I see hope with online training. But you have to work at learning to advance. There is NO FREE LUNCH. But we can redefine work with Edu-Conomy.

Read: StillUnemployed2011Krugman
Read: Resume Writing Suggestions

Read: EDUCONOMY Speech in New Mexico (2007)

WebPage: Career Readiness Testing (W-WIN.Com)
Read: Learning by Coping, Susan Blakemore, NYTimes
Read: How Barack Obama Became Mr.Unpopular

It is time to wise up !

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

We Need a War on ERROR - 5 (Mistakes Motivate)

Bush had a War on Terror. Why not a War on Error?

Perhaps the big error Obama is making concerns money and the economy. He thinks that only money drives the economy. Mistakes drive the economy, too.


If anything can go wrong ..... it will ! === Murphy's Law ===

Success = Economy + Education + Error Detection

Success is a 3 legged stool. One leg is economy, another is education and the third is errors.

I think it is still about the economy, stupid. I believe the economy is not working because the American people have to wise up, and stop being stupid. I think we are acting stupidly, because we are not taking the time and effort to think and learn.

See: There Was a Crooked Man Song 1min

Lincoln said:
You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time.

Two years ago, Obama wrote: The Audacity of Hope (Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream). He promised us hope, but as President he has not defined the source of that hope. I think our hope for economic recovery rests on education, lifetime education for all.

It is not just about learning for leaders in government, and industry, but for everyone. It is not just learning for the children in school, but for all adults. It is about career education and life long learning.

This economic slowdown gives people time to learn and time to consider new directions. You might think that the economy is trying to tell us to stop and think so we can learn and adapt.

Read: BeyondMagicInternetNYT
Read: First Lady Michelle Obama Rating
See: Funny 5 Minute University. Father Sarducci, 4min
Read: Adults Learn Differently, NY Times, Dec.29, 2009
Read: Trade School Debt Problems, NY Times, Mar.14, 2010

It is time to wise up !

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Be Prepared with Computer eLearning 6

When it comes to study, we need to find the time. But now with online computer-aided-instruction learning can take place at any time.

The cost of eLearning is lower than for classroom instruction. Opportunities for online learning are increasing and the technology can accelerate with funding. We don't have to rely on books, alone.

Education + Computers = Success

English Video Lessons by MisterDuncan

When a person zips through studying, speed reading, web surfing, etc. he may not be learning much. Learning takes time and a willingness to work on weakenesses and mistakes, over and over. The adult learner needs needs a positive attitude to go back to school, to continue training.

It is said that happiness is not doing what you want to do. Happiness is wanting to do what you have to do. Study can help us become motivated to do what needs to be done.

We all need to keep learning more. But learning takes place on many levels. It can start when we press a button to turn on a computer. It can involve going back to school or reading a book at the library. Learning can begin when we ask a good question.

TS Eliot wrote: This is the way the world ends -- Not with a bang but a whimper. The challenge of motivating life long learning is not sensational, but rather it is subtle. But if we do not prepare ourselves with learning, the recovery may not happen for us.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. (Churchill)

Read: All Digital High Schools
Read: College Courses OnLine NYT
Read: New Technology in Education Grants
Read: Where is the Wisdom Lost in KnowledgeRead: A Message to Garcia (Motivation)

It is time to wise up !

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Learn to Earn 7 (Permission to Rethink)

Learning does not always come easy. The unemployed worker may be reluctant to go back to school, with no guarantee of employment. There are other alternatives, such as online learning.

Study may reveal our weaknesses and mistakes. We feel embarrassed, confused and frustrated, in the process of learning.

Knowledge may be power, but school can also be boring for the adult. One of the ways to motivate learning is by show and tell.

Learn to Earn
Learn to Yearn
Learn to Turn

By learning more we increase our ability to earn more.
But learning more encourages us to yearn for more.
And learning more helps us to reach turning points.

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny” Charles Reade

All the forces in the world are so powerful as an idea whose time has come (Hugo).

Read: Unemployed Need more Skills, NYTimes
Read: Value of Good Teachers, NYTimes
Read: AFL-CIO Start Online Degree Program
Read: Learning a Language Online, NYTimes Read: After Training, Still Unemployed, NYTimes
Read: Happiness at Work - Ideas?

It is time to wise up !

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Obama's Big Mistake: EDUCATION 8

We know that Pres.Obama can be a great communicator, but I think he can find better words, empowering words to motivate the people for recovery.

Unfortunaely, Obama has not delivered compelling IDEAS to fix our failing schools and motivate life-time training.

Money, he has raised. But money only goes so far. It gets used up. Ideas, on the other hand, do not get used up. Ideas can recycle and get improved. This President has no new ideas for education.

He could be our EDUCATION PRESIDENT, in his last two years. with a Republican Congress. Without spending any money, at all, he can promote powerful ideas for fixing schools and motivating all students.

Obama must show that he means BUSINESS. He is, one of the least experienced presidents in modern times. It is time for him to speak up.

Some catchwords I have suggested are:Edu-Conomy (Educonomy)
Learn to Earn (Learn to Turn)
Discovery to Recover
Just Say K(NO)W
Learning-Centered Recovery
We Need a War on Error

We are an Imagi-Nation, not a Stag-nation
We need Determi-nation, not Procrasti-nation.
We need Fasci-nation, not Stag-nation

A man's best friend is his dogma

The reality is that words may not be enough to change our thinking. This photo shows Obama when he was a college teacher at the University of Chicago. Why can't he become education president?

Why can't Obama connect the dots, linking education and economy?

Why must he speak to a teleprompter? Why can't he use other means, such as a blackboard? Why not a computer in hand, a projection screen, animation, etc? Why not use actors and comedians on stage? The possibilities are great.

Here we see Obama writing on the blackboard the words: Relationships built on self-interest. Why can't he connect the dots linking education and the economy, before the nation on television?

One small step for man - one giant leap for mankind
One idea from Obama - one giant leap for recovery

The President has been referred to as: No Drama Obama. Why can't he can rewrite his SCRIPT to inspire the nation, right now? He could set a precedent for future presidents by putting education and economy, first.
We must become the change we wish to see in the world (Gandhi) By becoming a teaching/education president Obama can become that change. He can set the example for us all ... We can all continue to learn and to teach.

“It is clear that people aren’t willing to buy into ‘hope & change’ again,” said Spencer Zwick, Mr. Romney’s national finance chairman. “Voters are making an investment because they believe that it will benefit the country.”NY Times, June 7, 2012
Perhaps it would be best if Joe Biden pushed education and the economy, rather than Obama. He has the sense of humor to persuade thousands.

Read: LincolnsInexperience
Read: Obama as Professor
See: Obama Not Reaching CNN
Read: Education Key to Economy NMex
Read: Obama Scolds Democrat NMex
Read: Obama 2010 HigherEd and Economy
Read: Obama 2004 Keynote Convention Speech
Read: Pres. Obama Speech to New Students 2008
Read: John Kennedy (Let Us Begin) Inaugural, 1961
See: Ziggy Cartoon of Putting Problems in Perspective
Read: New Death of a Salesman Performance, NYTimes

It is time to wise up !

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We Need ' Weapons of Mass Instruction ' 9

Obama has to find a source of hope for the economy. In his campaign, he said: 'Yes we can' and he promised 'Change we can believe in'. He had a sunrise in America logo. He never said 'what' change we can believe in.

In the sixties, the outer-space program gave us hope for the future. In the eighties, it was the development of the personal computer. In the nineties it was the internet revolution. I think we need a new revolution, an inner-space revolution, in life time learning.

On the entrance to the GE Building, in New York, are inscribed the words: 'Wisdom and Knowledge Shall be the Stability of Thy Times' (Isaiah 33.6). I remember seeing this saying one day (around 1978) as I walked by Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. I was impressed and I had some photos taken of the doorway.

What this suggests to me was that in order to have stability on society, we must work on developing wisdom and knowledge, with continuous learning and education, at all levels.

We know that our schools are failing. But learning should not stop with graduation. Adults in the work force have to keep learning and growing. If we keep learning we stimulate our imagination and we begin to dream of new possibilities.

Fortunately, we have computer tools for learning. We can further accelerate computer-aided instruction with large grants. Knowledge is power, See, posting, below.

It is time to wise up !
See: Saving Schools blog for education ideas
View: Image of the GE Building with Isaiah quote
Read: OnLine Courses Listed by NYTimes.
Read: End of American Optimism, Mort Zuckerman

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10 Steps to Jump Start the Economy NOW

How can we turn the US economy around? Maybe Obama needs to connect the dots, putting small ideas together, to make one big idea: Edu-Conomy.


Give me a place to stand and I'll move the world (Archimedes)

10 Steps to Jump Start the Economy


1) Have Pres.Obama push EDU-CONOMY with computer in hand, just as Steve Jobs did with the IPad...

2) Suggest an ongoing WAR on ERROR to make improvements in industry and government
and to motivate learning and training.

3) Use catchwords like: EduConomy, Obama-Dare, Learn to Earn, Discover to Recover, Economy Smart-not Stupid, We need: Imagi-Nation/Determi-Nation (not Stag-Nation/Procrasti-Nation), Just Say KNOW, Learning-Centered Recovery...
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4) Suggest ongoing/lifetime training for all workers, not just for the unemployed...

5) Develop more effective online learning CAI tools with large research grants and discounts.
6) Encourage ongoing training online with TV campaigns and web pages (like: Training.Gov)...

7) Encourage Skill Certifications online, such as in computer software, business practices, civil service qualification, teaching...

8) Proclaim Obama our EduConomy-President and have him push EduConomy ideas constantly.
9) Improve childhood education and teaching, linking it with life long learning...

10) Encourage companies and government organizations to set aside an hour or more each week for ongoing training, rethinking and certification


All is well that ends well (Heywood)

Read: CreativityClass Read: SenSchumer4Dems Read: UsingNewDataRThaler Read: Dreamland/Obama, RCohen Read: New Education Technology Grants Read: Job Training May Fall Short of High Hopes Read: Trauma of Joblessness See: eLearningGuild Developers Web Page
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Read: PresDebatesFallows
Read: RoubiniEconWarning
Read: EconFearsHurtObama
Read: ObamaNotInspiringCBS
Read: Psych4EconDavidson
Read: BObamaBookLATimes
Read: RepViewBrooks
Read: ObamaOhioEcon?6/14
Read: ObamaAdsNYT
Read: Structure?DBrooks
Read: GovtExperDBrooks
Read: CreativeMonoDBrooks
Read: EnoughObama4Econ?
Read: CageyObamaBrooks
Read: EBookPubNYT
See: CartoonEconGloomyNow
Read: ObamaUSComebackNYT
Read: ObamaModestNow
Read: EconFrictionBSchwartz
Read: ObamaExplainedJFallows
Read: NotOKJobsKrugman
Read: AverageOverFriedman
Read: LSummersEdNYT
Read: HillaryVP?KelleryNYT
Read: WIKIprotestNYT
Read: PollJan18Obama?

Read: DemsWorry?NYT
Read: DemsLoseNYRep
Read: ObamaCityNews

Read: AlanKrueger/Ed
Read: JobOptions4Obama?

Read: WhatObama?/DWeston
Read: Win-Lose/Friedman

Read: ObamaDebtReuters
Read: BillClintonsJobIdeas
Read: LostDecade/Clinton

Read: ToBeOrNotToBeNYT

Read: ObamaForumTwitter
Read: ConvenerObamaBrooks
Read: USAwakenRCohen
Read: GreekTragedyTime
Read: EconomyWeakNYTEd
Read: June2011EconomyDown
Read: 3rdDepressionKrugman?
Read: ObamaSmartAlecUK
Read: New ObamaCampaign
Read: EconomySlows5/1
Read: BigDisconnectBrooks
Read: ObamaReelectComments(see89)
Read: USConfidenceBrooks
Read: RevolutionPlaybook
Read: RepGiffords4Senate?
Read: ObamaSOU2Speech
Read: MoreObamaOnLineMBai
Read: Achievement Test, Brooks
Read: JobConcernsFirst
Read: USJobLoss, Leonhardt
Read: Bloomberg Economics
Read: New ObamaTeam2011
Read: JFK Inspired, Herbert
Read: David Brooks, NYTimesRead: Obama Needs Poetry, Kristoff
Read: Economic Mood Grim for Leaders
Read: Economic Signs Still Shakey
Read: Obama-Things Could be Worse! AP
Read: Epic Foolishness Bob Herbert NYTimes
Read: Democrat-in-Chief Obama? NYTimesMag
Read: Obama's Lincoln Moment, Tim Egan, NYT
See: Time Management Secret Video, 48min