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Man’s best reading buddy

The public library in Sudbury, Ontario, has teamed up with a therapy dog group to give some kids a chance to read to a furry friend.

Monique Roy, the Greater Sudbury Public Library‘s children’s librarian, is a dog lover herself and has owned a therapy dog. She had been looking for a way to combine that part of her life with her passion for youth literacy. Thus began Reading Tails, a program to help kids aged 6 to 12 improve their reading skills by reading aloud to canine companions from Magical Paws Pet Therapy.

“Kids seem to react to the dogs a little bit better,” Roy told the CBC. “The dogs listen, they don’t comment, they don’t critique, and the kids feel like they’re gaining something. And also, they feel a connection with the dog — that they’re reading to the dog, they’re doing a service to the dog. So they just feel better.”

Margaret Julian has recently started bringing her seven-year-old smooth-haired Daschund named Liesl (named after the character in The Sound of Music) to the program. She believes reading to dogs relaxes children and is an enjoyable way to improve literacy.

“They can concentrate, and they can have fun at the same time. I have as much [fun] as they do, I think. I always have a laugh when I come here.”

David, a young boy who is taking part in Reading Tails, loves petting and cuddling with Liesl during reading sessions. A reporter asked him whether reading to a dog was different than reading to his mother.

“Yes, because mom doesn’t bark,” he said.

Fun Student Video

With thousands of readers and subscribers to this blog, I get a lot of content contributed – most of it is fantastic, like the fun student video below.

I’m sure it will make you smile regardless of what type of student you are. I love it when students use their creative energy and spirit in positive ways like this. Enjoy and please share it with your friends and family!

You Get The Grade You Deserve

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that.

What a profound short little paragraph that says it all :-

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply or create wealth by dividing it.”

Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

MasterMind Your Way To Better Grades!

If you’ve read my book “Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort“… You know that it’s the simplest, easiest and most elegant strategies that make all the difference. One of the most useful and practical ways to get better grades is to leverage what’s called a Study MasterMind Group – not a traditional study group, something much, much more effective.

In fact it’s so effective that all great fortunes and humankind’s greatest achievements are a result of MasterMind Groups.

But guess what?

Until now, no one had brought this back to the classroom to help prevent students from wasting valuable time studying in groups.

That’s why I’ve come up with a brand new program – “How to Create a Fun, Effective and Powerful Study MasterMind Group to Catapult Your Grades Sky High!”

I’ve personally achieved a several goals by the time I was 40 that most people will never achieve in their lifetime. I don’t say that to be arrogant of self-righteous, but to make a point.

I’m not the smartest person I know, yet I out-perform people that I know are way smarter than me – BECAUSE I HAVE TOOLS AND STRATEGIES that are better, more efficient.

One of those strategies is leveraging Study MasterMind Groups.

The program I’ve put together is comprehensive and includes a lot of hidden bonuses that are delivered over time – just like I’ve done with my study book.