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Teaching 48 Days to 9th Graders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teague Sizemore 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello, 48 Days Community!I teach 9th grade English in west Texas.  Recently I began teaching these kids the 48 Days process of a job search.  I would love to have any feedback from any 48 Days…Continue

Tags: Texas, english, Dave, Ramsey, Miller

Urgent: Need advice on a 2-weeks' notice

Started this discussion. Last reply by DOUGLAS COLLIER Jul 26, 2013. 3 Replies

I need some professional advice very quickly.  Tomorrow morning I will be turning in a notice to my employer.  Unfortunately, it will not be a 2-week notice but more like one week.  I loved this…Continue

My strategy for overcoming nervousness: Belong.

Started this discussion. Last reply by DOUGLAS COLLIER Apr 17, 2013. 5 Replies

I'm making telephone contacts to prospective schools.  (I'm looking for a teaching position.)  After sending the usual cover letter, résumé, and miscellaneous documents, the next step is the phone…Continue

Tags: belong, attitude, teaching, contact, school

MS Office Tutorials

Started this discussion. Last reply by DOUGLAS COLLIER Mar 22, 2013. 7 Replies

Hello, everyone.I am trying to re-train (freshen up, gain some new expertise) myself on MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.  I would really appreciate feedback on what might be some really good tutorial…Continue

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Teague Sizemore replied to DOUGLAS COLLIER's discussion Teaching 48 Days to 9th Graders
"That's awesome. Wish I had had a class like that in 9th grade."
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"Dan, thanks for that reply.  These are not the easiest kids in the world to teach, but I was able to get their attention when I told them that if they would follow these guidelines, they would already know more about the job search than most…"
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Dan Miller replied to DOUGLAS COLLIER's discussion Teaching 48 Days to 9th Graders
"Douglas - wow, what a gift you are giving these kids!  This is a process that will serve them well over and over again.  Helping them frame their "skills and experiences" this early when they may not have had a paying job is…"
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Teaching 48 Days to 9th Graders

Hello, 48 Days Community!I teach 9th grade English in west Texas.  Recently I began teaching these kids the 48 Days process of a job search.  I would love to have any feedback from any 48 Days veterans out there.We began with an interview Dave Ramsey gave to Dan Miller on Fox Business.  Being intimately familiar with the 48 Days process and principles myself, I told my students that these principles will put them well ahead of high school seniors and even many college students in the job search…See More
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"How about all fares $48?"
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DOUGLAS COLLIER commented on Joel Boggess's blog post Will anyone listen to my story?
"Everyone should tell their story to at least one other person.  No matter where a person is in life, they too need to hear someone else's story for their own benefit as well."
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"3rd paragraph: Guilty as charged."
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DOUGLAS COLLIER replied to Camden Ross's discussion 2013 -- The Year of Books
"The Magicians Nephew and The Weight of Glory both by C.S. Lewis.  Also Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens. "
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Nov 12, 2013
DOUGLAS COLLIER replied to John Wolf's discussion How to market a Secret Clearance jobs with the government?
"I had to have a security clearance when I was in the Air Force.  I've never heard of a gov't job that wouldn't let you say anything about it on a résumé.  Also, most gov't job pay scales are public…"
Aug 13, 2013
DOUGLAS COLLIER replied to DOUGLAS COLLIER's discussion Urgent: Need advice on a 2-weeks' notice
"Thank you Brian and Allan for your replies.  I did turn in my notice yesterday morning.  It hurt to do it.  I hear a lot of people on this forum complain about their J-O-B, and I truly do feel for them.  I wish they could come…"
Jul 26, 2013
Brian Mays replied to DOUGLAS COLLIER's discussion Urgent: Need advice on a 2-weeks' notice
"I had to do this at my last job as well. My requested start date was less than 2 weeks away (not by much, 10 days rather than 14). When I talked to the head of our large department she didn't think a thing of it. In fact, she told me these…"
Jul 25, 2013
Allan Dubon replied to DOUGLAS COLLIER's discussion Urgent: Need advice on a 2-weeks' notice
"Douglas, I don't know if this is professional advice, but I have had to leave on shorter notice than two weeks from a job. When talking to my boss and turning in my resignation letter, I always (even when giving two weeks) put in how much I…"
Jul 25, 2013
DOUGLAS COLLIER posted a discussion

Urgent: Need advice on a 2-weeks' notice

I need some professional advice very quickly.  Tomorrow morning I will be turning in a notice to my employer.  Unfortunately, it will not be a 2-week notice but more like one week.  I loved this employer, and the staff there (not to mention the customers) are more like family.  And I have been there for eight years. Would it be unprofessional in the letter to state more than just the usual "Here's my last day?"  It's difficult for me to leave a place like this without offering more of my heart…See More
Jul 24, 2013

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DOUGLAS COLLIER's Blog

"God really is the God of heart"

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 11:05am 1 Comment

I want to share a very moving thing I witnessed this morning in a children’s Sunday School class.  But first I hope you’ll bear with me as I provide a little background on the child who is central to this story.

 My good friend Wes Hutchins teaches about 12-13 mostly 5th- and 6th graders.  Around the round table were Wes’s own kids as well.  Sitting next to Wes (always sitting next to Wes) was his very special needs 10-year-old son, Kyle.  Though Kyle’s mind is…

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Shelf-Help Books

Posted on March 24, 2012 at 11:17am 0 Comments

I have a weakness.  I'm a compulsive book buyer but a slow book reader.

I made a New Years Resolution at the beginning of this year:  I'm not going to buy anymore developmental (don't really care for the term "self-help") books until I've read the ones I have.  Problem is I have way too many to read in a year.  Right now, I'm reading QBQ by John G. Miller, and yes, putting it to work as well.  After all, there's not much point in reading a developmental book if you're not going to…

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November 1, 2011 – Why I don’t celebrate Halloween

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 8:35am 2 Comments

I’ve been asked what my daughter is going to be for her first Halloween.  “A baby,” I might reply.  Someone else asked if she was going to wear a costume.  “She’ll wear a diaper…that’s a more elaborate costume than most people will wear.”  I try to get people to smile and chuckle with these tongue-in-cheek replies rather than go into a long, drawn-out discussion of why I detest Halloween.  I could very easily (and probably should) present my grounds on the cultural and religious aspects of…

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 - "Sunrise of Your Smile"

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments

I just sang my 11-month-old daughter to sleep and had to fight back tears while doing so.  Here is one of my favorite “lullabies” I sing to her.  It was written by Michael Card for his album “Poiema” (which I highly recommend purchasing).

SUNRISE OF YOUR SMILE

 

Reject the worldly lie that says that life lies always up ahead.

Let power go before control becomes a crust around your soul.

Escape the hunger to possess the soul-diminishing success.

This…

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At 10:56am on April 17, 2013, Kathryn Lehan said…

Awesome way to frame up overcoming nervousness... belong. I love your post, and I needed that advice right now too. Thanks! You'll get the job you want. 

At 11:26am on November 9, 2012, Allison Phillips said…

Thanks for welcoming me!  I have sat thorugh/lead FPU a total of I think...4 times and I catch something new I missed before each time I go through the class!

At 1:08pm on November 8, 2012, Erica Maier said…

Thanks so much!! :-)

At 3:12pm on November 4, 2012, Barak Strickland said…

Hi Douglas. Thanks for the welcome.

At 10:56am on October 24, 2012, Johnny Lee said…

Thanks for the welcome Douglas.  It's great to finally be plugged in where I can share ideas without all the negativity.  I look forward to being a part of this community!!!

At 4:19pm on October 16, 2012, P Robinson said…

Thanks for the invite Douglas!!!

At 5:43pm on July 14, 2012, Greg Adams said…

Thanks Douglas!

At 6:09am on July 12, 2012, Lisa OBryan said…

Hi Douglas, thank you! Happy to be here!

At 6:35pm on July 11, 2012, Danny Mullen said…

Doing great, working on my ebook.

At 8:21pm on July 6, 2012, Danny Mullen said…

Hi Doug, how goes it!

 
 
 

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