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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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The Disease of Being Busy

The Disease of Being Busy | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing?

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And the article is not just about adults.

 

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craig daniels's curator insight, March 2, 2015 10:30 AM

It's almost impossible to not get caught in the distraction trap. Everywhere we turn something is waving at us, something is pleading for our attention and focus.


Take a moment (yes I'm waving for your attention) to read this post, you'll be glad you did.

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Breaks Are Good For Business

Breaks Are Good For Business | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Leadership- you must talk the walk. There are big benefits to structured breaks. Employees refresh and recharge, they're more creative, focussed & engaged.

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Breaks are healthy. It is actually on breaks from "real work" that many breakthroughs happen. Students benefit from these when done well.

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Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.

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Meditation and other mindful practices are helpful.

 

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 7, 2015 12:30 PM

This article provides suggestions on how to set up your lesson to gain and keep your student's attention, plus provides the link below for a debate assignment you can use to get/keep your student's focus on their assignment: http://www.brainsmart.org/tools.asp



Alicia Woolf's curator insight, January 11, 2015 7:18 PM

ADHD is not an attention deficiency, as the name suggests.  It is difficulty with controlling attention. Read this article for more information on this common misconception of ADHD.  

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The High Cost of Multitasking | infographic

The High Cost of Multitasking | infographic | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Multitasking is a fact of our modern, connected life. However, research shows it makes us less effective, increases mistakes and stress, and costs the

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Multi-tasking takes away from creativity and effectiveness. In a classroom, it takes away from learning. The problem is we have adults in schools who are serial multi-taskers and who influence children with that behaviour. Now, some of it is a product of the work we do, but some of it is denial.

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craig daniels's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:17 PM

After dozens of well respected studies showing that mulitasking leads to getting less quality work down people still swear they are the exception to the rule. Go figure...

PracSimplicityGroup's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:54 PM

Funny how the downsides now seem obvious!

Sabrina Li's curator insight, November 4, 2014 12:47 AM

A really nice infographic talking about multitasking in the workplace. It summarizes data including task-switching, multitasking effects on errors/speed, etc. while also boasting some affordances of using video web conferencing.