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CB 2017 Just being silly

December 1, 2017
CB 2017 Just being silly

 

Rowan Hodgdon Wednesday November 29

December 1, 2017

Today was the day that we had our presentations! Since it was going to be a pretty intense day of listening to a lot people talking and absorbing a lot of information, we were all allowed to sleep in. We haven’t exactly been getting up too early, at least in my opinion, but I prefer to sleep in until around nine or nine thirty, and we had not being doing that up to this day.

  It was a little crazy trying to figure out where to go. We got there in time to participate in yo...


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Dawn Johnson Tuesday November 28

December 1, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, we started off our day at 9am beginning with the usual bit of housekeeping to ensure we were all on the same page. Today, the groups hit the paper and presentations hard. At times the work was intense and a bit stressful but all of the groups got a surprising amount of work done.

After the on campus part of the day was done, some students went to Alkmaar to shop and decompress from the long hard day of work. Shayna and I got a little lost and had a h...


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Dara Economy Monday November 27

December 1, 2017

      On Monday we started our day having breakfast in our bungalow. We left the bungalow at 9:30 to get to the college at 10. The college was beautiful! There were live plants going up poles near the stairs and live pants that cover the walls. We first met some professors and a few students in the lobby. We were able to recognize some students from the video chats and introduced ourselves. Followed, all the students and professors met in the cafeteria. We mixed and mingled, ...


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We have arrived

November 29, 2017
I say this every year and have since 2002, but the time between visits with the CB faculty and students goes by so quickly. It is hard to believe since that first time Amber and I headed to Rosswein Germany I have literally brought more than 100 students to either Germany or Holland to share in this wonderful experience/class. I love now watching Facebook and seeing how past friendships continue and new are built.

As this year's class comes together it will be fun to read their papers and to w...
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Read research do your homework

January 26, 2017
day 4 of 100 days of advocacy: shared from the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented:

  • Read and research, do your homework on the issues;
  • Find and use support groups;
  • Be prepared to share information with others, using practical examples;
  • Consider using information from tests/assessments as supporting data;
  • Ask questions, and give defensible answers;
  • Advocate positively, look for events and opportunities to congratulate and reinforce;
  • Keep your message simple and straigh...

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Getting started

January 26, 2017
day 3 of 100 days of advocacy: as promised to day I will post a few tips from experts: #1 be prepared and truthful at all times "know your topic and your audience. Be honest with the people you are dealing with" Carol Kelly #2 don't be in a hurry I've been doing this since the 60's sometimes its a one step forward process but many times there are gains. #3 tell your story and keep a sense of humor #4 "have confidence in yourself and your decision making" Danielle Clore #5 become part of a str...
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Tips to follow

January 26, 2017
Day 2- 100 days of advocacy: there are many forms of advocacy from standing up for yourself at the doctors office to advocating for a cause I have chosen to start with legislative advocacy. Your efforts are an important factor in helping to shape public policy. It is important to remember no matter what their political view is your legislator is, like you, someone who wants to improve life in your community. In addition to face to face meetings letters, phone calls and email are also good way...
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Advocacy 100 days

January 23, 2017
In keeping with my desire to stay positive I have decided to make a  morning post about advocacy. So for the next 100 days buckle up buttercup this old lady is going to push you to put your money where your mouth is! Advocating for what you believe in is crucial if you don't ask for it people assume you don't need it. That is what has brought us to this point. So for today remember: Don't raise your voice, improve your argument (and please no alternative facts), do research back up what you h...
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Guest post - Teresa from Germany

December 12, 2016

Monday, 28th of November--

Teresa Rothe

Today is the third day of the crossing boarder trip, since we arrived on Saturday the 26th. It has been an exciting time getting to know everybody " for real". It is always interesting to meet people who come from other parts of the world. Everyone seems eager to hear what the other person has to say, whether it's about something typical of a persons region or country they come from or just "unique" things about themselves. To...


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