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How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection – Mag

Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. Born and raised in Harlem, Vogel worked for the post office in Manhattan. He spent nearly 50 years living in a 450-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with his wife, Dorothy, a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. They lived frugally. They didn’t travel. They ate TV dinners. … Continue reading How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection – Mag

7 Ways to Achieve High Levels of Classroom Productivity – Lee Watanabe-Crockett

When it comes to classroom productivity, the ideal classroom is a happy one. It means students are creating solutions and projects that have meaning and purpose. They gladly take initiatives and assume responsible ownership of class time. Above all, it means students are loving their learning. Achieving high levels of classroom productivity means making sure students are interested and invested … Continue reading 7 Ways to Achieve High Levels of Classroom Productivity – Lee Watanabe-Crockett

The Challenge of Scaling Soft Skills – Lynda Gratton

It is becoming increasingly clear that for most working people, a proportion of the working tasks they currently perform will be either completely replaced by machines (AI if the tasks are cognitive, robots if they are manual) or augmented by a human-machine interface. While there is less clarity about the types of tasks that will … Continue reading The Challenge of Scaling Soft Skills – Lynda Gratton

For crafter/gamer, geek culture provides creative outlet, bonding time with sons — No Man’s Land

One of the most perfect gifts I’ve ever received is a custom-made Star Wars diaper bag that is a rare combination of adorable, totally geeky, and not-too-girly. My daughter is now 4 years old and this amazing bag still hangs in my hall closet, where I often gaze at it wistfully. I don’t think I’ll […] … Continue reading For crafter/gamer, geek culture provides creative outlet, bonding time with sons — No Man’s Land

Effective Listening & Conversation: Developing Your Skills

To make progress on the pressing issues we face today, organizers and advocates need the skills and training to turn a desire to change the status quo into meaningful and impactful civic action. But finding the time to attend a training in person can often mean time away from other everyday priorities. That's why OFA … Continue reading Effective Listening & Conversation: Developing Your Skills

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