Free Download for MUN Advisors!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E | Comments Off on Free Download for MUN Advisors!

Free Download for MUN Advisors!

We’ve recently added a small section to the appendices specifically for Model UN teachers and advisors! We’re also giving it to you, appended onto the intro to our book, for free! Download it now! This is the only complete book written on Model UN… and the task was not taken lightly. We hope to continue working and developing supplemental material to integrate Model UN into social studies classrooms because the interactivity and educational potential of the Model UN experience is deeper than the traditional curriculum. In Model UN, students take active roles in their own learning and that is PRICELESS! Get a copy and help support our educational goals!...

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The Modern Age of MUN!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Current Events, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E, Updates | Comments Off on The Modern Age of MUN!

The Modern Age of MUN!

Model UN is getting some PRESS! First, we’d like to point you to the biggest article we’ve seen about Model UN as the New York Times must have hired an author with some legit MUN experience to explain how integral this new educational experience is for students growing up in this global world! And we also would like to tip our hats to our friends at Best Delegate for getting some great exposure in the article! On a side note that proves this whole MUN thing is growing like wildfire, our book is being ordered by the University of Indiana for use in a college course based on bringing Model UN into the classroom! We’re extremely honored that someone out there has heard of us. We did happen to write the only complete book on Model UN that exists, so we can’t blame them. But the main reason we’re writing today is because we wanted to share with you that the book has some new additions! MUN-E now includes an extra section on advanced strategies in Chapter 6: “The Blueprint,” as well as a whole new Chapter that carries you through the creation of your own website for your club, your conference, or your own blog. Just like our website is connected to our Facebook and Twitter, you can connect your site the same way using our chapter on “Going Digital.” Your site will be set up in WordPress FOR FREE, then with a few clicks you’ll have all of your social media integrated, and you’ll be managing your site like a pro with the WordPress dashboard. This is the future and we made it our mission to help get you there. Advisors and Club Organizers!!! Yes, we didn’t forget about you either. There is now an appendix that details organizational strategies for sustaining a successful Model UN Club along with some tips on managing a school trip of 80-100 high school students. Use the summer wisely and get prepped for this year’s competition! We’re including a preview of the book here. Use the little orange [+] button to share it!...

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Preview our Book NOW!!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Blog, Current Events, Featured, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E, Social Skills, Updates | Comments Off on Preview our Book NOW!!

Preview our Book NOW!!

For the first time, we’re finally letting you read some excerpts of the book!! Use the little orange [+] button to share it! [BuyBook]

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The REVOLUTION of SI

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Blog, Friends of MUN-E, Lessons, ModelUN, MUN, Social Skills, Updates | Comments Off on The REVOLUTION of SI

The REVOLUTION of SI

We’ve only scratched the surface of the utility & ubiquity of Social Intelligence in our everyday life. Like a fellow Model UN advisor shared with us, “this belongs in the high school curriculum, especially with everything that’s going on nowadays.” And we couldn’t agree more. No matter what profession our Model UN graduates pursue, their practices in committee AND outside committee are fertile grounds for becoming incredible contributors to the future! Not only is this topic so new, it’s expanding so quickly into our own business and social world. Body language experts are analyzing presidential debates, MBAs are taking business classes on social interaction, Navy Commanders are hoping to “socialize” our own local police, and even kindergartners are learning how to meditate and emotionally empathize with their upset classmates! How is this all connected? Social Intelligence. At the risk of being a little radical, we think it’s so important to our communal success and survival, it could almost suffice as a modern, secular foundation for morality. Mathematically, John Nash won the Nobel Prize in economics for this idea within game-theory… and we could communally earn the spoils! So get yourself educated about this stuff!! Watch a few videos and read a few blogs! Amy Cuddy gave this incredibly inspiring TED talk.  She talks about how our body language is a biological mechanism for treating our own health and well-being with hormone therapy. She also discusses the incredible self-transformation that happened through her own experience. Check it out if you haven’t seen it. Psychology Today contributor, Dr. Michael Austin, wrote this great article about social intelligence, empathy, and its incredible effects! We give what we receive and it even rings true among doctor-patient relationships! Doctors who show empathy have better patient recovery rates AND a lower probability of malpractice suits. Computer programmers created Github.com with the goal of connecting as many editors as possible and increase the efficiency of software engineering. This is just one small example of the incredible power that social media and social networking in the digital world will advance the ideas of social intelligence far beyond the initial expectations of those who’ve developed these ideas. Our own sites: Model UN Education and The MUNIVERSITY are our own attempts to bring you this training. We’re always looking for co-conspirators and collaborators! Write to us if you’re interested! Daniel Goleman has popularized the emotional intelligence paradigm that also gave rise to the new push for engaging modern leaders to develop their own social intelligence. A few of his numerous books are linked below and here’s a link to his youtube videos! Last but not least, aren’t you on Facebook? Of course you are. Aren’t you on Twitter? We all are! We’re pouring our social communication into these sites and keeping tabs on our own social circles! Businesses are now using these networks for marketing and promotions, and even good samaritans are create social media on-the-fly when natural disasters hit! Hurricane Sandy is a perfect example of this modern technology and social intelligence effort! We also posted about this on The MUNIVERSITY. Remember, we are bringing you this revolutionary information before everyone! And we...

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Testimonials from MUN Experts!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Blog, Friends of MUN-E, Testimonials | 61 comments

Testimonials from MUN Experts!

We put so much time and effort into creating this book because, the truth is, THERE IS NOTHING ON THE MARKET THAT PREPARES YOU FOR THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF MODEL UN!! And our readers agree with that sentiment! We’ve got some great feedback from some really experienced delegates and successful Model UN advisors, as well as Best Delegate! We’re looking forward to bringing MUN-E to the MUN masses and we’re glad you’re here to check it out. The final touches on the second edition are complete and we know this is the best book about Model UN on the planet. Just check out these testimonials of what’s in the book: Our first from A. Latham of NC was very insightful! Hey, so I quite liked the book. There were a lot of things in it that I never really thought about but when I started imagining them they made perfect sense. I’ve read a lot of books about public speaking and Model UN topics and the part when the kind of sign of victory for any source of information is when I put it down and start wandering around the room, ostensibly to get a glass of water, but then I’m imagining giving speeches on the topic and things like that. Then the source can know that it’s achieved its goals. And MUN-E did that, there were a couple points where I went to “get a glass of water” and was pacing around my carpet thinking about Model UN situations where I would apply the ideas you wrote about like a pro and win. Ryan V. of Best Delegate said: I first wanted to catch up with you and Anthony re: MUN-E. Thanks for sending KFC and me a copy — I read the entire thing and I think it’s groundbreaking. We definitely need to thank them for posting our philosophy of MUN-E on their site! You can read it here. G. Gordon of Kew Forest School said: I just wanted to thank you for all of your efforts. I spoke with many of my Model UN Club members today. They really loved the presentation and found it interesting, thought provoking and useful. You and Anthony really reached them. No reason why this shouldn’t be part of any quality high school curriculum. Nathan Hughes of HARMUN Bahamas International School said: I have finished your book and really enjoyed it- it was excellent! I will be recommending that the School library and I will certainly be using it to help my students for next year. Now that you’ve seen what our readers have to say, isn’t it time you actually read it??? It’s on Amazon, now! Here’s a video recorded by our friends at Best Delegate when they came to see our students host their annual JPSMUN. The premiere Model UN news website, BestDelegate.com has visited a our annual high school conference and they took some video our own best delegates, interviewing them about their philosophy of MUN and what about Model UN has helped them succeed. Some of the delegates speaking will be attending colleges such as Wharton School of...

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Big Q’s for the next generation?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Current Events, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN Debate Topics | 169 comments

Big Q’s for the next generation?

This is a very serious question and we can guarantee that no one around you will have a good answer… Which presidential candidate has a plan on any issue that addresses the lifelong needs of the age group that is not even in college yet, namely “children?” Inflation has been increasing faster than at any point in history. Programs like Social Security & Medicare are scheduled to be dilapidated by the time today’s children hit their 30’s. College costs are rising so quickly that students are being advised that college loans will result in costs that are equivalent to a mortgage. Updates of our country’s infrastructure are estimated to cost trillions of dollars, public schools are losing employees faster than at anytime in history, and unemployment is at an all-time high for 18-30 year olds and is NOT getting better. Today’s 20-35 year old group is making less than their parents did and this trend is on pace to turn out worse for today’s children. War has been in the news every single day of a 10 year old’s life. Technology is changing so quickly that laws, economics, education, medicine, and PEOPLE can’t keep up. This is happening WHILE THE COUNTRY IS ON A TEN YEAR TREND OF CUTTING INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION and while our nation’s scores are declining relative to the rest of the world. We need kids to ask these questions to the rest of the nation! The problems in our country are only becoming MORE detrimental to the future generation in the United States. The solutions to these problems are also going to rest on their shoulders more than any generation before them. We personally believe that the students who read this and realize their situation are going to be better prepared to change the world for their generation and themselves… And you MUNners who are practicing the skills that will be needed to change the politics of our nation for the benefit of everyone, we are here because we want to help. The future used to be a bright horizon that inspired beautiful movies and classic poems. The world NEEDS YOU to ask questions about YOUR FUTURE. We need you. And we wish you the best of luck in preparing for the future… But unlike the loud mouth figureheads and misguided voters & media, we promise to help you. And don’t be afraid let us know how we can help you even more… Learn to be one of the trendsetters in the future: Get MUN-E! Free membership to The MUNIVERSITY comes with your book!...

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