What is ClassDojo?

ClassDojo: Taking Away Students Excuses

ClassDojo is a communication platform designed with school administrators, teachers, students and parents in mind. It can be thought of as a social media designed for all things school related. This way, no student will have an excuse that they didn’t know when a paper was due, or parents forgetting when meetings with school staff are going to happen. If the school has to be closed for reasons such as weather at a moment’s notice, then it becomes much easier with ClassDojo. The app has become so popular that it is now used in over 90% kindergarten to 8th-grade class levels and close to 180 countries worldwide!

ClassDojo was started in 2011 with a Beta version of the app. Two years later they released an Android version. From the very outset, the app was a phenomenal success as it garnered nearly 3.5 million users within the first year of its launch. In 2013 the app became available for non-English languages.

The way how it is used is simple. Teachers first register and get an account which is free. Once the teacher has access to the app they can create online classes by inviting their students. This is done when the teacher gives the student an access code. After the student has set up their app they can then customize it to suit their needs. Online activities include being able to see their progress, grades and anything else relevant to their education. Teachers can also invite parents who then set up their Class Dojo app to see how their children are progressing.

The main platform will be kept free for teachers. And the app has already gone on to receive recognition and awards from major news outlets, such as NBC’s Today Show which gave it the Education Innovation Award. The founders of ClassDojo Liam Don and Sam Choudhary was listed in Forbes “30 under 30: Education” in 2012.

How Honey Birdette Is Changing The Lingerie Game

Creating a lingerie company in an industry that is already very developed can be challenging. Honey Birdette was launched in 2006, and has created a huge base of customers in the last decade. When Honey Birdette opened it was based in Austraila. Since then it has grown to become a global brand. Stores have reached Europe and by the end of 2018, 40 stores will be opening in the UK. Not only have the grown to cater to their UK based customers, but a 374% increase in US sales prompted them to create a US e-commerce site that is able to better serve their US based customers.

For Honey Birdette, their customers are the most important thing. From the moment a person walks into one of their boutiques they can expect to have a one of a kind experience. Sensuality is a big component of Honey Birdette and that is made clear in their store and in their lingerie. Patrons are given champagne and helped by a staff that is playfull yet comforting. The experience of Honey Birdette is something that no other retailer has.

Honey Birdette was created for the woman who feels her lingerie lacks the provocative element. For the woman wanting to bring more sensuality to their bedroom and beyond. With more than just lingerie, Honey Birdette has all the bedroom accessories anyone would need to have a blissful and sensual evening. Unlike any other lingerie retailer out there, Honey Birdette has created a boutique that meets the needs that other lingerie stores never could.

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Omar Yunes Becomes the Steering Wheel for the Sushi Itto

Omar Yunes knows very well how to chain/franchise business operates having started off on the same aged 21. He has grown the Japanese food chain, Sushi Itto to become the largest food provider in the country and expanding to other locations. Currently, Omar Yunes owns 10% of the Sushi Itto chain stores which are about 13 franchised units in number, with 400 staff members.

Last year’s annual competition for the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) brought franchise business representatives and entrepreneur into a fierce battle for the top price sourced from different sectors and line of products. They included the Mexican Association of Franchises, Universidad Anahuac and the Entrepreneurs of the associated sector. Mexico, the event host, participated in the same, with other participatory units from Brazil, Argentina, Italy among others to a sum of 34 countries. The December 5th crown went with Omar Yunes of Sushi Itto who was recognized as the Best Franchisee of the World. This was arrived at after a keen look into his efficient business model, network development, and wealth of knowledge, employees’ motivation and management skills.

Diego Elizarrarras, the event organizer, said that the fair win was subjective to franchising – franchisee relationship and performance measurements. On the other hand, Benjamin Cancelmo, Sushi Itto’s CEO acknowledged the joint effort that leads to scooping the award. The second position was taken by Ivan Tamer of Prendamex franchisee.

About Omar Yunes
Luck does not describe Omar Yunes participation in the first edition of the Mexican Best Franchisee of the World, but dedication and hard work are. His contribution to building a successful franchise business could seamlessly be pointed out from the 34 contestants. After emerging the title bearer, his name was flowered for his input in professionalizing the role of franchising.

Omar Yunes is thankful for Sushi Itto for believing in him and according to him all the necessary resources and support to run the food chain. He uses the brand building strategy in developing a long-lasting relationship. His 13 franchises units are within the divide of the Mexico City, Puebla, and Veracruz.

CTCA Launches Clinical Pathways for Best Treatment Plans

Clinical Pathways, a new database that has been integrated into the treatment plans of cancer patients at all locations for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is changing the way they practice oncology. This new platform is what they refer to as an evidence-based approach to treating cancer, including treating the whole patient. This approach is a one-of-a-kind approach to treatment plans today for CTCA, and now the patient and the doctor can have more control over what happens in their journey towards beating cancer.

How does this work? Working with Nanthealth and Allscripts, CTCA uses the Clinical Pathways database to help them come up with a more specific treatment plan for specific types of cancer. This means that the guesswork has been eliminated and that the patient can start off with a more targeted treatment rather than going through many different therapies to see what works best. This is also a relief for insurance companies, giving them the breathing room to have to take fewer claims when a more targeted approach is being taken.

This is great news as targeted treatment regimens are under way, treating the patient in their specific disease state, as well as gathering the information on the average delivery rate, or the cost involved in that treatment plan. Order entry can all be done from the computer screen, making it easy for all aspects of the treatment to be tracked and documented, and all references to the latest treatments are all inside as well.

The CTCA is a network of five hospitals in major cities, using an approach that discusses treating the whole patient. There is plenty of supporting clinical data and this integrated solution is just what doctors and patients have been looking for in order to make it easier for all involved.

Omar Yunes’ Mexicano Declared as the Best Franchisee by BFW

Mexicano, a Mexican Sushi chain restaurant, is awarded as the best franchise in the world 2015 by the Best Franchisee of the World or BFW. The competition took place in Florence, Italy, on Dec. 5, 2015, and that saw representations of franchises from 34 countries around the world. The franchise units of Sushi Itto, the Japanese fast food brand, was founded by the renowned Mexican entrepreneur and investor, Omar Yunes. He says that he is very proud of the recognition and states that he is just a representative of the hard work of a team of 400 employees from its different units. Yunes also thanked the brand, Sushi Itto, for providing the space for innovation that helped it to grab the title.

 

The 2015 edition of BFW competition saw participation from countries including Portugal, France, Hungary, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, and Mexico. It was based on parameters such as the influence the franchise created on the brand network, its contributions in terms of knowledge and value addition, motivation to employees, the total amount of invoice and improvements the franchise proposed to the brand, and the total number and amount of savings implemented. Interestingly, the competition did not consider the brand as a parameter for the contest. Benjamin Cancelmo, the CEO of Sushi Itto was delighted with the great feat one of its franchises achieved and confirmed that the award is a recognition for their joint effort in providing excellent service, unique hospitality, and remarkable flavor to their customers.

 

Omar Yunes started his entrepreneurial ventures from his very younger ages and known for endeavors by keeping quality as the prime focus. He opened the first franchise of Sushi Itto at the age of 21, and now he owns 13 units in major cities in the country including Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla. Interestingly, the franchise represents almost 10% of the total number of units the brand has. Yunes thinks that teamwork, innovation, leadership, and implementation of continuous improvements in the units made the franchise highly successful. His franchise won the Mexican version of BFW competition on Nov. 24, 2015, and that made it eligible for participating in BFW World program.

Norman Pattiz Is a Proud Radio Veteran

Norman Pattiz is an entrepreneur who is involved in the broadcasting realm. He’s an prominent American citizen who was born in 1943. He’s known by many as the professional who launched Westwood One, a widely known radio network.

Westwood One existed between the years of 1976 and 2011 and was headquartered in New York, New York. Pattiz is a part of the National Radio Hall of Fame and has been since 2009. The National Radio Hall of Fame, in short, is a group that was launched in 1988 by a company called Emerson Radio Corporation.

Pattiz created Westwood One back in 1976. The radio syndication firm grew into the United States’ biggest radio network. It was at one point among the planet’s biggest media organizations as well. Pattiz still keeps busy and active to this day.

In 2010, he established Courtside Entertainment Group. He served as its CEO (Chief Executive Officer). He created Launchpad a couple short years later in the fall of 2012. Launchpad, however, transitioned into “Podcast One” not too long later in the winter of 2013.

There’s no arguing that Norman Pattiz is a businessman who has enjoyed a wide range of successes throughout the years and decades. He also, however, is an entrepreneur who has a true passion for family life. His wife is called Mary Turner.

She used to work as a radio personality. The pair, as a result, have a lot in common in the career sector. She’s a Betty Ford Center board chairman, too. The couple lives in sunny Beverly Hills, California together. They have another home in gorgeous Santa Barbara, California, too. Santa Barbara is a Central California city that has a pleasant coastal locale. Learn more about Norman Pattiz: http://normanpattiz.com/

Pattiz spends his days as PodcastOne’s Executive Chairman and Founder. He’s immensely proud of his past achievements as well. Westwood One was a powerhouse in the radio community.

It was a reliable American source of entertainment, sports and news coverage. Westwood One was at the helm of everything from NFL (National Football League) football to CBS News and beyond.

Pattiz is an individual who supports many groups and organizations that are near and dear to him. He gives his support to the Council of Foreign Relations.

He’s a member of the group. He also extends his support to the University of California. Pattiz is a devoted and committed professional who doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.

The Earlier Music Profession of Casio Audi

Recently, Casio Audi becomes linked to a job which he undertook in the industry of finance. It is important to know that he invested in the business globe earlier on. He began as the Viper rock band’s founding supporter.

They established music in the year 1985 in unity with the band buddies. Before taking a step to undertake business, playing drums is the role that he engaged himself in the course of being in the band.

The team acquired motivation from the Iron Maiden as well as the growing British heavy metal tune. Concerning the sources, Audi was farfetched with the gadget and perhaps would have attained a prosperous career in line with the music.
Casio Audi’s skills about the drums crisscrossed the globe following the production of their first sample album named The Killer Sword. The songs in it included Killera, Princes from Hell, as well as Nightmare.

However, the songs were encompassed in their first folder with minimal amendments. The release of the earliest album happened in the year 1987. It was known by the name Soldiers of Sunrise. Casio took over the role of playing the drum sets on the album. The music faultfinders, as well as supporters, however, had the feeling that the skills of the team required improvement as well as fine-tuning. Despite
However, considering English was their second language, The release judged team as talented and headed to bigger stuff. This followed the consideration that English wasn’t their native language.

It is important to acknowledge the fact that the album attained a high rating from the Allmusic. As a result of leaving the music industry and joining University, he is a graduate in business administration. Up to date, he has attained different skills related to finance management, experience in real estate market, and an advisor on issues of the stock exchange.

Success Academy, the Success School Story

Are you looking for a successful results-oriented school in New York City for your children? Look no further than Success Academy, an Eva Moskowitz’s network of charter schools in New York City. The first Success School was opened 10 years ago and within this period it has established a network of 32 schools with an enrollment of 9,000 students. The school network has 24 elementary schools (K-4), 7 middle schools (grades 5-8) and one new high school. The school is projected to open an additional 13 new schools in the coming two years and is expected to increase its enrollment to 21,000 students in New York City.

 

The key to the growth was based on the excellent performances of Success students. Charles Sahm, an investigative writer explained that last year, 29 percent of students in New York City tested were determined to be proficient in English and 35 percent in math on the state’s common entrance exams. Compared to Success Students, English proficiency rate was 64 percent and a surprising 94 percent rate in math. Noticeably, Success students who come from the city’s poorest communities outperformed those children from the rich suburbs.

 

What did the management of Success Academy network of charter schools do differently for these achievements? The school instituted a systematic and controlled teaching and learning environment for students and teachers. Success students are considered scholars and made to wear school uniforms to ensure set standards and the pursuit of a culture of discipline and high expectation. Classrooms and buildings are named after teachers’ alma mater to honor teachers, introducing extended school days, and innovative teaching content. Charles Sahm stated, “What separates Success, in my opinion, is a laser focus on what is being taught, and how.”

 

At Success Academy “content is king.” Kindergarteners work in groups and play with wooden blocks and build imaginable things around them. At this stage, they do not use books because block play is more fun and kid-driven activities. THINK literacy approaches are used to make students undertake reading workshops, guided reading, reading aloud and shared text reading.

 

The Greyhound Diaries Project Takes A Look At The Forgotten America

The Greyhound Diaries is a first hand account of the travels of Doug Levitt across America by way of Greyhound line buses. Published as a book, the Greyhound Diaries is a journal of what Doug Levitt experienced during his travel by bus across forgotten towns, rural communities and large cities in the United States. Included in the Greyhound Diaries are conversations that Doug had with fellow travelers on the Greyhound buses and the sights and sounds he saw while crisscrossing the nation.

 

Doug Levitt said that he was inspired to undertake the journey after he came back from a spell of reporting abroad as a foreign correspondent. The global economy was beginning to enter a recession and Doug Levitt wanted to see for himself the suffering and effects of the economic downturn on people all across the nation. Doug also wanted to travel and partake in an adventure. It would be an adventure that was totally different that any one he had experienced so far in his middle class upbringing and professional career.

 

Looking back at the Great Depression and the Works Progress Administration, Doug gleaned inspiration for his Greyhound Diaries adventure from the artists who were hired to cover the struggles and daily life of American during the Great Depression. Doug would be just like these artists. Although, he would be covering a different period. It would be the great recession and the years leading up to it that he would be covering. Doug’s medium would be words, photographs and later on music.

 

The culmination of all of the travels, that span over a decade is the book called the Greyhound Diaries. Doug Levitt has also produced a music album called the Greyhound Diaries LP which describe what Doug Levitt has experienced on his travels throughout the country through music. Mr. Levitt has even began touring various theaters in the country to speak on his journey and perform the songs he composed.

 

Doug Levitt was born in Washington D.C. and raised in an affluent middle class family. After completing college, Mr. Levitt went on to become a news reporter and then a foreign correspondent for several news organizations before coming home and starting his Greyhound Diaries project.

Sam Tabar’s Career as an Attorney and a Capital Strategist

The PRNewswire recently wrote an article about Sam Tabar, a man who has made quite the name for himself as a lawyer and a great business person. Sam Tabar is a prominent attorney and a capital strategist based in New York City. Before settling in business development and capital strategy, Sam practiced his law career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLP.

Tabar is popularly known for going against all odds to achieve great milestones after starting his career in the legal field. Sam has been reported to be at his best when working as both an attorney and a capital strategist. He is known to work extra hard to meet his clients’ expectations.

Sam’s current place of work is in New York City where he works at FullCycle Fund. His extraordinary skills and talents have provided him with plenty of job opportunities. He became employed at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLP majorly due to his skills as an attorney and a capital strategist. During his tenure at the law firm, Sam used to carry out a range of activities including counseling clients on the hedge fund structure, investment management agreements, and employment issues among other roles. By the time he left the law firm in 2004, he had escalated it to greater heights regarding business development.

After leaving his law career, Sam joined Sparx Group/ PMA Investment Advisors in 2004. He was given the position of the company’s counsel before being promoted later to act as the Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development. While at PMA Investment Advisors, Tabar was in charge of a two billion U.S Dollar hedge fund. He managed all the sectors of the global marketing together with investor relations under the hedge fund. He used his experience and skills to help the Investment Advisors Group to flourish.

Tabar then moved to work for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch after leaving the PMA Investment Advisors. He decided it was time to take his career to greater heights. Tabar served as the Director and Head of Capital Strategy while working at the Bank of America. He used to work with the Asia-Pacific Region during his tenure at the Bank of America.