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Courageous Schools: Teaching & Leading in Tough Times


A Blog post from one of our followers –….. Thanks

Originally posted on smilecalm:

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Last week I greatly enjoyed & benefited from attending Mindfulness in Education’s 2014 conference, with about 200 others. Besides participating and learning, my task was to film the presenters; fortunately that was successful. At the moment my eyes are a bit tired from hours of editing. Below is a 3 minute mindful ed teaser clip for your enjoyment featuring Congressman Tim Ryan, Miribai Bush, Mark Greenberg, & 3 fun guys from Holistic Life Foundation. Their full presentations are now ready will be on-line at soon. And I’ll write more about the speakers and conference in the next post. In this post I’ll share about Courageous Schools: Teaching and Leading in Tough Times one-day workshop, part of the Courage in Schools Initiative of the Center for Courage & Renewal. This day course introduced educators to approaches for personal and professional renewal and to practical applications that bring…

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New York Tutorial Support Group – Spring Fling – June 6, 2014

Tutorial Spring fling comp

Earth Day 2014: Green Cities


Thanks Rosaliene.

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

UC Davis West Village Apartments - California - USAZero Net Energy Living
University of California Davis – West Village Apartments – California – USA
Photo Credit: UC Davis West Village

Earth Day 2014, held worldwide on April 22, focuses on helping cities to accelerate their transition to a cleaner, healthier, and more economically viable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology, and regulation reform (Earth Day Network).

As a resident of the City of Los Angeles, I’m heartened to learn that our city continues to make numerous strides in reducing its carbon footprint and becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly. You can learn more at Environment LA.

In the United States, 83 percent of us live in cities; urban dwellers worldwide make up more than fifty percent (The World Bank). Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the urban population, pumping more and more carbon dioxide into…

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Combined Opposition slashes $37.4B from 2014 Budget

Combined Opposition slashes $37.4B from 2014 Budget

APRIL 17, 2014 | BY  | …Amaila vote responsible for $22B
Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh defends the budgetary allocations

Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh defends the budgetary allocations

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, last month presented a $220B Budget for 2014. By the time the voting was finished yesterday, some $37.4B was slashed from the Estimates, leaving the administration with only $182.6B.

Those affected by the cuts are the Ministries of Health, Amerindian Affairs, Public Works, Finance and Office of the President.

Yesterday marked the final day for the consideration of the 2014 estimates and saw $22.2B being lopped from the Capital Programme for the Ministry of Finance. The contentious allocation in the Ministry’s Capital Programme was that of a $16B allocation for the Amaila Falls Hydro Electric Project under the Bharrat Jagdeo-led Low Carbon Development Strategy.   Continue reading

Sergey Ryupin & Elena Khvorova – Rumba

Originally posted on Simple Life、Simple Love:

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in fields of gold
So she took her love for to gaze awhile
Upon the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of goldWill you stay with me, will you be my love
Among the fields of barley?
We’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we lie in fields of gold
See the west wind move like a lover so
Upon the fields of barley
Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth
Among the fields of goldI never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I’ve broken
But I swear in the days still left
We’ll walk in fields of gold
We’ll walk in fields of…

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Elders react to #SELFIE after viewing the music video

ELDERS REACT TO #SELFIE after viewing the video

view the music video below which now has over 64 million views:


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A Psychosocial Perspective of Guyana


Thanks Rosaliene.

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Guyana at the Millennium Crossroads: A Psychosocial Perspective by Malcolm W Heydorn

While researching for my novel set in Guyana during the period 1950-1970, I found the book, Guyana at the Millennium Crossroads: A Psychosocial Perspective by Malcolm W. Heydorn. More of a booklet in size and length, its layman language makes it an ideal social studies text book for Guyanese high school students.

Malcolm Heydorn’s book remains very relevant to Guyana today. As a Professor of Psychology and Gerontology in Ontario, Canada, the Guyana-born author shares his insights about the possible psychosocial bases for Guyana’s highly charged political and social circumstance. He calls attention to the urgency to change perspective for the overall social, economic, and political advancement of the nation (Preface, pp 6-7).

Applying analytical tools of a social scientist, Professor Heydorn examines the colonial past of Guyana’s five ethnic groups: Negro (used in a historical context), Indian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Amerindian (indigenous population). While he provides succinct snapshots…

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What motivates us to practice meditation?

An entry from one of our followers… thanks!

Water – Is It A Diamond In the Rough


Another blog entry from Diana Tyner, one of the followers of Guyanese Online.

Originally posted on Diana Tyner's Blog:


The diamond-water paradox has been long debated by economists probably since the early 1800’s.  In terms of economics, water is much more valuable and essential since life requires water for our survival (humans are approximately 75% water).  It’s easy to understand very quickly the importance of water to life on earth, yet the price we pay for water in Canada remains relatively low for its true value.   Diamonds on the on the other hand if we compare, are stunningly beautiful, much less essential, and yet the price we put on diamonds is substantially much higher. One could suggest the “utility” gained from water is great, but the “utility” gained from diamonds is much less.

The common phrase, “a diamond in the rough” relates to the idea that something has a hidden or exceptional characteristics and/or a future potential, but currently lacks the final touches of making it truly stand out…

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NYC: Mayor acknowledged the City failed Caribbean Teachers

At Last a Mayor acknowledged the City failed Caribbean Teachers

By: Tony Best

Almost two decades after hundreds of Caribbean teachers were first wooed to New York City classrooms but left in the lurch a Mayor has acknowledged the City didn’t live up to its promises to the West Indians.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio

And while Mayor Bill de Blasio who took office in January after his landslide victory in the November elections didn’t say what City Hall would do about the failure of the Board of Education which is now the Department of Education would do about the broken promises, he vowed to ensure that the matter was resolved once and for all.

“Promises to the Caribbean teachers were not kept,” de Blasio told journalists and ethnic media owners and other representatives at a round table session at City Hall which was also attending by the First Lady, Chirlane McCray and senior officials of various agencies including the New York Police Department and the Education Department. “We have to ensure that the situation is dealt with.”  Continue reading


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