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Teaching Narratives across the oral, print, & digital media
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The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy

The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
As a society, we may feel safer by believing the threat of violence can be ascribed to one group of people. Like human nature, however, the truth is more complicated.
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testimonial by Brandon Marshall. Note the foundation also.

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How stories can transform a classroom

How stories can transform a classroom | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
When students conduct StoryCorps interviews, teachers say it can "reorganize the ions of a class."
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Lianne Picot's curator insight, October 14, 2015 10:57 AM

A wonderful story about how telling and listening to stories can transform relationships. If story sharing can have this much power in a middle school classroom, imagine what it could do for our businesses! More empathy. Better relationships. Increased productivity. Try it with a story sharing session and see what happens!


This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. You can find Lianne growing story at the Story Powered® Institute

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A Path to Personal Forgiveness: Defeat the Three Dragons | Deepak Chopra MD (official) | LinkedIn

This post is part a series in which Influencers and members discuss how to drive change that matters. Read all the posts here and write your own; inc
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Be a unit of “peace consciousness”: "walk it…the possibilities of peace, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness expand at the same time, because these are qualities of consciousness once resistance has been removed."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
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Restoring Humanity to Leadership

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With recovery underway in many advanced economies, money is surging back into leadership development after the down-years of the recession. In 2013, companies spent an estimated worldwide total of US$45.5 billion on education for leaders at all levels.


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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 16, 2015 9:32 AM

To be a leader, you have to have a purpose and people who want to follow you over that purpose. You do not study to become a leader. Your purpose in life is the start of it all. No purpose, nothing to lead forward. What is your purpose ?

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We need to invest in our entire workforce, including our management teams.

Boutara Nour Eddine's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:08 PM

There is no value in asking yourself “Am I a leader?” Instead, ask “Who am I leading? And where am I going?”

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How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"You have to learn to recognize your own depth."

In 1985, mythologist and writer Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1
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"I came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the jumping-off place to the ocean of transcendence: Sat, Chit, Ananda. The word “Sat” means being. “Chit” means consciousness. “Ananda” means bliss or rapture. I thought, “I don’t know whether my consciousness is proper consciousness or not; I don’t know whether what I know of my being is my proper being or not; but I do know where my rapture is. So let me hang on to rapture, and that will bring me both my consciousness and my being.” I think it worked."

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Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths

Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there
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How Corporate America Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Meditation

How Corporate America Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Meditation | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
What happens when a millennia-old spiritual practice is embraced by the profit-driven world of corporate America? In David Gelles' new book, Mindful Work, the New York Times reporter offers an inside look.

Roughly, "mindfulness" refers t...
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The trend has taken off thanks to a growing body of clinical research showing that mindfulness can essentially rewire the brain, leading to health benefits like stress reduction, weight loss and pain relief.

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The Scarecrow

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Play Chipotle's FREE “The Scarecrow“ and you can win BOGO burritos (quantities are limited) http://scarecrowgame.com #scarecrow #chipotle
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Scarecrow video is noted in http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2014/11/why-brand-speak-human/ . It says: "Chipotle’s remarkable Scarecrow video may not be the happiest tale but as pure, storiedcontent marketing it effectively conveys brand values regarding nutrition, animal rights, and corporate ethics. To date, the video has received more than 13.5 million YouTube hits while its game app is a huge success."

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Story colored glasses: My left ear

Story colored glasses: My left ear | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
As you know if you read this blog regularly (or as regularly as I write it, anyway), I have strong opinions about some things. For example:
I believe that storytelling should be seen not as an expert skill but as an innate capacity available to all human beings. 
I believe that the benefits of listening to stories and making sense of them should not depend on outside analysts, but should be available to groups of people working together for their own benefit. 
I believe that stories should be seen not as commodities to be consumed but as the lifeblood of families, communities, organizations, and societies. 
I have spent fifteen years working toward these goals, and I am passionate about them. But I've also thought a lot about whether being passionate about a goal is a help or a hindrance in meeting that goal. This essay is about those thoughts.

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Gregg Morris's curator insight, February 10, 2015 4:51 PM

You're going to have to invest a bit of time but it will be well worth it!

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Tools of the Trade: My Essentials for Teaching, Learning, Collaborating, and Sharing

Tools of the Trade:  My Essentials for Teaching, Learning, Collaborating, and Sharing | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
I rarely write posts about tech tools in recent years, but I thought I would briefly share some of my "go to" resources that have become an integral part of my work since coming to Norcross High in...
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excellent detail:capture w/ ScannerProApp,upload to GoogleDr, + Vine

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Mindfulness in the Slow Renaissance (with images, tweets) · ddrrnt

Mulling how a slower pace of life might help us think less and experience more. In slowing down we may create and learn mindfully on the web. Source: storify.com I have a class of posts that I thin...
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Seeing, knowing, & being more

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Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"If your project has real substance, ultimately the money will follow you like a common cur in the street with its tail between its legs."
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David Domenici, Headmaster of the School of Hard Knocks

David Domenici, Headmaster of the School of Hard Knocks | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Bringing higher learning to America's juvenile detention centers.
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The Power in Obstacles - Parabola

The Power in Obstacles - Parabola | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Last week, a group of us talked about what happens when we face obstacles and difficult situations.   We agreed that no one escapes such things, and that often what happens is inside is fear, which [...]
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Pixar: The Design of Story

Pixar: The Design of Story | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Pixar: The Design of Story is an upcoming exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum here in NYC.

Through concept art from films such as Toy Story, Wall-E, Up, Brave, The Incredibles and Cars, among others, the exhibition will focus on Pixar's process of iteration, collaboration and research, and is organized into three key design principles: story, believability and appeal.

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Gregg Morris's curator insight, July 27, 2015 6:32 PM

Should be well worth the trip!

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Should be well worth the trip!

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The Subterranean River of Emotion: Cheryl Strayed on Writing, the Art of Living with Opposing Truths, and the Three Ancient Motifs in All Great Storytelling

The Subterranean River of Emotion: Cheryl Strayed on Writing, the Art of Living with Opposing Truths, and the Three Ancient Motifs in All Great Storytelling | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"When you're speaking in the truest, most intimate voice about your life, you are speaking with the universal voice."

“Writing is hard
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Transcript: danah boyd — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

Transcript: danah boyd — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Krista Tippett, host: danah boyd is a blogger and technologist on one of the most intriguing fields of 21st century life — the intersection of technology and society. She’s steeped in emerging research around the social lives of networked teens — the topic of her book, It’s Complicated.
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Help Your Cause Stand Out With Great Nonprofit Branding - CauseVox

Help Your Cause Stand Out With Great Nonprofit Branding - CauseVox | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
With so many nonprofits out there, it can be hard to stand out and get donors attention. Learn the keys of nonprofit branding to become unforgettable.
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Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world."

Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) spent a lif
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Storytelling: enlarge and complicate – and, therefore, improve – our sympathies. They educate our capacity for moral judgment.

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Is social media really a waste of time? Harvard professor gets it wrong | ZDNet

Is social media really a waste of time? Harvard professor gets it wrong | ZDNet | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
A prominent author tells brands that social media will not help their bottom line. Marketing leaders think differently.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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social media has value "in building relationships with customers, offering responsive technical support, and engaging efforts to establish a sustainable base of consumer advocates."

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Alex Grech's curator insight, March 11, 2015 6:01 PM

As usual, these things are never in black and white.  Looking for a direct, linear relationship between social media 'marketing' and the bottom seems equally flawed. 

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Some Thoughts on Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Some Thoughts on Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
To live with sincerity in our culture of cynicism is a difficult dance -- one that comes easily only to the very young and the very old. The
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"What storytellers do...empower our moral imagination to envision how the world could work better. In other words, they help us mediate between the ideal and the real by cultivating the right balance of critical thinking and hope. Truth and falsehood belong to this mediation, but it is guided primarily by what we are made to believe is real.

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4 Archetypes of Top Social Media Influencers

4 Archetypes of Top Social Media Influencers | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Did you ever wonder what traits are associated with the top influencers in your industry? An examination of the top social media influencers led to the following 4 archetypes.  Attributes of Social...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 2015 4:32 PM

This is an interesting article which will take some reading and re-reading to think about what the message is.

 

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Pulitzer-Winning Poet Mark Strand on the Heartbeat of Creative Work and the Artist’s Task to Bear Witness to the Universe

Pulitzer-Winning Poet Mark Strand on the Heartbeat of Creative Work and the Artist’s Task to Bear Witness to the Universe | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"It’s such a lucky accident, having been born, that we’re almost obliged to pay attention."

In the 1996 treasure Creativity: The Psyc
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Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or a Stronger Start-Up

Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or a Stronger Start-Up | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Learning — or relearning — how to tell stories requires some skill. And consultants and researchers are lining up to teach it, often for a hefty fee.
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