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How to take criticism well

How to take criticism well | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: taking negative feedback well.

It is a skill that requires practice, humility and a sizable dose of self-awareness. But the ability to learn from criticism fuels creativity at work, studies show, and helps the free flow of valuable communication.

Tempering an emotional response can be hard, especially "if you're genuinely surprised and you're getting that flood of adrenaline and panic," says Douglas Stone, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and co-author of "Thanks for the Feedback."

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Via Gust MEES
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Criticism is hard. Taking it well and turning it around in a positive will create respect. The article has some good examples and ideas.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 28, 11:28 PM

Feedback is the DNA of development. Learn how to ask for it and take it.  Oh...and the more you give, the more you get!

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, June 30, 9:20 PM

Embrace criticism!

Philip Powel Smith's curator insight, July 29, 5:04 AM

Criticism is always a difficult pro-active action that educators have to give. Criticism without ridicule and shame is what students need to hear and an explanation of how to make the changes to be better learners and communicators.

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Is Coding the New Literacy? - Mother Jones

Is Coding the New Literacy? - Mother Jones | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Is Coding the New Literacy?
Mother Jones
In the winter of 2011, a handful of software engineers landed in Boston just ahead of a crippling snowstorm.

In the winter of 2011, a handful of software engineers landed in Boston just ahead of a crippling snowstorm. They were there as part of Code for America, a program that places idealistic young coders and designers in city halls across the country for a year. They'd planned to spend it building a new website for Boston's public schools, but within days of their arrival, the city all but shut down and the coders were stuck fielding calls in the city's snow emergency center.

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Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Gebeyehu B. Amha
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The ways we think are changing. Computational thinking explained. Interesting article.

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