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A new year is upon us! As we enter 2010, new opportunities emerge with fresh goals and plans. Our focus in this edition is help you achieve your goals through proper planning, resources and goal-setting strategies. Check out the tools and tips below to start your new year off right:

Goal-setting - important skill at any age!

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Article from: Washington Post, Jan. 1, 2010

 

Sticking to New Year's resolutions is an age-old challenge. Virginia educators want to make it easier for the next generation by emphasizing goal-setting in the public schools. Starting next year, the Virginia Board of Education will require all eighth-graders to develop high school plans, complete with career and academic goals.

 

To prepare, sixth-graders in Fairfax County public schools are taking lessons this year in setting and achieving SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, results-based and timely) goals. Teachers at many schools start these lessons earlier.

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Tips of the Month

Being Clear on WHY You Have Your Goals

By: Tyler Huggins

No doubt, many of us have made resolutions lately.  Here are just 3 quick tips to help us avoid letting them slip down the gutter of dusty old resolutions from years passed!

  1. Become aware of your urges to give up, and be prepared for them. We all have urges to stop, but they are mostly unconscious. One of the most effective things you can do is to start being more conscious of those urges. A good exercise is to go through the day with a little piece of paper and make a mark for each time you get a negative urge. That will make you aware of those thoughts. This way you can plan beforehand for when those urges hit - write down your plan because you will not feel like coming up with a plan when you are in the middle of those negative feelings.
  2. Chart Your Progress. This chart is not just for information purposes, to look back and see how you’re doing. It’s to motivate us to keep up with goals. Be diligent about checking your chart and marking dots or “x”s - then you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss making those marks on the chart regularly. However you do it, track your progress and allow yourself a bit of pride each time you give yourself a good mark.  Now, you will have some bad marks on your chart - that’s OK. Don’t let a few bad marks stop you from continuing - Instead strive to get the good marks next time.

  3. Have powerful reasons. Write them downKnow your reasons. Know the “whys”.  Give them some thought and write them down. Doing it for reasons that involve loved ones can be even more powerful than just doing it for yourself. Doing it for yourself is great too, but either way, make sure you REALLY REALLY want it to happen, and know the really good reasons why.

Having goals that meet the SMART criteria is very important, but it is only part of the larger battle – being clear on what is important to you and very clearly understanding why, is one part of then being able to channel that into motivation, which provide more benefit than nearly any other aspect of goal setting.

 

Microsoft Office

By: Alex Siedule

 

In Word 2007:

Sometimes you will find the last page of your document only has one or two lines while the rest of the page is empty. Rather than try to shorten the document by deleting space or lines, try clicking the “Shrink One Page” button that is found in Print Preview. It will shrink your document automatically to remove the unwanted last page.

 

Adobe Illustrator

By: Jane Pratico

 

InDesign:
Copy document pages from one document to another by selecting a range of pages in the Pages Panel and then dragging them on top of another document.

 

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Mar, 8, May 31, Jul. 12, Oct. 4, Dec. 6

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3938C: Updating Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003 to 2007 SP1

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5047B: Introduction to Installing and Managing MS Exchange Server 2007

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5050: Recovering Messaging Servers and Databases Using MS Exchange Server 2007

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5051: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

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2541B: Course 2541B: Core Data Access with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

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2548: Core Distributed Application Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

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6368A: Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

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