Category: Social Media

Android Blue Screen of Death, but no panic

My phone died suddenly, but not totally unexpectedly (it had been increasingly acting up), when it went to the Android blue screen of death, but no panic. I was both prepared and pleasantly surprised with the smooth transition to a new

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Be CARE-ful

By John Gardner During a service call, when the music store rep asked how things were going and I commented about “drama”, his response, as someone who is in most¬†high school band rooms in this part of the state on

Posted in Communication, High Schools, Marching Band, Parenting, Respect, Social Media, Teaching Music

5 Stars or is that 10?

Need some blog writing ideas…..

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10 Ways To Earn Student Respect and Trust

Be real. You can’t fake it with teens, they will see right through you. If you can’t be real, you should not be there. Please leave education.

Posted in College Prep, Communication, Marching Band, Parenting, Social Media, Teaching, Teaching Music

Burn me once…..but not twice

I did NOT want the renewal and called the vendor — and was told that when I signed up for that discounted first year rate that the “terms of service” stated that my membership/subscription would be “automatically renewed” at the regular price. BUSTED!

Posted in Business strategies, Communication, Consulting, How May I Serve YOU?, Internet web design and ecommerce, Personal experience, Sales and Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Virtual/Local Services

Social Media Management Services

Have you ever noticed that some people, and more often businesses, seem to have their name on your social media news feed whenever you are there? No, they are probably not sitting at their computer constantly posting and tweeting.

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Common Core Standards for Sports

By John Gardner Sports in public schools cannot continue to assign and support labels like “winners” and “losers”. We don’t tolerate that in our classrooms, so why should it be acceptable in sports? Athletics should follow the academic practice –

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Watch out who you Chat with on Facebook

By John Gardner Twice in the last month, I’ve received and accepted a “Friend Request” from someone I know. Almost immediately upon confirming the request, I get a messenger chat with a friendly greeting. In the first case, after about

Posted in How May I Serve YOU?, Social Media, Virtual Assistant, Virtual/Local Services

How may I Virtually Assist YOU?

In the worlds of small business and education, my life mission is to teach and work with achievers and to achieve with them.

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Are teachers real people?

By John Gardner Do students see teachers as real people? I’ve seen posts and heard student comments about the weirdness of seeing a certain teacher at the grocery or department store or in a restaurant. For some, seeing that homework-assigning,

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