A Thanksgiving present

Autumn leaves
I hadn’t ever thought about receiving (or giving) a gift for Thanksgiving, so receiving one was both a surprise and a joy.
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Maintaining a great relationship

Couple on motorcycle
Even though we've been married for close to 28 years, we keep it fresh and fun. A little silliness goes a long way in the very serious business of commitment. Sharing and caring is an important ingredient for happiness.
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Worrying – what a waste

High Jumper
Building SMART Technologies didn’t come easily. I worried a great deal about money, staff and the multitude of responsibilities. Looking back, the energy I put into worrying and the concurrent loss of sleep didn’t help me or the b
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It’s about time

Closeup of clock hands
Making enough money to meet my expenses and desires was a priority for me for many years. As time has passed, I’ve come to realize that it’s the actual element of time that matters now. That has lead me to ask some questions about
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Mini me

Sometimes life is about owning something just for the fun of it. My Mini expresses a part of me that is a little wild and crazy, even if it’s just for the length of a short commute.
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Encouraging innovation and invention

Red apple in basket of green apples
Years after creating the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, we find we’re still curious about how things work and our interest in coming up with new ideas hasn't abated. We've learned that valuing ideas encourages innovation and
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Where new products come from

Do you ever wonder where new products come from? Who gets the ideas and then how do the products make their way into common usage? It really is quite a process to get new products into users’ hands. There are many people that have
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Managing people starts with managing yourself

Getting the most out of your day-to-day work with people means knowing yourself and regularly working on managing yourself. Personal responsibility is the starting point for being granted additional responsibility.
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Why I teach

Why I teach by Tony Mullen
The reasons why I teach are not straightforward or simple. They come from my experiences as a child and as an adult. I hope those experiences help me to better understand children in my classrooms.
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Right tool for the job

Hammer hitting nail
Desired student outcomes has to be top of mind when choosing the right tool or product in the classroom.
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