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7 Work Smarter Principles

I recently finished “Great at Work” by Morten T Hansen, who illustrates with examples and research 7 principles for working smarter. I was most interested in the first part of the book, which covers mastering your own work. The second

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Annual Review Toolkit

The Annual Review Toolkit contains 27 printable tools in a 30 page pdf to create a binder with everything you need to stay on top of regular reviews and on target with goals that align with your values. It includes Productivity Tools for

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Review of Books Read in 2017

I recently read “Mind Hacking” by Sir John Hargrave. I enjoyed this look at changing the mind from the viewpoint of a computer programmer with proven “geek” cred. Throughout the book there are mind experiments that virtually gamify mental change.

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Letters With More Than One Sound: the Consonants

When the same letters make more than one sound, you really know that English is Weird. See also Letters With More Than One Sound: The Vowels CONSONANTS The letters C and G can make hard or soft sounds. C is

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10 Steps to Reading

Explore 10 ways you can develop reading skills. Download the 10 Steps to Reading Handout (pdf) with these tips which include my favorite free online resources. Credits: Some artwork copyrighted by Mark A Hicks, illustrator, http://www.MARKiX.net. Used with permission. Sources for other

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Learning the Alphabet

This is one section of a Phonics Kit that you can create. See the full post for more resources! The main focus of this section is on the consonants. One page Alphabet to color from colorthealphabet.com WATCH Vowels & Consonants from Nessy

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Hearing and manipulating the sounds in language are important skills for learning to read. Phonemic awareness and letter knowledge have been identified in several research studies as the two key indicators of how well children will master beginning reading skills

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