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How to think faster, better on your feet - CNN.com

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" Life coach Gail Blanke went to acting school to learn to improvise in any situation. Turns out the tricks that actors use on stage can help you score a date, land a job -- or just make any conversation more engaging".


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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, February 7, 2013 10:59 AM

The benefits of improv. See how to make it work for you.

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I want you to think about how drama can help you with real life siuations. Where and how could you use imprevisation skills? Can you recall a time, When you have used your drama skills, to get what you wanted?

Renae Phillips's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:08 PM

They say Drama is just acting and has nothing to do with the real world, but i disagree strongly.  When have you been in a situation in the real world where you had to think fast on your feet and improvise?  Where have you used what you learnt in drama to help you get what you want in life? Drama is all about action reaction and plays a strong role in your everyday life.

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Mentoring: 5 Questions to ask potential menthes

Mentoring: 5 Questions to ask potential menthes | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
Tony Tjan, chief executive and a founder of Cue Ball, a venture capital firm in Boston, suggests waiting before criticizing someone else’s new idea.
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Mel Riddile's curator insight, December 9, 2012 8:03 AM


  1. What is it that you really want to be and do? 
  2. What are you doing really well that is helping you get there? 
  3. What are you not doing well that is preventing you from getting there? 
  4. What will you do differently tomorrow to meet those challenges? 
  5. How can I help, and where do you need the most help?
Meyer's curator insight, January 23, 2013 4:53 AM

"There are five questions to pose to someone you’re trying to be a mentor to: What is it that you really want to be and do? What are you doing really well that is helping you get there? What are you not doing well that is preventing you from getting there? What will you do differently tomorrow to meet those challenges? How can I help, and where do you need the most help?"

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7 Ways to ReWire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader

7 Ways to ReWire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
These 7 practices create incremental changes in the neural structure of your brain and can improve the effectiveness of your leadership and the quality of your life.
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What storytelling does to our brains

What storytelling does to our brains | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.
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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 5, 2012 9:42 AM
Thanks for the article.
José Carlos's comment, December 5, 2012 10:25 AM
you are welcome :)
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The Role of Principals in Successful Schools : Education Next

The Role of Principals in Successful Schools : Education Next | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

Eric Hanushek, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his new study that measures how much principals contribute to student achievement. The study, “School Leaders Matter,” which Hanushek co-authored with Gregory F. Branch and Steven G. Rivkin, appears in the Winter 2013 issue of Education Next.


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Top 29 Ways To Stay Creative [Infographic + Marty Note]

Top 29 Ways To Stay Creative [Infographic + Marty Note] | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...

Marty Note

My favorite ways to stay creative are:

* Free writing.
* Drawing and painting.

* Reading (actual BOOKS not blog posts lol).
* Talking to smart friends.
* Hitting the museums especially NYC or Philly.
* Riding a bicycle (very Zen meditation for me).

* Creating thought experiments.

* Doing math in my head (I suck at it so it forces all the reserves in).

* Music especially LOUD rock or jazz (Miles especially).

* Taking pictures to support a story.

* Watching TV (Ovation, PBS and HBO best sources of inspiration).

* Working out (back when I had the energy to do that LOL).

* Playing with my crazy bengal cat Lucian.

* Shopping but only in musuem or art stores. 
* Working in public (makes me zero in and focus deeper).

* Looking at great design (effect is delayed but there).

* Changing a location (traveling).

* Used to read magazines, blogs don't seem to do it.

* Read something HARD I don't understand (all in again).

* Interview someone smarter than me.

* Curate something especially across nontraditional lines. 

* Create a contest or a game. 

* Manipulate SPEED of task (speed up or slow way down).

* Think about creative times in the past (working with Alton Pickens at Vassar).

 

Other great ways to stay creative in this infographic. 


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, November 21, 2012 9:51 PM
Thanks Khaled. We are eating Turkey and watching football tomorrow. Hope things are SAFE and quiet where you are too my friend. Keep that marvelous smart head down hear. Marty
Khaled El Ahmad's comment, November 21, 2012 10:00 PM
Yummy Save some of that giblet gravy for me :-)
All is good here, thank you for asking bro all the best and Happy Thanks Giving Day
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Could Groopt Be Your Next Classroom Management Tool? | Edudemic

Could Groopt Be Your Next Classroom Management Tool? | Edudemic | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

You don’t often think of fraternities and sororities as being the target market for most teacher tools. But a startup called Groopt may have a place in your classroom quite soon.

Groopt started out as, and still basically is, a way for groups of people to have a private social network. It’s like Path with a sprinkling of Edmodo and Facebook. There’s an activity stream, apps, groups, calendars, document sharing, and even WePay for accepting payments.

But the two best features of Groopt you’re going to dig? It’s free and advertisement-free. So it’s great for any teacher looking to try out an Edmodo alternative, be an early adopter, or basically just try to increase the amount of communication in your classroom.


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Reach to rewire

Until recent years, the story of your brain was pretty discouraging. When I was getting my degree in Cognitive Science in the 1980s, I was told what you may have heard: you are born with billions of brain cells. Your brain sets like concrete as you become an adult. Neurons die throughout your lifetime, and then you die. So suck it up!
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The Trust Maturity Model

The Trust Maturity Model | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

The Trust Maturity Model from www.giveleaderhip.com...

 

What is the level of trust in your team?

 

Chaos? Learning? Optimizing? Or, Innovating?


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AlGonzalezinfo thank you for all the follows - love your curated work as well. Still learning how to use all the features
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@Metta Solutions, you are welcome, I really like your curated work as well. One suggestion would be to link your twitter account to scoop.it, this way you will be mentioned automatically on twitter when we rescoop your posts.
Geoff Roberts's curator insight, January 18, 9:43 AM

Nice descriptive framework, but it needs a 'how to get there' as well...

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What is a Coaching Style of Leadership? | CCC Blog

What is a Coaching Style of Leadership? | CCC Blog | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

Developing leadership competency in an organization with training on coaching skills will increase employee engagement and productivity. Ultimately, true leadership is about empowering others and enhancing their innate ...


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9 things successful people do differently

9 things successful people do differently | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle.

 

In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.


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The Art Of Listening Everyone needs a good listening to!!

The Art Of Listening  Everyone needs a good listening to!! | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
We each have a need to be heard The most basic human need is to understand and to be understood. But most people do not listen; they listen with the goal of responding To respond is to react, and to react is not to listen.

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The Art of Coaching Teachers - Education Week Teacher

The Art of Coaching Teachers - Education Week Teacher | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
Elena Aguilar, an experienced K-12 educator, is an transformational leadership coach in the Oakland, Calif., school district.
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Seven Gifts for Every Leader This Christmas

Seven Gifts for Every Leader This Christmas | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
Santa is making his list and checking it twice. He’s going to find out which leaders have been naughty or nice. Actually, I think any person willing to step into a position of leading and man...
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How to Deliver Critical Feedback that Sticks

How to Deliver Critical Feedback that Sticks | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, December 5, 2012 3:19 AM


Business owners often struggle when it comes to delivering critical feedback to an employee, especially when aspects of the employees performance, leave much to be desired.


Unfortunately, if a business owner or manager wants their critical feedback to be accepted by the employee, the feedback must be direct and not be delivered as hints or polite requests for certain changes to take place.


This good article, suggests employees need to be told upfront what exactly the relevant issue is, and it then suggests three steps to take to ensure that the critical feedback is received appropriately and the message sinks in in a way that will result in the requested outcomes.


Bond Beebe Accountants & Advisors's curator insight, December 18, 2012 5:29 AM

Providing effective feedback is an essential skill for managers at every level.  As this piece suggests, offering concrete, detailed direction is key to employee success.

 

ThinDifference's curator insight, March 10, 2013 6:47 AM

Great three step way to deliver feedback. We need to me more intentional in our feedback so all involved get better in what we do.

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How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I knew about the OCR in photos.  I did not know about the OCR .pdf function.  Awesome!

Ken

 

 

Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all your scanned PDFs get you excited in a way only seriously organised people could ever understand? If so, Evernote is the tool you need right now – and we’ve got the perfect manual to get you started using it like a professional.

 

Downloads are free from MakeUseOf - just tweet about the product you want. -JL

 

 


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Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 5:09 AM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 5:09 AM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, May 15, 2013 2:02 PM
Hanks everyone, it really is a fantastic tool and I am still finding ways to use it better. It certainly helps to stay better organized.
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Where Is Your Impatience Placed?

Where Is Your Impatience Placed? | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

Where do you focus your impatience? Is it focused on your important things in life? Our life needs the right balance to keep our pace and stride focused.

 

Dividing our patience and impatience between unimportant and important life and leadership activities delivers a better view for us to absorb.

 

Routine – There are unimportant activities we need to do. In terms of life direction, they are the functional things we need to do, and we do them with a patient everyday mindset.

 

Release – These are the frustration points that unexpectedly land in our path. We need to take a more mindful approach to resolved them, breathing in and letting the impatience flow from our thoughts and actions. We cannot let them trip us up and get us off track.

 

Pace – For some of our important activities, we get riled up. We need to remember to put one foot in front of another. It is about movement, not just motion. It is about consistency of work and effort to achieve our goals and purpose. Scurrying around tires us out; consistent action delivers better results.

 

Stride – Life is a balance. We cannot become too patient in achieving our life purpose, as life may just pass us by. For the important things in our life, we need to gain and maintain our stride.

 

 


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Patience or impatience? Grid to help make good decisions and apply them to life.
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The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield

The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life.
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Fostering curiosity here, there and everywhere

Fostering curiosity here, there and everywhere | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
When I speak with students, I often ask, “Who wants to become successful?” All hands shoot up.
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How to Find Your Calling | Creativity at Work

How to Find Your Calling | Creativity at Work | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
Tips on how to find your Calling, meaning, purpose and creative fulfillment -- in your life and work,...

 

"I am often asked to coach people on finding their calling and creating a vision. It’s a subject which often stirs up a lot of emotion, especially if you are dissatisfied with your life or career but don’t know what to do next. If this is your experience, chances are you are about to embark on a Hero’s Journey of Transformation."


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To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose

To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
Values must support your organization's purpose and desired future. Ask first, “What are our values?” Then ask, “Do our values enable us to fulfill our purpose and our potential?

 

See also http://seapointcenter.com/staying-power-vision/

and  http://seapointcenter.com/vision-part-2/ ;


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3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers - Edudemic

3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers - Edudemic | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

Posted by Katie Lepi

 

"Teachers are presenters. Let’s be frank. They get up in front of a room of people and present. They then encourage the students to work together and continue the presentation through other methods. in other words, teachers need to know how to present and create slideshows. If you’ve been hunting around for a few free presentation tools for teachers, then you’re in luck.

 

"Here are three of our recommended tools for teachers, admins, students, and just about anyone looking to show up to class with a kick-butt set of informative slides."

 

Animoto, Knovio, and Zentation - each with a useful description of key features. -JL


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Doing What Works: Forward in Solution-Focused Change: Solution-focused coaches manipulate clients in the direction of their own choice by subtly directing their attention

Doing What Works: Forward in Solution-Focused Change: Solution-focused coaches manipulate clients in the direction of their own choice by subtly directing their attention | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

"Good solution-focused coaches and therapists are very skillful at directing the attention of the clients. From the beginning of a solution-focused conversation, the solution-focused professional starts directing the attention of the client to what is useful, what the client would like to achieve, to what has worked, and to what has already been achieved. The way this is done is very subtle. The client is never confronted. Instead, the solution-focused professional acknowledges everything the clients says and does and then subtly shifts the attention of the conversation to the areas mentioned above. You might say, solution-focused coaches manipulate clients in the direction of their own choice. Ain't that a good trick?"


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Effective Principals raise student achievement by between 2 and 7 months in a single school year.

Effective Principals raise student achievement by between 2 and 7 months in a single school year. | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it

School Leaders Matter : Education Next

Winter 2013

 

Highly effective principals raise the achievement of a typical student in their schools by between two and seven months of learning in a single school year.


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Learning from Mistakes: Helping Kids (and each other!) See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong

Learning from Mistakes: Helping Kids (and each other!) See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong | Coaching, Leadership and Behaviour Support | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. This article shows how learning from mistakes is good for children, examines research, and provides helpful guidelines to parents. Mistakes and misjudgments are a normal part of kid's lives.

 

Adults understand that making mistakes is part of life.

 

===> What’s important is how we learn from them. <===


Yet, many children are growing up in a society that pressures them to be perfect – to get the highest SAT scores, to land prized scholarships, to get into the best universities. Some parents complete or correct children’s homework to get them a better grade. So how does all this focus on testing and perfection affect kid’s learning?

 

===> And how can we help them learn from mistakes? <===

 

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Gust MEES: NOT ONLY 4 KIDS ;)

 

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Read more, a MUST:

http://rootsofaction.com/blog/learning-from-mistakes-helping-children-see-the-good-side-of-getting-things-wrong/

 


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