Thursday, August 17, 2017

Everybody Needs A Refresher - Even Microsoft Testing Software

Not only do people need to refresh themselves with new knowledge every once and awhile, but computer software does, too.

You've undoubtedly seen your operating system constantly updating itself. It needs to learn to new things, too.

So today, John is updating our Microsoft Office Testing Center for the new school year. So even tests need to refresh themselves. In a way, it's the computer software practicing lifelong learning.

Now that means Community Business College will have the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Microsoft PowerPoint testing system all ready for the Eckerd Youth training program we are starting over here at Community Business College.

Just like with humans updating our skills, the process is not difficult but it just takes a little time.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Never Stop Learning

There are many good reasons to always learn new things. The obvious one is to learn things like new Microsoft Excel features of a newly released version. Another is for the simple pleasure of learning. It is never too late to experience the awe that we all have as children in the discovery of something new.  As has been said for centuries: It is never too late to learn something new.

Another reason is we may be inspired by teachers who never stop learning.
Then you find that some jobs, like instructors and professors, that require continuing education units.

The act of learning for work and for pleasure should never be forgotten. Not only does the practitioner gain new knowledge, learning new things builds confidence.

And here's a funny thing - a connection to one new idea builds questions that bridge to other new ideas.

With that in mind, here is a quote attributed to St. Jerome:

It has been difficult for researchers to verify the quote but it has been used many times and the sentiment rings true.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Learn A Word A Day

Community Business College has been providing students a "Word of the Day for 20 years now.

It's a fun game to help reinforce and build vocabulary.

Today's word of the day is:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Final Thought - It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn

At our weekly school-wide meeting wrap up,  we provide a final thought for the week for our students and staff.
The final thought is not an opportunity to quit thinking, but rather a thought to ponder over the weekend before school starts up again on Monday.
This week's final thought was a reminder: It is always darkest, right before the dawn.

This is a good reminder to people who are struggling with issues like unemployment, finances and family stresses. like many of our students.

So as bad as it gets, it can sometimes be helpful not to focus on the darkness that's happening, but rather the good that's coming.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day 2017!

Happy 4th of July!

It's a good day to remember the sacrifices of those who have gone before us, read the Declaration of Independence and enjoy the freedom we celebrate.

Community Business College will be closed for the Independence Day holiday today but will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Victor Hugo Day

Happy #VictorHugo Day!

Google has included the famous French author among its litany of Doodle-saints by honoring him with today's doodle:


As Community Business College is an institution concerned with higher learning, we thought we'd add our own recognition of the great writer with a picture of him and a favorite quotation about reading:

By the way, since Google decided to offer a slide show that includes both well known and less well known works, here is a key to the representations of the Google Doodle recognizing Victor Hugo:

Notre-Dame de Paris (also known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame ) - 1831

Les Contemplations: A book of poetry dedicated to his daughter, Léopoldine Hugo, who drowned in the Seine River – 1856

Les Misérables (the book, not the musical) - 1862

As a side note, perhaps it’s best that Google didn’t decide to include a doodle about how Victor Hugo used to motivate himself to write when he had writer’s block: lock himself in a room, bare naked, with nothing but a pen and paper. Definitely would not make a dignified doodle.

Everybody Needs A Refresher - Even Microsoft Testing Software

Not only do people need to refresh themselves with new knowledge every once and awhile, but computer software does, too. You've undoub...