Stop to watch the sunset while walking alongside Ventura Beach and Pier. Breathtaking! They say some of the best things in life are free...I think they are right!
Sometimes you just need to laugh. And Jerry Seinfeld gets that. I love this series because it presents short snippets of casual conversations between comedians that simply bring joy to my day. Seinfeld picks other comedians up in a vintage car that best represents his colleague's personality. It is fun to see him sharing his passion for cars and coffee with his friends and with the TV audience. Each episode is 10-15 minutes. Short, sweet, simple...stellar.
Michael Jr. not only brings laughter and joy to a room but inspires the audience as well. If you ever get the chance to stop to watch him live or on DVD with your family and friends, it is well worth your time.
This video has really made me stop to think about what the role of the teacher is in today's classrooms.
Sugata Mitra - Child Driven Education
*I am reading Quiet this summer. It has really made me think about my students, about how society values extroverts, and how the value of quiet personalities can be under appreciated. I highly recommend the book and this TED talk that is given by the author.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
"Eat, Pray, Love" Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
Dr. Stella Erbes
Dr. Stella Erbes is a teacher at heart. Her passion to teach and help others has led her to compose this site full of resources. Dr. Erbes is a university professor and teaches education courses which help prepare future teachers. She hopes that the lessons prepared here will lead her readers to exceptional food, unforgettable travel, and better living.
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