With all of the commotion and excitement at the end of the school day, our little ones are leaving behind so much that we never get the chance to see. Poems and art work that they work so hard on never get the praise it deserves from us, and sometimes we miss out on how brilliant our children are outside of what we already know. It is important that as parents we are able to promote success and be a part of our children’s journey.
ClassDojo is an educational social media app that provides a platform for teachers, parents and students to share and communicate all things educational in a safe environment. The one of a kind educational app recently made a change that will make the sharing experience even easier. They have added Student Stories to the app, which allows students to upload and store photos to a digital portfolio for their parents to view later.
Co-Founder and Chief Product officer Liam Don sat down for an interview with The 74 million to talk about the innovative application and its new improvements. Before the new Student Stories feature, students were able to share and discuss homework, but other assignments like science and creative writing were off limits. For most kids, those are the most exciting parts, getting down and dirty with a messy science project, or just being creative and letting your mind flow.
ClassDojo launched in 2011 with a goal of linking parents to the classroom in a fun and convenient way. Because most parents are employed full-time, it is sometimes difficult for them to participate in school activities, or be as hands on as they may want to be. Liam Don hopes that ClassDojo will help change that. He believes that this platform will help spark conversation between parents and students about their shared work and projects at the dinner table, or even on the car ride home.
They focus heavily on grades K-8, helping teachers, students and parents create a more intimate relationship with classwork. Class Dojo is widely appreciated by all users because of its ability to connect and share like never before.
Brad Reifler wants to help those middle class investors find an answer to the all important question “How do I make more money with my investments?” As Yahoo! Finance reports, Reifler and his company, Forefront Capital, are working very hard at developing a new investment trust to aid investors reach their goals.
Reifler has enough experience in the world of finance and investing to realize people who come from the “99%” may not have the necessary resources available to them to take part in high-volatility investments. In a way, this is a positive thing. High-risk investments are ones known for a greater potential for losses. Investors with significant net worth amounts are more capable of navigating losses from such endeavors. They also have the potential to make huge returns on investments if things work out in their favor.
The non-accredited investor, however, must accept more limited options. Unfortunately, he or she ends up limiting those options even further by assuming exceedingly few options are available. The belief there are few investment options opens is one reason why the “average investor” puts way too much money into the stock market at the exclusion of other investment vehicles.
Limiting one’s investment options is never a good idea. Doing so puts a person at the mercy of that particularly narrow investment. Without versatility and diversification, an investment portfolio will be, at best, conservative.
The Forefront Income Trust is the new investment venture designed for non-accredited investors. Entry into the trust requires a minimum of only $2,500. The investment assets in the trust are diverse, which means the assets go beyond just publicly traded stocks. The trust comes with higher risk, but effective management of the trust hopes to mitigate said risk. Check Brad out for yourself on Twitter @BradleyR.
Ken Goodrich has a reputation for buying and improving HVAC companies, over his career he has worked to fixed 20 companies. Every new acquisition has its set of challenges, but Goettl Air Conditioning was more than just business issues. Goettl needed a change in vision, and Goodrich felt like he was the man for the job.
Goettl Air Conditioning needed a change from the top down, so one of his most sweeping changes was the management team. He “cleaned house” and brought in new management to help instill a different vision. Goodrich also tasked the employees with doing quality checks on 300 completed installations. He wanted the employees to feel proud of their work and the customers to see the change in the company. Goodrich required employees to take pictures to sign off on all installations.
Goodrich improved the office systems within the company. He updated their book keeping, financial systems, and information technology department. This improvement on all sides ensured that the company didn’t lose money. Goettl had a special place with Goodrich.
The 75th anniversary marked a new era for Goettl. Goodrich worked diligently with his team to improve all areas of the business. He even worked with the BBB to secure a new (still Goettl) name for the company to help get away from previous bad ratings.