One of the things I really like about Folksy.com (the UK-based crafts marketplace) is the cool stuff they make to promote the site. Looking through their Flickr stream, there are plenty of other examples of them getting involved with the community of people who make and sell stuff through the site.
There's lots of inspiration there for us at School of Everything - and for any other startup that's trying to find playful ways to spread the word about a useful service.
Andy Gibson posted a link on 23 November 2008 - 5:35pm.
My friend Nick worked on this course with a friend of his who has sadly passed away, but he's made it available now for free in his memory. It includes a PDF guide plus two hours of supporting audio comprising seven easy lessons in how to identify what you know and competently teach it.
As Nick says, "we would love you to have access to Rick’s material free of charge – with just one condition – please use the material to teach what you have to share."
Might be of interest to all those "long-time learners, first-time teachers" out there?
This is a great collection of books that are not just motivational but really life changing, with interesting perspectives and more.. as the name says Read This Change Your Life at www.readthischangeyourlife.com
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