Six Key Ways to Get Parents Involved in Education

Experts in school-parent involvement look at six broad categories. Schools play a vital role in establishing expectations. Let’s take a look at possibilities in each category.

Communicating with parents on a regular basis, providing information about progress, promotes educational goals. Many teachers take advantage of the free app from ClassDojo using the secure network to connect with parents.

Volunteering for in school participation projects gets parents to visit schools. Enlist and engage parents in student projects or school activities.

Parenting well requires information on childhood developmental stages. Schools can foster learning-friendly home environments with content from ClassDojo and the Big Ideas video series, to provide continuity between home and school.

Learning at homerequires parents to monitor and help with homework. When parents are aware of at-home learning goals they can work with educators to empower students. Expectations can be communicated through the use of social-network communications platforms and the use of the ClassDojo student portfolios and profiles.

Decision-making advisory panels and other PTA-style committees or organizations include families as partners and build community buy-in for a positive learning culture.

Community collaboration strategies involve two-way outreach. Support for ground-up change is built through listening to the needs and working to solve issues together.

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ClassDojo approaches educational technology in a way that embodies these goals. Their team of expert educators, engineers and designers work together to provide community-based growth mindset solutions for parents, teachers and students in today’s schools.  For more additional articles, hit linkedin.com.

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Wengie Has Great Hair Hacks

Australian beauty vlogger Wengie has just released a new hack video that features lazy hair hacks for people that want style without a great deal of effort She starts by pointing out an important part of having healthy hair is having the right diet. You can also use hair supplements to fill any gaps in your diet. Next, she shows a quick hair hack that takes only five minutes. Separate hair into four sections and then split the top section into two pieces and wrap around the one underneath. Pull sections apart slightly to give volume.

 

 

She goes on to mention that you need to avoid sulfates in your shampoo because they can damage your hair and destroy and expensive dye job. She also suggests using a Tic Tac container to hold your bobby pins, or you can put a magnetic strip on an organizer to help you keep track of them. Some other useful hacks include using your drawer to hold your hairdryer so you can multitask, using an eating utensil that has been heated by your hair dryer to curl your hair, and finally using a cut sock to roll your ponytail up into a perfect messy bun.

 

Wengie has millions of viewers and subscribers to her Youtube channel. Her Instagram account is also incredibly popular as well. Her fun, colorful, and practical hacks and tutorials are what have made her one of the most popular social media stars today.

Securus Technologies Video Visitation: Enhancing Institutional Security

One of the ways in which the security of a correctional institution can be dangerously disrupted is via the inmate visitation process. Every day in correctional facilities on the federal, state, and local levels, contraband is being smuggled into institutions via inmate visitation with family members and friends.

 

The introduction of drugs, mobile phones, and other articles renders a correctional facility less safe for all involved. This includes inmates, correctional officers, and other staff members.

 

One methodology that is becoming more widely utilized as a means of lessening the threats to safety and security posed by traditional face-to-face visitation is the Securus Technologies Video Visitation solution. Through Securus Technologies Video Visitation, inmates can have meaningful visitation with their loved ones without the inherent threat to institutional safety and security that always potentially exists when inmates have direct contact with people from the proverbial outside world.

 

Another reason why Securus Technologies Video Visitation renders correctional institutions safer rests in the reality that this type of solution is far less expensive than traditional visitation. Traditional visitation requires the necessity of a great deal of costly staff-power to carry out. The devotion of significant amounts of staff time to the visitation process occurs whether inmate visits are face-to-face or within the facility using a phone and camera system.

 

With Video Visitation, inmate visitors need not submit to the staff time draining process of physical screening. If traditional visits are of the face-to-face derivation, staff time is not expended on correctional officers supervising the actual visiting process.

 

The cost to an institution of an in-person inmate visit is thought to be about $100 per session. On the other hand, with the Securus Technologies Video Visitation process, the cost per visit drops to a meager $2.72 per session. This permits a notable reduction of spending on visitation needs, money which can be redirected to another necessary institutional safety and security needs.

 

Organic EOS Lip Balm is The Balm That Makes You Smile

To create a multi-million dollar sensation, it has to be imaginative, unique and universal, and that was the mission for Mehra and Teller when they designed the fantastic EOS lip balms. EOS stands for the Evolution of Smooth and with this concept in mind, Mehra founded the Lip balm company that was to become the top lip balm producer for women across the globe. Seven years ago, EOS was only in Walgreen Drug stores, but today, it is a $240 million company available on Walmart and target and many other stores and its influence is only growing.

Until EOS lip balm hit the market, lip balms were either Blistex or Chapstick and the variety of inexpensive brands that subsidized the market. Mehra and Teller saw that there was a place in this industry for a spectacular product, so they used their imagination to create a natural, organic, pleasing and tasty lip balm. They appealed to females age 25-35, and they did it at a comparable price.

This flavorful, natural lip balm in an orbital container soon began to be the lip balm in many girl’s purses. Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera, and Kim Kardashian were only a few of the celebrities that chose the organic EOS as their favorite lip balm. Mehra and Teller were using innovative concepts to recreate the brand; they took the established lip balm and made it fun and flavorful.

But, they did not want EOS to be taken as a fad, so in an effort to prevent that from happening, they are making the Evolution of Smooth story an open book for their customers. This story is designed to open up communication between EOS and its customers. Mehra and Teller focus on an emotional connection with the users, instead of making it just another product. The motto they chose fits their intention, “The lip balm that makes you smile.”

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Christopher Burch, a Creator, Entrepreneur and Investor

When it comes to technology and fashion, both have a wow factor in them. Together they have grown over the years bringing on board newer selling ideas. Taking a look at the technology end and it unfolds the music experience and its growth from the boom box in the 70s, the cassette player in the 80s, the Walkman experience enjoyed in the 90s and fast forward to the iPod wave. The change never stops. Such is the case in the fashion world and some designers have worked the idea of literally fashioning technology in their designs. One such designer is Anouk Wipprechyt, a Dutch national who through her playful experiments, is recognized for her avant-garde masterpieces. Some of her works include, self-painting dresses, drink-making collections, the DareDroid as well as the Psuedomorphs.

 

Away from the literal merging of fashion and technology and enter the world of protection and alternative use of clothing. Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt have designed a cutting-edge safety invention, the cyclist airbags. The neatly crafted neck-wear design is fashioned to promote safety. In the same spirit, one Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan have developed the Frontline Gloves meant for use by firefighters as protective gear. Interestingly, there are some creators who have stepped out to redefine clothing as more than just an outfit. Soledad Martin is one such designer. Her latest work, in the prototype stage, shoes that generate energy to charge a mobile phone while running or while walking. Truly such creations are inspiring. Imagine a world where both industries work together and the possibilities are endless.

 

With such a deep look at the blend between technology and fashion and presenting it to readers and investors alike, Christopher Burch has created a niche for himself as a writer, an entrepreneur and an investor. The 63 year old businessman, capitalized on his love for branding and transformed it to a worthwhile investment, with keen interest in real estate, fashion and technology. His business skills started early and thanks to the partnership with his brother, their brainchild, Eagles Eye Apparel grew to a net worth of $165 million before it was sold to Swire Group. He later founded, Burch Creative Capital that boasts of well-known brands including Poppin, Cocoon9, ED by Ellen DeGeneres and Nihiwatu.

 

Aside from business, Christopher Burch actively participates in charitable endeavors. In this spirit, he served as a board member in the Child Welfare League, China Association of Social Work, Sumba Foundation, NYU Langone and the Orthopedic Foundation of the Rothman Institute. Chris has proved to be remarkable as a writer, investor and entrepreneur.

 

 

Yanni Hufnagel – The Player Maker

Yanni Hufnagel had dreams of being a basketball player as a high school kid at Scarsdale, high school in New York. He never seemed to find his niche as a player, being cut from the varsity squad, but he never let that deter him from his love of the game.

 

 

Hufnagel would focus his college studies on learning how to build relationships with people and tutor basketball players. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, he accepted his first opportunity as an intern with the New Jersey Nets.

 

 

High Griffinition

 

Yanni Hufnagel would get an early start on helping produce professional basketball quality talent. While working on a graduate degree at the University of Oklahoma, Hufnagel would spend extra time on the court helping an injured player return from a pair of knee injuries.

 

 

From 2008 to 2009 Hufnagel would help develop the mental approach to the game of basketball in a player who unbelievable athletic ability. Blake Griffin would forego his final two seasons as a Sooner and become the first player to benefit from the guidance of Yanni Hufnagel. Griffin would navigate his way to the National Basketball Association as the #1 overall pick in the draft, selected by LA Clippers.

 

 

Linsanity

 

Hufnagel’s first major college coaching opportunity came when accepted an assistant coaching opportunity at Harvard University under Tommy Amaker. Hufnagel arrived on campus in June 2009 and immediately began imparting his knowledge and love of basketball to the Crimson players.

 

 

As an assistant coach, Hufnagel is heavily involved in recruiting the best talent, and then perfecting those players’ basketball skills. Hufnagel’s ability to get the most out of a player began during his tenure at Harvard.

 

 

Hufnagel worked intently with Harvard guard Jeremy Lin, helping him earn Ivy League player of the week 4 times during the season. A player who, when recruited out of high school was said to have Division III talent, eventually found a spot on an NBA roster. The rest of that story is known as ‘Linsanity’ and Yanni Hufnagel played in a vital part in Lin’s development.

 

 

Recruiter Extraordinaire

 

Hufnagel was establishing himself as one of the brightest young minds in college basketball. From Harvard, Hufnagel would gradually move westward across the country, first stopping at Vanderbilt University, where he helped the Commodores land a top-30 rated recruiting class, and then on to the University of California.

 

 

Wade Baldwin would be the 17th player selected in the 2016 NBA draft and Damian Jones would follow at the 30th spot from Vandy. At Cal, Hufnagel helped produce the Golden Bear’s consensus top-5 2015 recruiting class that included two McDonald’s All-Americans. From that class, Jaylen Brown would be the first round choice of the Boston Celtics in last year’s draft.

 

 

Continued Excellence

 

In April 2016, Hufnagel accepted the assistant coach/recruiter job at the University of Nevada. The Wolf Pack won this year’s Mountain West championship and are headed for a date with Iowa State University in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday in Milwaukee. Four Nevada players earned All MWC honors; with Marcus Marshall and Cameron Oliver two highly watched NBA prospects.

 

Yanni Hufnagel wasn’t good enough to be a player for his high school basketball team, but he never let that deter him from working towards his dream. When it comes to producing highly talented basketball stars, Yanni Hufnagel has found his calling.

 

InnovaCare Leadership

Dr. Richard Shinto is the Current Chief Executive Officer and President of InnovaCare, Inc. Previously he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Aveta Inc., and before that, he was in the management team. He has continued to serve at InnovaCare’s Health Plans as the CEO in Puerto Rico. He has more than 20 years of operational healthcare and clinical experience. He served at NAMM California as the Chief Medical Officer before becoming the CEO of Aveta Inc. Before joining NAMM, he was the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. He later left to become Chief Medical Officer for the Cal Optima Health Plan. His medical tenure began as a pulmonologist and internist practicing in Southern California. Also, he is the author of some articles on clinical medicine and healthcare. Read this article about Innovacare at Yahoo Finance

InnovaCare Health Solution is currently an industry leader in providing adequate and quality health care programs to under-served individuals in North America. Together with a strong and able leadership team, he has steered Innovacare toward the success it enjoys today. The company is dedicated to ensuring the patients’ needs are well handled with efficiency and quality. Through his operational and clinical healthcare, Shinto has been able to bring knowledge, experience, and ability to transform healthcare.

Penelope Kokkinides is the current Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare, but previously she was the vice president of clinical operation and chief operating officer of InnovaCare. On the other hand, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Centerlight Healthcare where she oversaw operations of infrastructure and managed the care division. With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector and especially with Medicaid and Medicare programs, she extended her skills into developing processes and programs which assisted in improving patients’ process. According to the interview done by Ideamensch, Penelope travels a lot, and she always looks for ways to remain productive. She also acknowledged the company has a very able team with great synergy hence helping to bring ideas to life.

The ultimate and primary goal of InnovaCare Healthcare is to ensure that the process of working with the government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare is highly efficient. Through Shinto and Kokkinides’ leadership, the company has continued to strengthen, develop and grow and also have the integrity as well as experience to take Innovacare healthcare to the next level of efficient and quality healthcare. Follow Innovacare at LinkedIn

Mikhail Blagosklonny: A Passionate Advocate for Rapamycin

Mikhail Blagosklonny, a Russian scientist, remains one the most ardent advocates of the anti-aging drug called rapamycin. He is a native of St. Petersburg and holds an M.D. in internal medicine as well as a PhD in experimental medicine and cardiology from First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Peterburg. His working experience has added in no small measure to his verse knowledge about cancer and anti-aging therapies having spent time at New York Medical College as an associate professor,Ordway Research Institute as a senior scientist and Roswell Park Cancer Institute where he is currently a professor of oncology since 2009.

Blagosklonny has been carrying out researches on finding new and effective therapies for cancer for several years. He never gave up; he realized in the early 2000s that rapamycin ability to slow tumor growth can also be effective in slowing the aging process. His conviction about the safety and qualities of rapamycin grew to the extend that he tried it himself. When asked if rapamycin is dangerous to human health, he disagree by pointing to the combination of overeating, smoking and driving without belt as posting more danger than rapamycin.To him, rapamycin does as much good as exercising.

Blagosklonny took time to read through all reported side effects of rapamycin and aspirin. He found the later having more side effects. He concluded by saying that rapamycin is yet to show any serious side effects since its approval over 15 years ago.

Mikhail Blagosklonny’s exceptional editorial skills help in propagating his in-dept knowledge about cancer and the adverse effect of aging as well as how these health abnormalities can be curbed. He has over 250 articles, book chapters and reviews to his credit.

A number of top medical journeys and magazine have him on their editorial board.Currently, he occupies the office of the editor-in-chief for Aging, Oncotarget and Cell Cycle. He is an associate editor to Cancer Biology & Therapy. Also, he is on the editorial board of Cell Death & Differentiation.

Many people would have missed out of the good rapamycin does if people with high medical pedigree like Mikhail Blagosklonny did not give their support passionately.

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Dr. Avi Weisfogel transforms sleep apnea treatment model

Dr. Avi Weisfogel, the founder of Dental Sleep Masters, has been instrumental in the treatment of sleep apnea. This insidious and poorly understood disease has long plagued populations across the globe. Today, thanks to Dr. Weisfogel, medicine is many steps closer to the complete eradication of this scourge from the face of the Earth.

The Great Killer Chameleon

Many diseases have been given the name The Great Imitator. These diseases share signs and symptoms with other, usually less malignant diseases. This makes them particularly difficult to diagnose and very dangerous, as in the case with diseases like pancreatic cancer, because any delay in treatment leads to almost certain death.

Similarly, sleep apnea might be termed the Great Killer Chameleon. Rather than merely taking on the signs and symptoms of various lethal diseases, it actually takes their form. People with long-standing sleep apnea are all but guaranteed to actually develop disease states like heart attack, stroke, diabetes and kidney failure. Once these diseases set in, it’s generally too late to treat the underlying sleep apnea.

Making things even worse, until Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s program began changing the way that this terrible ailment is diagnosed, over 90 percent of sufferers didn’t even know they had the disease. Since untreated sleep apnea is tantamount to a death sentence, these patients could benefit enormously from early diagnosis and intervention through aggressive oral appliance therapy.

Dr. Weisfogel realized that there was a potentially huge market that was being virtually ignored by the medical establishment. Through his innovative seminars and courses, Dr. Weisfogel has taught dentists the early warning signs, symptoms and risk factors for sleep apnea. These include such seemingly benign complaints as excessive fatigue, advanced age and excess adiposity of the neck area. Certain abnormalities of mouth structures such as the larynx and trachea can also predispose patients to this fatal disorder.

Having enlightened hundreds of dentists, Dental Sleep Masters has also led to millions of dollars in new oral appliance sales. Some dentists have had such success with the sleep dentistry model that they’ve actually been able to quit their dental practices to focus on sleep medicine.