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About EncourAGEnet

EncourAGEnet's purpose is linking, equipping, encouraging, and celebrating post-retirement service.

 

LEA EncourAGEnet was established in 2008. Among the Network's goals are to

·        prepare LEA members for post-retirement service

·        showcase examples of post-retirement service options

·        disseminate information about opportunities for service and resource people and  materials

·        encourage LEA connection to non-members by offering access to an e-mail distribution list, website, and Shaping the Future magazine.

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EncourAGEnet Bulletin


Next year’s model? Getting Students to Drive Their Curriculum (edutopia).

Don’t know what to say? See 100 Report Card Comments (educationworld).

“Did you even read what you wrote?” MiddleWeb says Rethinking Revision: The Real Work of Writing (Ruth Culham).

No dead cats… so see what Focus2Achieve says about curiosity.

How well have you done on these? 19 Student and Staff Behaviors (DA).

Summer publication schedule…
LEA network publications will take summer vacation May 28–August 6. (You will hear from us when situations warrant a release.) Network listservs and social media remain operational for networking among you.

May 24, 2018

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You already know much about change. Know more from Steve Arnold and Pivot Point Ministries.

Retired LEA devotion… Since this publication is especially for retired educators, perhaps you would enjoy access to a retired LEA devotion. How about “Remember” from 2005 based on 1 Chron. 16:12?

Like satire? Then you’ll enjoy Out of Ideas to Keep Church Relevant, Pastor Resigns Himself to Just Preaching Gospel (The Babylon Bee).

Like poetry? Check out The Summer I Was Sixteen by Geraldine Connolly in Poetry 180. If you really, really enjoy poetry, follow the links on the page. Add a few aging poems, if you like.

Like crows? Expand your appreciation:
Crows are More Intelligent Than You Think (ThoughtCO). God’s creation is astounding—and always will be.

Summer publication schedule…
LEA network publications will take summer vacation May 28–August 6. (You will hear from us when situations warrant a release.) Network listservs and social media remain operational for networking among you.

May 24, 2018

Scroll down for the previous issue.



A good way to begin anything… Story/Thought: At Peace (Christian Perspective).


For Memorial Day…
Take a tour of Prayer Guide: Those Who Support from Lutheran Hour Ministries.

When is the last time you had someone read to you? Let Bradley Whitford read Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. (It takes about 5 minutes.) Maybe invite a young friend to listen with you! Check out the other resources at Storyline Online if you have time. It doesn’t cost anything.

Logical? Seeing that this publication is especially for retired educators, perhaps you would enjoy access to a retired LEA devotion. How about “Little Surprises” from 2012 based on Acts 10:44–46.


May 17, 2018

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One secret you can tell… The Secret to Healthy Eating as You Age (Medicare Matters). (NCOA Week)

If you’ve been hospitalized or anticipate it, see Thoughts from Room 387 (Ward Tanneberg). (Ignore the minor technical problem at the top of the page.)

Interesting piece from the Bible Project: Exile. If this kind of thing interests you, follow some of the other links on the page

Looking for a job? U.S. News & World Report tells How to Compete in the Job Market as an Older Worker.

Learn a new language… Top Gen Z Slang Terms to Know (Relevant Children’s Ministry).

Going to the movies? See Ted Giese’s Reporter Online review of Avengers: Infinity War.

Today is Ascension Day. See more information (not endorsed for doctrinal accuracy) on Ascension Day from Holidays Calendar.

Mother’s Day is May 13. Take a look at The Real Problem With Mother’s Day
(Melissa Edgington in ChurchLeaders).

May 10, 2018

 

 

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