Forget spreadsheets, swot analysis and risk management, the latest topic on the business school agenda is happiness.
Those academics who research the topic prefer to classify it a bit differently, however. “Meaning” is the term used by Lee Newman, dean of innovation and behaviour at IE Business School in Spain. At Michigan Ross in the US, Jane Dutton, university professor of business administration and psychology, says it is about “human flourishing”. Christie Scollon at Singapore Management University describes it as “subjective wellbeing”.
But however they describe it, they all agree that happiness makes good business sense. Moreover, employers and policy makers need to consider the happiness factor if they are to promote strong economies and profitable companies.
Meetings are often the bane of many a creative’s existence, especially those working for a big outfit. “Death by meeting” is a common complaint, the lament usually being one of frequency, length, or lack of productivity. Despite the many books written on the subject, meetings remain a sore spot for many. There may be a practical solution.
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"I don't do end of year countdowns, I actually dread the last day of school because it means these amazing kids are not going to be mine any longer. And yet, being in 5th grade means that graduation is near, middle school looms, and the kids know that our time is limited. So they started asking me what we would be doing these last few weeks after math is done, memoir is done, all that stuff we had to get through is done (I never tell them that we are never done even if we aren't). And voila; a list of ideas for the remaining weeks."
I have been on Twitter for 8 months and spent some time this weekend evaluating the experience. I am a firm believer in evaluation and using feedback to improve and refine practice. Recently, I forwarded a brief survey to faculty to use at the end of 3rd quarter. They were asked to administer this survey to all students in each of their classes. The feedback received was helpful and for some, rather surprising.
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
"In his new book To Sell is Human, http://ow.ly/kJUZx author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in the country. And with this growth comes the opportunity to change the way educators envision their roles and their classrooms. Guided by findings in educational research and neuroscience, the emphasis on cognitive skills like computation and memorization is evolving to include less tangible, non-cognitive skills, like collaboration and improvisation."
Pat Bassett, NAIS president, notes key qualities of outstanding schools. His list includes adopting a big vision, committing to diversity, and creating a financially sustainable future that goes beyond large annual tuition increases.
Keeping up with the latest education trends for teachers is definitely not an easy work. Here you'll find 20 best websites for elementary teachers and parents that fulfill your all needs of your tech-savvy kids.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started publishing a series of posts on different mushrooming learning concepts. The below graphic is from one of these posts, it outlines the 7 most powerful idea shifts in learning today.