"In order to truly innovate schools have to become messier. Managers have to learn to let go, allow cross-divisional creativity, embrace a higher degree of risk. These are just blue-letter laws of innovation. "
"Story Pirates is a nationally respected education and media organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. By pairing world-class teachers with first-rate actors and comedians, we offer a variety of tools to make learning more engaging and effective."
"Student bullying is well-recognized and no longer accepted as a rite of passage. Already schools across the country are demanding policies that address bullying among students. Yet policymakers fail to recognize that the context for student bullying and violence in the school environment is created and sustained by the adults."
"Most large firms of today are ill-equipped to compete in the emerging Creative Economy, in which globalization and the shift in power in the marketplace from seller to buyer have put the customer in charge."
"Work teams Cooperate; learning teams collaborate. What is the difference between collaborating and cooperating? Online communities and group work in particular has generated much discussion."
Via Anne Whaits, Petra Pollum
New Deloitte Report: The Leadership Premium - "Based on a survey of leading market analysts globally, the report finds that the quality of senior leadership—including core capabilities as well as personal qualities such as honesty and integrity—has a direct, and measurable, impact on analysts’ assessments of whether companies have been successful and will be successful in the future."
"The ability to automatically determine personality type could change the way social networks target services to users...Thedata associated with our online behavior is a rich and valuable source of information about our innermost natures"
"A child's imagination is more than just make believe, it is an area that sparks their creativity like no other an outlet for them, leading to open ended play and endless possibilities where they can be anything they want to be."
"High-resolution photos of lava flows on Mars reveal coiling spiral patterns that resemble snail or nautilus shells. Such patterns have been found in a few locations on Earth, but never before on Mars."
"Emotion-sensing computer software that models and responds to students' cognitive and emotional states -- including frustration and boredom -- has now been developed...Tested on more than 1,000 students, AutoTutor produces learning gains of approximately one letter grade -- gains that have proven to outperform novice human tutors and almost reach the bar of expert human tutors."
"Researchers are using Google Adwords to test the persuasive power of different messages ... Who knows what kind of insight these kinds of approaches might produce into the nature of persuasiveness and the human mind."
"The 21st Century Learning Initiative’s essential purpose is to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning that draw upon a range of insights into the human brain, the functioning of human societies, and learning as a community-wide activity. We believe this will release human potential in ways that nurture and form local democratic communities worldwide, and will help reclaim and sustain a world supportive of human endeavor."
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
"More collaboration and more creative promotion for new artists are needed as the Latin music industry continues to grow and diversify, industry leaders said Tuesday at the opening of Billboard's 23rd Latin Music Conference."
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