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Some of us are fortunate to have a sense of direction at early age; we have a goal and passionately pursue our dreams.  Few are lucky to find life's calling at such early childhood.  Some of us are adrift in a vast ocean of life, in a boat without a rudder.  There are few brave and determined souls who dare and eventually find a direction to boldly leave their comfort and safety zone, navigate through uncharted water, and make a difference in their lives while impacting others. 

Our inspiring educator is Marie-Claire Siddall, who has taken a scenic route to her mission in life.  One invaluable commodity every effective educator shares is altruism.  It is Maire-Claire's daily pursuit to equip her students with a solid rudder to help them steer and navigate toward their calling in life!  Join us and listen in to Ms. Siddall explain why and how she became a high school chemistry teacher and why she is an unsung hero!

Direct download: IE15-Marie-Claire_Siddall_.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

What should the role of education be in our society?  What obligations do we have as educators for our students? What missions and challenges must our students take on towards progress rather than the inevitable change?

There are many compelling and thought provocative commencement speeches given from the well known: Steve Job's commencement speech at Stanford, JK Rowling's at Harvard, the "Wear Suncreen" speech that Kurt Vonnegut never gave, and others.  Then there's Mr. Yingling's "Aim of Education."   Ninety-nine percent of you have never heard of this speech and as a messenger, my aim is to make sure his eloquent speech on education, duty to humanity, and life is not assigned to obscurity.  Paul's speech is sure to provide a moment of pause to reflect, recalibrate, and inspire.

Direct download: IE14-Paul_Yingling2_.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

The beginning of every school year is a meeting of nervous energy, excitement, and undiscovered dreams to be fulfilled for each educator and her students.  The end of every school year is a bitter-sweet goodbye for each class and its unique group of students who will meet in that hour, together, for that last time.  The rewards of an educator is as many as her students and a priceless commodity that is individually gift wrapped; one that provides a timeless joy.

A teacher is many things. She is also an artist. Each hour lesson is carefully imagined, crafted, and performed to amazed smiles, tilt of heads in curiosity, and students are leaning forward on the edge of their seats.  Time is flying because everyone is having fun!  The prolific artist is an inspiring educator, Mrs. Mary Liu, who is determined to make sure her Harvard degree has a far reaching influence beyond her classroom.  Join us and listen to the very talented Mrs. Liu on how she inspires her students while laughing all the way!

Direct download: IE13-Mary_Liu.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 1:51am EDT

Altruism is a virtue shared by the most passionate and dedicated educators and coaches.  To be a great coach, you have to be a great teacher and to be a great teacher, you have to be a great coach.

Celebrated tennis coach Vic Braden's approach to tennis is much more than winning on the courts, but winning off the courts, and in his game of life, the more love you have, the better the game.  His dedication to educate the masses about life lessons through tennis is legendary in the sports community.  A teacher, philanthropist, writer, licensed psychologist, sports commentator, and much more, Vic has a lot of life experience to share and recommendations on educating our children.  Listen up!  The coach is giving instructions.

Direct download: IE12-Vic_Braden.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 2:13am EDT

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