David Zalik, Forging The Path

The man who brought himself to a wit’s end and still kept going no matter what it was that seemingly got in his way is named David Zalik and he is currently the original founder and the CEO of GreenSky Credit  which is an industry that gives people the ability to exchange credit and loans at a specified premium. The firm that he owns is actually the reason why he is the billionaire that he is today. He is succesful because he commits and focuses on his goals despite the distractions, and because of those habits that he formed as a little boy he now owns about a little over three billion dollars in assets. That is more than Donald Trump’s networth and it is due to the determination and perseverance David Zalik developed from a young and simple age of four when he and his parents moved from the land of Israel to go to the American soil that is the United States of America. He and his family moved there and his father who was born in Argentina became a school teacher in the University of Auburn. As previously stated David Zalik developed a heightens aptitude for learning at a budding age when he pursued education by reading math books at the age of four. This lasted about nine years before he decided regular school was too boring to stick too, so he enrolled in college at thirteen years of age by taking the SATs required to show that one is eligible to go to college. He did this and in that same year began a computer repair shop that he built from the ground up which is where he gets so much of his experience in the workd of finance. Nine years after building the computer business David Zalik decided that it was time to sell the structure that he put his heart and soul into when dot com was about to crash. He ended up selling it for a good sum of three million dollars. Yes, it can be easily said that David Zalik took his experiences seriously when it came to money.

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The Academy of Art University Wows the Audience Again

The Academy of Art University is based in New York City, and last year its School of fashion took part in the New York Fashion Wek. The School of Fashion showcased its talent on the runway for the 21st time in September 2017.

The Academy of Art University has been a stellar participant in the fashion event, impressing the audience with the imagination, creativity, and craftsmanship of their students. Last year, there were ten MFA and MFA graduates of the School of Fashion. They debuted two collections in menswear and five in womenswear, as well as two collaborations among them.

The pieces that were presented on the catwalk were uniquely handcrafted with thought, creativity, and skill. The pieces ad something to say about some different topics and the participating designers achieved that loud and clear. Many of the pieces showed off the statement that there needs to be sustainable in fashion and a sense of upcycling and recycling in the production of fashion. To achieve that, the designers used unconventional materials such as rubber, nets, and even bicycle chains.

The participants were diverse in background, techniques, and ideas. The MFA Hailun Zhou from Qing Dao, China drew on her inspiration of concept photos that she had taken during a trip. She says that the forms and shades inspired some of her creative choices. Zhu used unconventional materials such as PVC, vinyl, and others to create her pieces and was selected for the Fashion Future Graduate Showcase of the CFDA.

Another participant was Eden Slezin, an MFA from the Bay Area. His inspiration came from his appreciation of vintage denim as well as the individuality of San Francisco, its shapes, and colors. Eden Selezin used organic denim to create the pieces that he received as a donation. He also used recycled bike tubes made of rubber, Slezin was selected for the Elaine-Gold Launch Pad of the CFDA.

MFA Dina Maie Lam was selected for the Fashion Future Graduate Showcase as well. She used luxurious materials that conveyed warmth and solace. She wanted to evoke a feeling of being embraced by a loved one which is a feeling she craved after her beloved aunt passed away.

Why Betsy DeVos Is A Champion For Children

Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos Receives Support From Readers Of The LA Times

The newly appointed and confirmed secretary of education under president Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos has received strong encouragement from some of the subscribers of the LA Times newspaper. Below is a brief summary of some of the reader responses in response to an LA Times editorial that actually tried to portray secretary DeVos in a negative manner and that said she would somehow be bad for education of our children.

One reader and commentator named Jerry Glass from Lakewood, California said that Betsy DeVos’ plan for expanding vouchers is actually a positive. Jerry pointed out that many low income and minority parents are strong supporters of school vouchers. This is because giving parents the options of sending their kids to their school of choice makes it more likely that they will go to a good school and receive a better education that will help them later on in life.

Jerry Glass also took a swipe at the so called notion that public schools are somehow democratically controlled. Most public schools are firmly controlled by public teacher unions who are often more concerned about their own jobs and bottom line then they are with the success of their students and the school. School choice and vouchers for parents, which Betsy DeVos espouses, puts the success and needs of students first. This is what we should be doing and what secretary of education Devos will implement in her role as the chief executive education official in the United States.

Visit her website for more info at betsydevos.com

 

A Look At The Work Betsy DeVos Has Done In Improving Education

Betsy DeVos has been working to improve educational outcomes and opportunities for millions of students across the country for many decades now. Her work in education includes serving as chairman for the American Federation for Children from 2009 until 2016. This is the largest organization in the United States that champions the cause of school choice and voucher programs for students. Thanks to the leadership and contributions of Betsy DeVos as well as many other people at the AFC, over a million students now attend the school of their choice.

Mrs. DeVos has also helped her husband, Dick DeVos, launch the West Michigan Aviation Academy. It is a public charter school that has a curriculum that focuses on preparing students for aviation related careers such as pilots and aerospace engineers. The school is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is tuition free for students admitted into the school.

Betsy Devos also serves as a board member for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. This is a group that provides mentoring services from clergy in churches to elementary school students that are at risk.

The Kabbalah Centre of Los Angeles

The Kabbalah Centre was founded in Los Angeles in 1922 by Rav Yehuda Ashlag. This non-profit organization teaches courses on Kabbalistic teachings both online and at the Kabbalah Centre. Over time they have also developed Kabbalah teaching centers in over 50 cities worldwide. In addition to online and in person teaching the Kabbalah School also is a provider of books, DVD’s, lectures and prayer services.

The Kabbalah Centre teaches the Zohar which as their sacred text contains the wisdom of Kabbalah and the writings of the greatest kabbalists. As knowledge of Hebrew and is needed to read the Zohar, the Kabbalah Centre teaches their beliefs in a way that does not require understanding the writing of that language. Also, the Kabbalah Centre does not present itself as a religion but rather as a supplement. the Kabbalah Centre uses it teaching to help people gather the tools and understanding they need in order to improve their lives, the people they know, and the world around them. They seek to make their principals relevant to everyday modern life.

This non-profit also offers “Energy Tours”. On these tours participants travel on spiritual pilgrimages to various locations around the world. On these tours they have travel guides that speak several languages in order to meet the language needs of the travelers.

The Kabbalah Centre has also been involved in charitable work. One of the examples of this is their involvement in helping the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, and Superstorm Sandy. For Superstorm Sandy they made contributions to both the American Red Cross and local community organizations. They have also worked with Habitats for Humanity and their quest to bring housing to the needy and homeless.

More visit: http://teamkabbalah.com/

Classdojo Can Make the Classroom Better

The app was first created so that students and teachers would be able to have a system in which the students were rewarded for the good things that they do in the classroom. Classdojo is an app that is meant to make classrooms better and it is being used in two out of three classrooms around the country. As the app continues to gain popularity, it is expected that even more teachers will make the choice to use the app to make their classroom a better place. This is something that will come soon and will give even more teachers a chance to do well with their classrooms.

 

Students may sometimes struggle with the different aspects of the classroom. For example, some students may not just do well with listening or they may not want to help their friends out when they are in the classroom. This means that they will be able to be rewarded when they do make the decision to do these things. If they are able to do them on a regular basis, they can accumulate points for doing each of the things that make their classroom experience better. Teachers can choose different rewards that students may pick out depending on the number of points that they have in the Classdojo app.

 

There are several other ways in which teachers can customize the app so that their students will be able to be as successful as possible when they are in the classroom. It gives the students a chance to be better and the teachers a chance to make their classroom a happier place. The app includes additional opportunities for points, charts and even graphs where teachers can see how each student is in comparison to other students who are in the classroom as well as national averages for the classroom.

 

The app also works well for parents. They are given different access credential from the teachers and the students. This allows the parents to see only their child and see how he or she is doing in the classroom. They can look at different progress reports and they will be able to do different things in the classroom, like look at how their student does on a daily basis. They can also use the app to communicate with the teachers that their student has in the classroom. It allows parents to be involved in the classroom.