Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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The hardest thing about being a teacher

The hardest thing about being a teacher | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
“IT COULD be anything … their dog died. There could be relationship problems … someone didn’t return a text message … life, what we all cry about.”

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Teaching is a emotionally demanding. It is about being there for students we teach in deep and relational ways. The idea of starting as a part-time teacher is interesting. It has a downside. Do we end up with teachers only being part-time? That runs against the relational aspects of teaching. What might be in order is teachers teaching together and helping one another.
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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Not only do we hate work, we hate the commute to and from our work. I told colleagues I would teach for 1/2 the price. That was the wrong thing to say to other teachers. Apparently, even limited altruism is not welcome. When we work for money, it is inevitable that we will become unhappy. When we work for the love of what we do, we find ways to overcome the obstacles.

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Sharrock's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:24 AM

excerpt: "A 2012 global work force study of 32,000 employees by the consulting company Towers Watson found that the traditional definition of engagement — the willingness of employees to voluntarily expend extra effort — is no longer sufficient to fuel the highest levels of performance. Willing, it turns out, does not guarantee able. Companies in the Towers Watson study with high engagement scores measured in the traditional way had an operating margin of 14 percent. By contrast, companies with the highest number of “sustainably engaged” employees had an operating margin of 27 percent, nearly three times those with the lowest traditional engagement scores."