WHITEBOARD WALL QUOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2021 – REMARKABLE

FEBRUARY: A TIME FOR LOVE AND WINTRY WEATHER

February may be the year’s shortest month, but Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day guarantee that it isn’t overlooked on the way to spring. The word February is thought to come from the Latin name Februalia for the ancient Roman Festival of Purification. The root “februo” means “I purify by sacrifice.” Considering the challenging weather that occurs in many areas during February, it’s easy to see the month as a time of purification when frigid temperatures and dark skies test people’s spirit and determination. The Snow Moon is the name for the Full Moon in February, relating to the month’s often snowy weather. Some Native American tribes named it the Hunger Moon due to the scarce food sources available during the month, while another name is Storm Moon due to February’s blustery weather. Among the ancient Anglo-Saxons of Britain, February was known as “Sprout-kale” as it was the time of year when kale and cabbage first sprouted from the ground and became edible.

Below is a group of quotations related to February that reflect a wide range of feelings and views on the month that many people associate with love and romance and others with frigid weather and dark skies. Hopefully, you’ll find some pearls of wisdom and sources of inspiration among these quotes along with touches of humor that you can post on your whiteboard coated wall to inspire you in the work-from-home office, give you a laugh, or encourage your children in their homeschool assignments. According to psychologist and motivation expert Dr. Jonathan Fader, reading affirmative quotes can have a beneficial effect on people who are open to upbeat messages that include strong images and appeal to their hopeful nature. So, to help you uplift your thinking and examine aspects of your life that you’d like to change, you can use your whiteboard wall as a posting area. Try regularly writing down three to seven of the quotes that best resonate with your work-from-home or homeschool goals. With any luck, you’ll get some food for thought, humor, and personal encouragement in the process.

VIEWS ON FEBRUARY

“Though February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises” ― Charmaine J. Forde (US author)

“February — the month of love? No wonder it’s the shortest one in the calendar.” ― Dinesh Kumar Biran (magazine publisher and author)

“There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming summer.” — Gertrude Jekyll (British horticulturist, garden designer, craftswoman, photographer, writer, and artist)

“Freezing
cold winds,
biting chills, and
white snow-fluffed hills
Valentine’s Day, oh, how gay!
Presidents’ Day is coming our way. -=
February, sweet and small, greatest month of all.” — Eric Lies (US author and cleric), 28-Word Poem for February

“Why does February feel like one big Tuesday?” ― Todd Stocker (US author)

“The February born will find
Sincerity and peace of mind;
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they the Pearl (or green Amethyst) will wear.” — Anonymous

“The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.” — Joseph Wood Krutch (US writer, critic, and naturalist)

“Even though February was the shortest month of the year, sometimes it seemed like the longest.” ― J. D. Robb (US author of romance novels)

“February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure.” — Gladys Hasty Carroll (US novelist)

“In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.” — Linda Ellerbee (US journalist)

“February is for curmudgeons, whingebags, and misanthropes . . . it’s so short. There is nothing good about it, which is why it’s so great.” ―Lionel Shriver (US author and journalist)

“If you meet 29th February, think of something unique, for it is the only day that defines a year as a leap year. It is the only day that makes February truly unique.” — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah (Ghanian writer and teacher)

FEBRUARY WEATHER

“Late February, and the air’s so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then, the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. In Florida, it’s strawberry season — shortcake, waffles, berries, and cream will be penciled on the coffee shop menus.” — Gail Mazur (US poet), The Idea of Florida during a Winter Thaw

“Why, what’s the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” — William Shakespeare (world-renowned English playwright and poet), Much Ado About Nothing

“The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.”
— William C. Bryant (US romantic poet, journalist, and editor)

“Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that
Winter’s woe was past;
So fair the sky was and so soft the air.”
– William Morris (British textile designer, poet, and novelist)

THOUGHTS ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is thought to have evolved from the spring holiday Lupercalia, which the ancient Romans celebrated on February 15. The feast honored the god Lupercus, who was thought to protect people and their herds from wolves. On this day, dances were held for young single men and women. The men drew the women’s names from pieces of papyrus placed in a bowl. The men then danced with their partners and were required to protect them throughout the New Year, which started in March. In many cases, the partners became sweethearts and soon got married. When the custom of February dances was restored in medieval times, men would wear their sweethearts’ names on their sleeves. Even now, we refer to people who easily express their feelings as ‘wearing their hearts on their sleeves.’” Below are some thoughts on this ancient holiday.

“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be … well, January.” – Jim Gaffigan (US comedian)

“This February 14th, take a moment to laugh thoroughly at your singlehood; everybody else does!” – Anonymous

“I had every intention of celebrating Valentine’s Day, but when Cupid got around to me, it seems he had run out of arrows.” – Anonymous

“Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the joy of being in love. Unless you’re single and lonely, then it’s called Laundry Day.” – Dane Cook (US comedian and film actor)

“Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, I’m celebrating Discount Chocolate Tuesday.” – Anonymous

“In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level.” ― Pepper Schwartz (US sociologist and sexologist)

“Don’t be sad if you are single on Valentine’s Day. Work hard, achieve something and see, one day, the right person will cross your path.” – Harshal “Harry” Bhatt (US singer, instrumentalist, engineer, and poet)

“If lovers get half price off on Valentine’s Day, then singles should just get everything for free!” – Anonymous

“Today is Valentine’s Day. Or, as men like to call it, Extortion day.” – Jay Leno (US comedian and talk show host)

“If acquiring a boyfriend was as easy as becoming fat, I certainly would have had one to share my Valentine’s Day with.” – Anonymous

“This year’s Valentine’s Day, I will enjoy long, romantic walks to the fridge.” – Anonymous

“Valentine’s Day: the holiday that reminds you that if you don’t have a special someone, you’re alone.” – Lewis Black (US comedian, author, playwright, social critic, and actor)

“The only bubble in the flat champagne of February is Valentine’s Day. It was no accident that our ancestors pinned Valentine’s Day on February’s shirt: he or she lucky enough to have a lover in frigid, antsy February has cause for celebration, indeed.” — Tom Robbins (US novelist)

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10X MEETING EFFECTIVENESS WITH A WHITEBOARD WALL

WHITEBOARD WALLS

By their very nature, whiteboard walls enhance meeting effectiveness due to their large, open, inviting surfaces, great accessibility, and easy erasability. The fact that whiteboard painted surfaces extend from floor to ceiling and from corner to corner in your office, classroom, clinic, or other venue makes them accessible to any team member of any size or physical skill level. At meetings, this means that your staff should feel welcome to freely express their ideas without fear of having to erase one part of their text and then write the next part due to the size limitations of the surface, as they might with traditional framed whiteboards. It also means that meeting participants who may not normally feel at ease speaking their views in meetings, such as those who are shy, new to the team, or of lower rank in the office hierarchy, will feel less inhibited and more willing to share their opinions when confronted with the open, engaging canvas of a whiteboard painted wall.

SMART MARKERS

So-called smart markers are standard dry erase markers (preferably of the low-odor variety) that have been placed in a smart sleeve, which is linked electronically to a sensor to your whiteboard painted wall’s surface. The smart marker sleeve is a device that can store digitized dry erase marker writings and drawings in its internal memory, thus creating a high-tech means to make your meetings more collaborative and successful by streaming the contents created on your whiteboard painted wall in real-time to those in attendance. In addition, the sleeve can spontaneously stream the proceedings of your meeting to other people with the appropriate smartphone apps or computer software located anywhere in the world. The device can also sync data to cloud services, making your gatherings truly global in scope and adding a whole new dimension to the traditional concept of a staff meeting, seminar, conference, or brainstorming session.

PASS THE BUCK

Make sure that your meetings remain on schedule and keep moving along smoothly by having multiple team members write their ideas on your whiteboard wall in sequence. In this way, everyone can have a chance to use the smart markers for collaborative communication and group feedback on their creative suggestions. If you assign a specific length of time for presenting each item on your agenda, you will ensure that all of your team members seriously consider the items and whether there will be enough time to present them, especially if each item is to be discussed by a different team member. This technique reinforces a sense of responsibility and focus in your team and helps to make certain that everyone gets an opportunity to speak their piece while at the same time ensuring that the agreed-upon schedule for the meeting is not extended.

AGENDA POLICE

At the start of a meeting, you should ask the participants to agree that everyone will adhere closely to the day’s agenda of items. With a massive whiteboard painted wall on which to write and draw, you’ll be able to stay focused on the meeting’s agenda more effectively than you would if you were using the limited space of a traditional framed whiteboard. Because the wall’s huge surface area will allow you and all of your team to post your thoughts before the meeting and let people give input on one another’s ideas, you’ll know the agenda items ahead of time and will have given feedback about the most important topics to be discussed. In this way, any deviations from the sequence of the day’s agenda topics will be kept to a minimum, and a strong focus will be maintained throughout the session. If, after all of this planning, some unforeseen discussion subjects do come up, you can designate a specific “holding area” on your whiteboard wall where those ideas are written down for later discussion at another meeting.

You can also keep close watch on the time that has elapsed by periodically writing down the number of minutes remaining for the meeting on your whiteboard wall and reminding the team of the time by saying, for example, “I’m sorry to interrupt here, but there are … minutes left before we have to stop for the day.”

PLANNED LOSS OF CONCENTRATION

You can plan a short break during your meetings to minimize loss of concentration and reduce disorganized thinking among the staff members in attendance. Issues with maintaining focus generally result from fatigue, a sense of tedium, and over-expenditure of mental energy among participants. In tasks like participating in meetings or conferences that require a great deal of concentration and the ability to grasp numerous details, people’s ability to focus is always affected. So scheduling a brief break period of a specific length during a meeting can refresh everyone’s mind, allowing for better comprehension of agenda items and a more productive flow of ideas afterward.

STOP – WHEN THE TIME IS UP, IT IS UP

It’s important to always call a halt to your meetings at the agreed-upon time. Then communicate with your team members to find out if they understood and agreed with the main points discussed and if they have any last-minute additions to make or issues they feel still need to be resolved. The large surface area of your whiteboard painted wall should allow you to record all of the major agenda items and team members’ comments and reactions during the meeting so that such eleventh-hour observations or questions will be easier and more efficient to deal with after the meeting has ended.

Toward the conclusion of the meeting, two key questions to ask yourself and your team members are (1) whether you feel that all of the meeting’s major agenda topics were covered, and (2) if there are any more topics to consider, what steps need to be taken to address them now that the meeting is over.

In addition, after the meeting, if no decisions were finalized and no tasks or projects for implementation were assigned to team members, you might also contemplate the usefulness of the meeting. As time is money, productive business gatherings call for effective ways to make sure that the hours or minutes you spend collaborating aren’t squandered. The following are some ideas on how to efficiently close your meetings: (1) briefly review the decisions that were made at the session either by writing them down on your whiteboard painted wall or by stating them orally; (2) go over all the duties assigned to be accomplished by your team; and (3) list the team members involved and the completion dates. It might be even more effective to ask individual team members to share with the team the specific tasks they were assigned to complete, thus ensuring they are on target and willingly accept their assigned projects.

READY, STEADY

Make sure that everyone will be ready to participate in your meeting at the agreed-upon starting time by posting a reminder on your whiteboard painted wall a day or two in advance. With its huge canvas, the wall can be used to write the message in over-sized letters so that your team members will definitely get the communication about when to start gathering.

THE INTERACTIVE AGENDA

During meetings, note-taking software and apps can be of great help to you and your team members because they allow you to record text and drawings produced on your whiteboard painted wall that can be easily distributed electronically to the meeting participants and other team members anywhere in the world for whom the agenda items are relevant. In this way, your smart dry erase marker combined with your whiteboard wall can allow your international staff members to feel like they’re right in the office, as they can see and take notes on your agenda items and thus stay connected with what’s happening with the team in real-time.

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HOW GOOD IS WHITEBOARD PAINT?

Our superior whiteboard paint is the only dry ease coating on the market today that goes on clear and never turns yellow over time with exposure to light. It’s also available in a non-yellowing white version if you prefer a traditional whiteboard look. Our clear coating can be applied directly on top of an already-painted surface, turning it into a dry erase area without sacrificing your room’s current décor and ambiance. Perfect for offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, retail shops, private homes, or any other place where functionality and beauty are equally prized, our whiteboard coatings can provide you with many years of valuable service for writing and drawing in commercial, organizational or domestic settings.

Once they cure, epoxy-based whiteboard painted surfaces turn yellow through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light produced by the sun or even by indoor fluorescent lighting. When UV light strikes an epoxy whiteboard coating, it degrades the coating’s epoxy polymers, causing so-called “ambering” or a pronounced yellow tint to occur. In contrast, our high-quality whiteboard coatings are not sensitive to the effects of the sun’s rays or of fluorescent lighting because they are water-based and contain no chemicals that would cause them to turn yellow. So to avoid unsightly color changes in your whiteboard painted surface over time, make the clear choice and install our premium coating to enjoy long-term trouble-free use for countless applications in your business, organization, private home, or other venue.

AS SIMPLE AS APPLYING HOUSE PAINT

If you have at least basic painting skills, you can easily apply our premium whiteboard paint with no problems. Just follow the instructions that are included with the product’s packaging to mix the two parts of the paint formula together, use a smooth-napped nine-inch microfiber paint roller to apply it to your surface, wait for 48 hours, and you’re ready to write and draw on your new surface for ten-plus years without ever having to think about recoating. There are, however, some distinctions between installing our whiteboard coating and applying regular interior house paint. For instance, it’s essential to roll on our product in just one pass with your roller instead of the multiple passes you would typically make in using regular house paint. Also, you should not try to stretch the whiteboard paint out with your roller to stop running and dripping because this will adversely affect your application, causing an uneven surface that acquires a dotted appearance when written on and then erased. Conversely, you should also steer clear of rolling the whiteboard paint on too thickly, so it will have drips and runs after it dries. If drips and runs do occur while you’re rolling on the coating, be sure to catch them immediately and avoid going over these spots later after you’ve finished or trying to roll them outward to distribute them thinly. Doing this will cause a failed application, so be sure to pay close attention for runs and drips as you roll.

READY TO USE IN HOURS, NOT DAYS

Unlike other whiteboard coatings, which are often epoxy-based and hard to apply, the amazing technology that goes into manufacturing our top-notch water-based paint helps it to work fast. Once applied, it is dry to the touch in eight hours and ready to write and draw on in just 48 hours, thus allowing you to get back to work and start using your surface to operate your business, run your organization, or teach your students. The savings in time and money you enjoy will be significant because you would have to wait three to seven days to use a surface after installing one of our competitors’ paints. When it comes to whiteboard coatings, such lengthy dry times have nothing to do with superior quality because our coatings are both fast-drying and at the highest level of excellence.

Getting back to your normal routine quickly allows you to maintain your schedule of activities and avoid disruptions in the flow of ongoing business or organizational projects, or in the case of schools, the weekly agenda of lessons and homework assignments. And when you do return to your daily tasks, you’ll have a great new tool for communication and creative expression that has limitless potential uses – your whiteboard painted wall. To make the most of your whiteboard surface, be sure to use low-odor dry erase markers for writing and drawing and a microfiber cloth or towel for quick, easy cleaning.

LONG-LASTING AND DURABLE

With proper maintenance and normal levels of use, our top-quality whiteboard painted surfaces retain their easy dry-erase capability for ten-plus years indoors before needing to be recoated. Our coatings are also highly resistant to streaking, smudging, ghosting, and abrasion. This great capacity to withstand continuous long-term wear and tear without deteriorating saves you a lot of money and also significantly helps the environment since you will no longer have to purchase flip charts, traditional whiteboards, or electronic devices such as interactive whiteboards, which are costly and generally end up in landfills to the detriment of our planet. Therefore, having our top-quality whiteboard paints applied in your office, classroom, private home, or other venue is an extremely sensible and environmentally sound decision. In no time, your business, school, home, or organization will realize the great benefits of having a healthy work environment and an efficient means of communication through the use of our high-quality whiteboard surfaces.

WHITEBOARD PAINT IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & GREEN CERTIFIED

With whiteboard painted surfaces, you don’t have to purchase (and someday throw away) large bulky framed whiteboards. In addition, no valuable raw materials such as aluminum and wood are required to manufacture them, and no harmful chemicals are emitted into the atmosphere when they are produced and applied. For this reason, our premium whiteboard paints have been certified as compliant with the environmental safety standards of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the most commonly utilized green construction ranking system around the globe.

According to Paul Nutcher, president of the environmental advertising agency Green Apple Group, today’s well-constructed energy-efficient buildings are frequently airtight, so products such as paints and whiteboard wall coatings used in the design and construction of building interiors can create a low-quality indoor environment for occupants if they are high in hazardous chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds are found in the epoxy-based formulas of many of our competitors’ whiteboard paint products. “Offgassing” is the technical term used to describe the release of VOCs from such coatings.

Thus, architects, contractors, and others involved in designing and constructing eco-friendly buildings have a great interest in a product’s environmental impact and the creation of healthier indoor spaces than those built in the past. For this reason, our management team sought to develop environmentally sound yet highly durable whiteboard coatings that were eligible for LEED-compliant certification, and in this way, do their part to enhance green building practices and the condition of Earth’s environment. As the LEED website states, “Buildings have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Green building is the practice of designing, constructing and operating buildings to maximize occupant health and productivity, use fewer resources, [and] reduce waste and negative environmental impacts.”

When you opt for whiteboard painted walls instead of traditional framed whiteboards, glass dry-erase boards, or similar products, you assist in all of these areas:

1. You maximize the health and productivity of your team members or students by using a paint that is low odor, extremely low in VOCs, and eco-friendly.

2. You consume far fewer resources by avoiding the need for aluminum, particleboard, glass, melamine, and other materials whose manufacture is damaging to our ecosystem.

3. You reduce waste and again help the environment by avoiding the consumption of non-recyclable products.

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Whiteboard Wall Quotes for January 2021 – ReMARKable Whiteboard Paint

January: The Month for Fresh Starts

January, a chilly month in which to stay warm until Valentine’s Day,
features the latest sunrise of the year as well as holidays like New
Year’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Traditionally, it’s viewed as
a time for fresh starts, for making resolutions to improve our quality
of life and personal behavior, and for taking stock of ourselves, which
is a good practice at any time of year. Some people love January because
they value the quiet interlude it offers after the holidays. Others
dislike the effort needed to start over, whether it means returning to
work or school or simply beginning a new calendar year. However, the
month has many other features that have been pondered and commented on
through the decades, such as its leading place in the calendar and its
reputation as a time for making resolutions.

The following is a collection of quotes related to the month of January that are perfect for writing on your whiteboard painted wall
to help inspire you in the work-from-home office or to encourage your
children in the homeschool setting. According to psychologist and
motivation expert Dr. Jonathan Fader, posting such quotes can be highly
effective on people who are open to positive, coherent messages that use
powerful images and appeal to their hopeful nature. So, to help uplift
your thinking and examine aspects of your life that you want to change
or overcome, you can make use of your whiteboard wall as a posting area.
Try regularly writing down three to seven of these quotes that best
resonate with your work-from-home or homeschool goals. With any luck,
you’ll find some food for thought among these observations, as well as
some humor and personal inspiration for the coming year.

Regarding January First

1. “We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room,
drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this
year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our
lives, not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ―Ellen Goodman (U.S.
journalist)

2. “I love beginnings. If I were in charge of calendars, every day
would be January 1.”―Jerry Spinelli (U.S. writer of children’s novels)

3. “I’ll never understand why everybody puts so much emphasis on
January first. There are three hundred and sixty-four other days in the
year that you can make a change.” ―Elizabeth Eulberg (U.S. author)

4. New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. — Charles Lamb (English essayist and poet)

About Fresh Starts

5. “New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter waiting to be
written.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach (best-selling U.S. author,
philanthropist, and public speaker)

6. “January,
The first month of the year,
A perfect time to start all over again,
Changing energies and deserting old moods,
New beginnings, new attitudes” ― Charmaine J. Forde (U.S. author and poet)

7. “And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never
been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke (Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist)

8. “Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”– Alfred, Lord Tennyson (renowned English poet)

9. “Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering, ‘it will be happier.’” ― Alfred, Lord Tennyson

10. “New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some
level of excitement as new chances come your way.” – Oscar Auliq-Ice
(U.S. author, humanist, and philanthropist)

11. “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous New Year by
believing.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach (U.S. author, philanthropist, and
public speaker)

12. “Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are
found for the New Year.” – John R. Dallas (U.S. author, management
consultant, and coach)

13. “Enter this New Year with gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.”– Avina Celeste (U.S. writer)

14. “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”
― Brad Paisley (U.S. country music singer and songwriter)

15. “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if
you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new
things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing
your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more
importantly, you’re Doing Something. Whatever it is you’re scared of
doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” ― Neil Gaiman
(English author)

16. “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put
words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and its first
chapter is New Year’s Day.” ―Edith Lovejoy Pierce (Anglo-American poet
and pacifist)

17. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”― T.S. Eliot (renowned Anglo-American poet)

18. “New Year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story?
Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” — Alex Morritt (British
author, poet, and lyricist)

19. “The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book waiting
to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Melody
Beattie (U.S. author of self-help books)

20. “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” – Vern McLellan (U.S. author)

21. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it
right.”– Oprah Winfrey (U.S. talk show host, T.V. producer, actor,
author, and philanthropist)

22. “Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365
blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last
year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the
charity we forgot to offer.” ― Peggy Toney Horton (U.S. author)

23. “What do you need in the New Year? You need a dream; your dream
needs action; and your action needs right thinking. Without right
thinking, you can have only unrealized dreams.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
(Turkish playwright, novelist and thinker)

24. “Things to do in January:
• Read a good book
• Get a library card
• Walk 30 minutes a day
• Send a birthday card to a friend
• Invest in a fitness tracker
• Buy a coin jar and save those quarters and nickels
• Donate to a charity
• Volunteer 45 minutes of your time to an organization
• Take a yoga class
• Volunteer at bingo night at a nursing home.” ― Charmaine J. Forde (U.S. author and poet)

Concerning New Year’s Resolutions

25. “Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would
like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part.
It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the
year to come.” – Melody Beattie (U.S. author of self-help books)

26. “Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want to make a New Year’s
prayer, not a resolution. I’m praying for courage.” – Susan Sontag (U.S.
writer, filmmaker, philosopher, and teacher)

27. “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long
after the excitement of the moment has passed.” — Cavett Robert (U.S.
motivational speaker)

28. “New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, providing
this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” – James Agate
(English diarist and theatre critic)

29. “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!” – Joey Adams (U.S. comedian, radio host, and author)

30. “January is always a good month for behavioral economics: Few
things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions.
February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of
those resolutions are broken.” ― Sendhil Mullainathan (Indian professor
of computation and behavioral science)
31. “No one’s ever achieved
financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by
February.”―Suze Orman (U.S. financial advisor, author, and podcast host)

32. “Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make New
Year’s resolutions. It’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!”–
D.S. Mixell (U.S. legal assistant and author)

Opinions about January

33. “January is the month for dreaming.” — Jean Hersey (U.S. writer)

34. “January, month of empty pockets! Let us endure this month,
anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead.” — Sidonie Gabrielle
Colette (French author and woman of letters)

35. “January: When everyone on Facebook becomes a weather forecaster.” — Anonymous

36. “January is the calendar’s ingrown hair.” ― Stewart Stafford (Irish actor)

37. “If I had my way, I would remove January from the calendar
altogether and have an extra July instead.”―Roald Dahl (British
novelist, short-story writer, and poet)

38. “To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.”―Jean Paul (German Romantic writer)

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WHY USING WHITEBOARD WALLS ARE BETTER THAN INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS IN THE CLASSROOM

The Downsides of Using Interactive Whiteboards

1. Time Required for Lesson Preparation

Designing and preparing lessons for use with these devices is extremely time consuming, because teachers need to research, evaluate, interpret, install, and maneuver the software programs that allow the devices to be used. 

2. Insufficient Training Can Lead to Problems

Teachers who lack adequate training often have difficulty using electronic whiteboards, which cause frustration for teachers that leads to the decline of student morale, classroom atmosphere, and respect for the teacher.

3. Student Height Limitations

Young students and older students who are short in stature typically have trouble reaching an interactive whiteboard’s top portion. 

4. Problems with Lighting and Display

Whiteboards are hard to see when sunlight hits them so they have to be positioned correctly, with effective blinds in the classroom or meeting area where the boards are used.

5. Problems Caused by Remote Access

Remote data entry typically results in the generation of mixed signals, on-screen nonsense, and an overload of inputs. In addition, teachers might experience problems if students use their remote access ability to for other purposes.

6. Cost of Purchase, Installation, Training, and Maintenance

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage of using interactive whiteboards is their high initial cost, which ranges from $1,500 on the very low-end to $6,500+ each depending on model. In comparison, traditional whiteboards cost anywhere from $25.00 to $600.00 each and a ReMARKable Clear Whiteboard Paint 100 Square Foot Kit only costs around $315.00.

7. Negative Impact on Eye Health

Continuously staring at interactive whiteboard screens, especially in dark rooms, can strain the eyes and thus negatively impact students’ eyesight. 

8. Limitations on the Touch-Sensitive Function

The screens, at times, may fail to be responsive enough to convey the information required. This shortcoming can be quite frustrating to users such as teachers in classroom settings, as it interferes with lesson plans and students’ ability to learn effectively.

9. Distortion of Data

The advantage of simultaneous data entry from various points can quickly turn into a drawback if a board distorts or jumbles information coming from multiple input devices at the same time. Such an incident can end up being quite messy and the data presented might lose meaning. 

10. Resistance from Older Teachers

Old school teachers are often uncomfortable with using high-tech devices in the classroom, including interactive whiteboard. Some find the devices too complex while others complain about having to change their long-established instructional styles when required to use them.

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Conducting Virtual Meetings From Home with a Whiteboard Wall

Virtual meetings are playing an increasingly important role in the lives of today’s company owners, project managers, and others who work with remote teams in business, the professions, and education. Over the last decade, the number of such meetings has risen significantly, going from the occasional conference call ten years ago, to today, when project managers spend many of their working hours on video conferences, conference calls, and other types of online meetings. These remote activities are more cost-effective and time-saving than in-person contacts, as they permit connection-making from anywhere in the world, and the sharing of a broad range of information in real-time with many team members all at once.

Learn up to date tricks and tips on conducting virtual meetings from home with a whiteboard wall. Read the full article on our website: 

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