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Accepting Uncertainty: We Can Be Happy Without All the Answers

Accepting Uncertainty: We Can Be Happy Without All the Answers | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

As I deal with uncertainty, I will listen to my heart, which let’s me know that I am okay even though I don’t have all of the answers. And you are too.


Via Vilma Bonilla
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We have to be happy without all the answers. There are always more questions and uncertainty than their are answers. That is what makes it interesting.

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Top Ten Relaxation Techniques for Children

Top Ten Relaxation Techniques for Children | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Includes: ten great ways to help children relax, and practice these techniques together.

Via Lon Woodbury, Suvi Salo
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These are mindfulness practices and very important for children and adults.

 

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Theory of Awesomeness (infographic)

Theory of Awesomeness (infographic) | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Via Ali Godding, Jose Luis Yañez
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This is an interesting way of understanding flow theory.

 

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Ali Godding's curator insight, December 6, 5:59 AM

I love that this infographic which highlights so clearly the balance needed to achieve a 'flow state' where everything just seems to feel great and happen naturally.

 

The balance of feeling happy about life as it currently is, as well as a clear vision of what you are working towards can feel paradoxical.

 

"How can I be happy now if I know I want something else?" Asks the life that expects everything immediately, through eyes that can only perceive black or white.I know that is how I first felt upon reading such words. It felt so contradictory!

 

I have been on a tour around each of the squares in that diagram, bouncing from a 'current reality gap' to 'stress' to a total and annihilating 'negative spiral'. I learned that being ok with where we are right now, is a critical element of getting where we want to be next. I saw it happen in my life.

 

The most memorable being totally comfortable with my single status whilst having a vision of meeting my soul mate. Those who know me, know that meet my soul mate I did!  It's as if that balance relaxes us, takes the pressure off, let's the world know 'I'm ok, I'm ready for what's coming next'.

 

The trick is to remember to have this balanced focus in all areas of life, even when it feels as if everything is falling apart.

 

Today I'm still recovering from an acute illness. I still need lots of rest, more than I realised. I need to be kind to myself. I've finally learnt how to do that, to accept 'that's what's going on right now' and that's just fine. I'm alive!

 

I have people around me that love me, a comfortable home and interesting work. At the same time I still have a vision of my future as someone full of vitality, physically strong and vibrant. And I know deep down it will happen, I'll get there.

 

I hope this post gives you some food for thought on your own state of flow, on feeding your own mojo!  

 

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Ali Godding's curator insight, December 16, 3:05 PM

I love that this infographic which highlights so clearly the balance needed to achieve a 'flow state' where everything just seems to feel great and happen naturally.

 

The balance of feeling happy about life as it currently is, as well as a clear vision of what you are working towards can feel paradoxical.

 

"How can I be happy now if I know I want something else?" Asks the life that expects everything immediately, through eyes that can only perceive black or white.I know that is how I first felt upon reading such words. It felt so contradictory!

 

I have been on a tour around each of the squares in that diagram, bouncing from a 'current reality gap' to 'stress' to a total and annihilating 'negative spiral'. I learned that being ok with where we are right now, is a critical element of getting where we want to be next. I saw it happen in my life.

 

The most memorable being totally comfortable with my single status whilst having a vision of meeting my soul mate. Those who know me, know that meet my soul mate I did!  It's as if that balance relaxes us, takes the pressure off, let's the world know 'I'm ok, I'm ready for what's coming next'.

 

The trick is to remember to have this balanced focus in all areas of life, even when it feels as if everything is falling apart.

 

Today I'm still recovering from an acute illness. I still need lots of rest, more than I realised. I need to be kind to myself. I've finally learnt how to do that, to accept 'that's what's going on right now' and that's just fine. I'm alive!

 

I have people around me that love me, a comfortable home and interesting work. At the same time I still have a vision of my future as someone full of vitality, physically strong and vibrant. And I know deep down it will happen, I'll get there.

 

I hope this post gives you some food for thought on your own state of flow, on feeding your own mojo!  

 

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George Siemens: ‘Students need to take ownership of their learning’

George Siemens: ‘Students need to take ownership of their learning’ | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
George Siemens

George Siemens is an internationally renowned and highly respected professor and researcher of technology, networks, analytics, and openness

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Valary Oleinik
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The etymology of education is twofold. First, educare suggests caring pedagogy leading children towards taking responsibility, rather than just ownership, for their learning. Second, as students become more responsible for their learning, educere is leading in ways that allows students more responsibility in directing their learning.

 

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El poder del estudiante en su propio Aprendizaje ...George Siemens: ‘Students need to take ownership of their learning’ | @scoopit via @eddebainbridge http://sco.lt/...

Alex Enkerli's curator insight, December 2, 2:12 PM

Advocating for educational appropriation, innovative pedagogue George Siemens.

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Are You a Narcissist?: InfoGraphic

Are You a Narcissist?: InfoGraphic | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Do they have an exaggerated sense of self-importance? Do they expect recognition or praise even when they haven’t earned it? Do they exaggerate their accomplishments? Do they have a sense of entitlement? Expect special favors? Feel envious of others? Act arrogant?

 

All of these traits are listed among the criteria for narcissistic personality disorder.


Via Ivo Nový
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I can think of a number of School managers I worked for this would be an excellent resource for them to look at regularly.

 

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Creating a Culture of Gratitude at Work

Creating a Culture of Gratitude at Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

As we approach the holiday season, lots of heart-felt stories about kindness and giving start to appear. Tis’ the season, so to speak. It’s a time when even the busiest people pause (even if only for


Via Jenny Ebermann
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A simple thank you and a welcoming can be so important for adults and children alike.

 

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, November 29, 5:34 PM
Gratitude counts in all cultures!
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Education Readings November 28th

Education Readings November 28th | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allan.alach@ihug.co.nz. This week’s homework!   Playing Video Games Is Good For Your Brain – Here’s ...
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The thing I notice in a number of posts by Alan Alach and Phil Cullen is there are articles which point us towards some of the great writers in education. Today, it is an article by Steve Wheeler beginning with a Jean Piaget quote about the purpose of education.

 

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10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness

10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Practical Tips for Productive Living


Via Mike Klintworth, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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The first point about focusing on everyone's story but your own is insidious and sneaks up on us.

 

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Why One Kid Gives Up While Another Bounces Back

Why One Kid Gives Up While Another Bounces Back | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why one kid may be more resilient than another? Let’s say Lisa and Jenny are students in the same eighth grade math class. They both struggle during the quarter and, in the end, they both receive low final grades. Upon hearing...

Via Adrian Bertolini, Lynnette Van Dyke
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A key might be caring adults who intervene and have conversations with students.

 

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 24, 3:36 PM

Another form of growth vs fixed mindset

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for the love of learning: What if a child is manipulative?

for the love of learning: What if a child is manipulative? | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
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Occasionally rewarding a child or children is not manipulative. When we reward children as the only means to get them to do what we want, it is manipulative and becomes bribery.

 

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How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin

How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes.


Via Ivo Nový
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Yoga should be part of each School's curricula.

 

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Five steps to jumpstarting worker happiness at your company

Five steps to jumpstarting worker happiness at your company | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The workplace happiness trend is sweeping through corporate America, and businesses big and small share their most effective strategies

Via Raj Nadar
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This is important. People find meaning and happiness in their work. I felt creative and healthy with meaning as a teacher. As long as School managers stayed out of the way, I was happy.

 

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Would Marriage Ruin Our Happiness? - NYTimes.com

Would Marriage Ruin Our Happiness? - NYTimes.com | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Via Linus J Fernandes
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Healthy and supportive relationships are keys to happiness. This blends with working in healthy places where there is good support and we enjoy the work. It is not enough to enjoy one's work. There must be healthy relationships there. I love teaching, but that was not enough the last few years as my support network eroded.

 

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What is art for? Alain de Botton's animated guide – video

What is art for? Alain de Botton's animated guide – video | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
In this exclusive video for the Guardian, philosopher Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity. Are we wrong to like pretty pictures? Watch and find out

Via Linda Alexander
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I wonder why the fine arts i.e. painting, sculpting, poetry, etc. are the first areas cut in School?

 

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 12, 7:30 PM

This is excellent!  Excellent!  Thanks, Edna for the post...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, September 14, 10:38 AM

So glad Linda Alexander found and shared this. Keep the link for days when your appreciation of beauty or your creative efforts take a beating in the face of the world's ills.

Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 20, 3:33 AM

Viisi selitystä taiteen olemassaololle.

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Get Happy from Being Present

Get Happy from Being Present | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

There’s been a lot of articles recently about mindfulness (bringing elements of meditation into everyday life). Recent scientific research suggests that those who advocate it are right – it really does improve many aspects of well being. This infographic collates some of the best of that research and shows how being present really can make you happier.


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If teachers are present and help students in being present, it could make a difference.

 

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Employee study finds many Australian workplaces lack effective leadership - The Age

Employee study finds many Australian workplaces lack effective leadership - The Age | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Ineffectual leaders who fail to clarify their company's direction are the leading cause of worker disengagement.

Via Professor Jill Jameson
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I found this was the case, In School, one would think that there would be more caring and sympathetic leaders.

 

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The Importance of Being Care-full

The Importance of Being Care-full | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
I often like to make a distinction between caring and care-taking when it comes to leading others. This post, from 2011, gets more specific about what it means to care and why it’s important. =====...

Via donhornsby
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Caring for those we are there to help is an important aspect of pedagogic work.

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 1, 10:29 AM

(From the article): No one can produce desired results if they are working with a murky set of expectations. So it is incumbent upon the leader who cares to be able to state what s/he expects, as simply and succinctly as possible and to ensure that the person to whom s/he is speaking understands those expectations in the way they were meant.

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Why Thankful People Are Happier And Healthier

Why Thankful People Are Happier And Healthier | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
It's the time of year where we feel like should feel thankful, but it turns out that gratitude is actually good for you.

Via Bobby Dillard
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The paragraph beginning with "dig for meaning" speaks about savouring life and living. It is a phenomenological experience where we appreciate rather than depreciate the ordinary contained in the extra-ordinary.

 

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Habits of Heart: Helping Students Reflect and Act on Gratitude

Habits of Heart: Helping Students Reflect and Act on Gratitude | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias offers teachers several classroom activities to help students understand gratitude and put it to practice.

Via Amy Burns
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When teachers express gratitude in the classroom, students see and experience a very real model.

 

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Amy Burns's curator insight, November 28, 9:27 AM

I think having students write thank you notes to project contributors is a good way to teach students about gratitude, plus, it builds community support and willingness to participate in future projects!

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Why Collaborative Leadership Trumps The Rule of One | Mindful

Why Collaborative Leadership Trumps The Rule of One | Mindful | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Mindful friend and contemplative community builder Jeff Walker gets big ups on his book


Via Jenny Ebermann
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It is important to work cooperatively and this requires being attentive and mindful, being present.

 

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, November 27, 3:54 PM
Collaboration and co-creation are the keys!
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Top 10 recent scientific studies on the value of mindfulness in education

Top 10 recent scientific studies on the value of mindfulness in education | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
--- More and more studies are showing the potential benefits of mindfulness practices for students --to improve physical health, psychological well-being,

Via Adrian Bertolini, Lynnette Van Dyke
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How do we help teachers help students?

 

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 24, 4:09 PM

It is great to see more wholistic aspects of being human finding their way into research and schools

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Gratitude: A Powerful Tool for Your Classroom

Gratitude: A Powerful Tool for Your Classroom | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
By exercising the "gratitude muscle" with a gratitude journal, students can harness positive thinking to increase their grades, goals, and quality of life.

Via Skip Zalneraitis, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Take time and be grateful for what life brings to us.

 

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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 18, 3:52 PM

Parents and teachers need to model gratitude. We know that gratitude is a predictor of feeling happy and content. Children learn early that gratitude is an attitude that contributes to their personal happiness and to the happiness of others.  We all share a common desire to be happy, and gratitude shows us the way.

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Public school educated and proud of it

Public school educated and proud of it | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
I've been thinking for some time about what to write about for my 300th blog post. I wanted to make it about something close to my heart, something that tapped in to a long standing passion. One ar...
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Public School does work. It would work better if there were more choices within it.

 

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Infographic: The Top Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Productive People

Infographic: The Top Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Productive People | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

View the infographic below for more habits that you can consider emulating for a possibly happier and healthier lifestyle. 


Via Gust MEES
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Laughing, listening, and giving back. Those defy the material world we live in and promote. @ivon_ehd1
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Gust, can you post a link to the Luxumburg TV Ebola Info. thanks
Vicente Fazio's curator insight, November 11, 9:18 AM

this is a general view of the main habits that a normal person has to have to make good social connections and improve his personal skills

David Baker's curator insight, November 11, 11:25 AM

I like this Infographic to share with teachers at seminar to begin a November conversation about "how are you caring for yourself and setting up a positive lifestyle as a young teacher?"

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What’s Your Purpose? Look to Your Core Challenge

Understanding and applying one's purpose to work is not as hard as it seems -- it really boils down to asking yourself one question

Via Patrick Verdonk
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Purpose makes us complete and transcends the small self ego that we usually associate with. It has been written about extensively by Viktor Frankl who suggested we need something bigger than we are to strive towards.

 

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The Youth Industry and Romantic Love

The Youth Industry and Romantic Love | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Dl   This post began life as a comment  on another blog.  Readers who are familiar with me may recall that this isn't the first time I've been inspired by my own comments, while those who know m...

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Do we ever think about the role School plays in the commodification of youth and youthfulness?

 

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