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Ray Ivey

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What Came First, Lady Gaga or the Egg?

(10) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 2:11 AM

Having had numerous conversations with students concerning a myriad of topics, other than the subject matter being taught, one was more alluring and captivating than most: Lady Gaga's Red Carpet entrance to the Grammys. With her reputation for extraordinary attire and over-the-top appearances, it wasn't surprising that students found Lady...

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Rooting for Michael Vick to Win the Superbowl

(68) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 12:01 AM

As an educational consultant, teacher and motivational speaker, I often have the awesome opportunity to have conversations that cause people to reevaluate their perceptions of the world. In these dialogues, I often attempt to push teachers and students to think in different ways that affect the way they see themselves...

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Conversations that Change the way we Think

(18) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 1:30 AM

I was recently sitting with the mother of a student, who happens to be a decent drummer. As we sat in the counselor's office we discussed why her son was failing math and what changes were necessary for him to improve. During our conversation, she explained that just like her...

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