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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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Slow Down And Get Your Best Ideas – The Writing Cooperative

Slow Down And Get Your Best Ideas – The Writing Cooperative | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Sometimes, you can be so busy reacting to everything that is happening around you that you lose touch with the core of who you are, this soul of your Being. And it is when you stop listening to…
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Being present to your writing, teaching, drinking tea, etc. is essential to the art of completing that task well.
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5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts

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There is a research base to understand how mindfulness is helpful. I am reluctant to say it fixes things i.e. the brain. It may slow down the process of brain atrophication, which is a part of aging. I found meditation helped me become more mindful in the classroom and in life more broadly.
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Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 10:18 PM
Good suggestions about mindfulness which sadly is a current buzzword Author covers it "Mindfulness is the simple act of focusing all of your attention on the present." Ellen Langer whose book Mindfulness spiked interest over 25 years ago says it's about noticing and in her words "Life consists only of moments, nothing more than that. So if you make the moment matter, it all matters."
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The Mindful Child - NYTimes.com

The Mindful Child - NYTimes.com | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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The mindful teacher and parent (both pedagogues) are helpful modesl for mindful children.
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Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures gather pace

Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures gather pace | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Stephen Fry has urged Londoners to protect their local libraries from closure, stating “they save lives”.
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I think libraries, school and community, are gathering places. They can be quiet places that allow reflection and meditation and gather our thoughts.
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The 4 C’s of Generative Leadership - What Is Dialogue?

The 4 C’s of Generative Leadership - What Is Dialogue? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
What is the true meaning of leadership? I guess it depends upon who you ask. Some may say that leadership is about authority. Others may define leadership as the capacity to have a vision and inspire others to support it. Many speak to leadership from the standpoint of direction and decision-making. And still others define …

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Leading is about forming relationships through dialogue and conversation with others. It is less about a given role and more about attending to relationships.
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Why Mindfulness is a Good Skill for Teens to Learn - Center for Adolescent Studies

Why Mindfulness is a Good Skill for Teens to Learn - Center for Adolescent Studies | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Later this week I will have the privilege of connecting with over 300 hundred teachers, therapists, and other professionals working with teens interested in the intersection between mindfulness and youth work. This will happen at the annual Bridging The Hearts and Minds of Youth conference in San Diego, CA, and I’m lucky enough to be facilitating a workshop on working with marginalized teens—those that are adversely impacted by trauma, poverty, drugs, community violence, and oppression. One of my pre-workshop rituals ...

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not only for teens... When we listen to respond, rather than react, we take responsibility for our words and actions.

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, February 27, 2016 2:30 PM

not only for teens...

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The 5 Caring Qualities of a Mindful Teacher

The 5 Caring Qualities of a Mindful Teacher | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
In his practical guide for cultivating attention, compassion, and well-being, Daniel outlines the five key qualities he believes define the mindful teacher.

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The first one is key. Robert Greenleaf pointed out compassion and passion come from the same etymology which has to do with suffering. The prefix com- means to do so together.

 

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Excellent reminders of what is important about being a teacher. I feel fortunate to be around so many instructors who care deeply about their students learning and success... 

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More Mindfulness, Please: On Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom

More Mindfulness, Please: On Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The time is now. We as teachers need it. Our students need it. Our quick-fix, fast-paced society of more and now needs it....

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This article is written from the teacher's perspective and working with children.

 

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Five ways mindfulness can help you to be more creative

Five ways mindfulness can help you to be more creative | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Focusing on the present moment through the practice of mindfulness can help you and your team be more innovative. Here are some practical ways you can use mindfulness to develop creativity.


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When I meditate, I get up and see the world differently than when I began. Being mindful is being present in new ways. I listened to students and parents differently.
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10 Videos With Physicist David Bohm | Listly List

If you are interested in **Quantum Theory, Dialogue or Thought** you probably are at least passingly familiar wit


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Bohm connected quantum theory with dialogue and collective conscousness. Dialogue does not need people to say anything. Sitting quietly is essential to good dialogue. I used to have a dialogue circle every afternoon with my students.
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Mindful Leadership in Organisations

Mindful Leadership in Organisations | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Be the change that you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi It is no coincidence that today’s post starts with this important quote; I have indeed spent the last months figuring ou…
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Mindful leadership and servant-leadership are challenging ways to lead. It is hard work to be attentive and to listen mindfully.
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Writing As A Meditation Practice

Writing As A Meditation Practice | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Those who have a regular meditation practice can simply add the writing immediately following it, and those who find it difficult to do traditional meditation will find this practice fruitful as the writing gives your busy mind something to do.

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Reflection and meditation are important practices for teachers.Take time and let things soak in and appear.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 21, 2016 11:37 AM

yearn

Mirna Yonis's curator insight, April 23, 2016 12:34 AM
#Meditation #Mindful #Healthy Practices
Chris Carter's curator insight, May 3, 2016 9:18 PM
Reflective practice at its best!
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How Getting More Alone Time Will Significantly Improve Your Life

We live in a social age. Here's why and how you should carve out more time for solo thinking.

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Alone time integrated into one's day is important and healthy. Unplugging is essential at times.
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How Getting More Alone Time Will Significantly Improve Your Life

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The habit that will consistently make you more powerful at work

The habit that will consistently make you more powerful at work | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

When we try to do things in a rush, we are usually destined to fail from the start — something I learned from my own mistakes. Faster doesn’t necessarily mean better.


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Patience allows us to pause and listen closely to others, the world, and ourselves.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 1, 2016 6:26 AM

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience" ~ Tolstoy, HT @faisal_hoque

donhornsby's curator insight, February 11, 2016 9:54 AM

(From the article): Being a patient listener allows us to absorb the full message, both spoken and unspoken. Being patiently mindful of the speaker’s every gesture, facial expression, and change in tone allows for a fuller understanding of the underlying issues.

TIME ALLOWS FOR SMARTER DECISIONS.

The best ideas seldom come to mind immediately. The longer we take to ponder a problem, the easier our brains may find it to fit everything into place. It is often in the quiet moments when inspiration strikes, and it hardly ever happens when we are desperate to make a decision. An attitude of patience helps us to smooth over those inevitable bumps in the road, and we usually reach the best path in our own time.

 

Any decision can be made quickly, but the consequences of those choices live for much longer. We live in a world where split-second decisions and decisive actions are constantly encouraged at our workplaces. How much smoother would things be if we all took the time to make the right decision the first time? It is all too easy to be hijacked by pressures and emotions and rushed into a hasty mistake.

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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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