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How Old, How Often, How Long, Should Children Practice Yoga

How Old, How Often, How Long, Should Children Practice Yoga | Making a difference | Scoop.it
How Old Young Early Often Long Can Children Kids Start Practice Yoga - You are your child’s first yoga teacher. Regardless of your fitness leve
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Help Your Students Stand Up to Social Media Pressure

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A student explains how young people -- girls in particular -- use and are used by social media.

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Experts say education headed for dramatic shift by 2020

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"Fast Company describes the five ways that the industry of education is likely to change by the year 2020, with communication, technology and industry driving the rapid shifts over the next four years."


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Four Ways To Improve Creative Collaboration Within Teams

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Innovation is a team sport. Although creativity is a characteristic that is often used to describe individuals, the idea of the lone genius is a myth. Even famous inventors such as Thomas Edison where in reality representing the ‘work of many men’. Francis Jehl, a longtime assistant of Thomas Edison , used this phrase to describe the group of engineers who worked with Edison at his Menlo Park lab.

 

On the journey from ideation to a successful product launch, innovation necessitates the interaction of multiple actors, across many departments, with different expertise and knowledge. In writing about the illustrious history of Bell Labs, James Gertner notes that, ‘…almost by definition, a single person or even a single group, could not alone create an innovation. The task [is] too variegated and involved’.

 

Multidisciplinary collaboration is the stew in which creativity and innovation thrive. Such collaboration creates insights by exposing people to ideas from other disciplines besides their own area of specialization. This creates tremendous opportunities for serendipity. However, even in cross-functional teams, work is ultimately performed by individuals. Each person has to play their part. So how can we get the combined outputs of our teams to be more creative?


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 26, 6:37 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Bryan Worn's curator insight, September 26, 6:57 PM

I like the Reflective Reframing idea.

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Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive | Making a difference | Scoop.it

1. They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed.

As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller told him, "To this day, I keep a schedule that is almost minute by minute."

You must master your minutes to master your life.

 

2. They focus only on one thing.

Ultra productive people know their Most Important Task (MIT) and work on it for one to two hours each morning, without interruptions.

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc., said, "Invest the first part of your day working on your number one priority that will help build your business."

What task will have the biggest impact on reaching your goal? What accomplishment will get you promoted at work?


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 29, 7:54 PM

And the best part is, you can adopt them all.

Ąžuolas Lomonosovas's curator insight, October 2, 5:25 AM

Easy guide for more productivity. You don't need to work harder, you need to work smarter.

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Protecting Ice Memory - CNRS Web site - CNRS

Protecting Ice Memory - CNRS Web site - CNRS | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Scientists are joining forces to create a global archive of glacial ice for our future generations
The project's first mission to protect the world's ice memory will be launched in France on 15 August, in the Mont Blanc massif.
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Women of Will Africa: Transforming lives through resilience

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THE 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left over one million Rwandans dead. Children were orphaned while in some cases entire families were completely wiped out. The Genocide left a dark cloud that many predicted doom and despair for the survivors.
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Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see -- up close and searchable

Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see -- up close and searchable | Making a difference | Scoop.it
What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google's Cultural Institute and Art Project, it's an online platform where anyone can explore the world's greatest collections of art and artifacts in vivid, lifelike detail.
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How To Post In Multiple Languages On Facebook

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Children twice as likely to be short-sighted than 50 years ago

Children twice as likely to be short-sighted than 50 years ago | Making a difference | Scoop.it

Report reveals short-sightedness twice as prevalent now than in the 1960s

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Stress alters children's genomes

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Poverty and unstable family environments shorten chromosome-protecting telomeres in nine-year-olds.

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Future perfect: investing in a child's wellbeing brings a big payoff - The Guardian

Future perfect: investing in a child's wellbeing brings a big payoff - The Guardian | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Early childhood development initiatives promote social and economic growth, but they need a funding boost if the ‘education for all’ SDG is to be achieved
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Neighborhood walk in Roxbury promotes peace - Boston Globe

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The group of 20 gathered Saturday night for a neighborhood walk in Roxbury organized by Boston officials and civic leaders as a way of promoting peace throughout the city.
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In disquiet, the seed of a new understanding: a way forward for men and gender equality

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By Abhijit Das Abhijit Das Every day the news is becoming painfully similar. A man in the US has shot students in a school o
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How To Channel Your Weekend Hobbies Into Weekday Productivity

How To Channel Your Weekend Hobbies Into Weekday Productivity | Making a difference | Scoop.it
If you find Mondays particularly difficult, it may be due in part to how you spent your weekend. Lingering hangovers and lack of sleep aside, new research suggests that the hobbies we engage in over the weekend can impact our productivity during the workweek.
 

"Our main motive was to find out if people would find more benefit in certain activities based on their career," says the study’s lead author, Kevin Eschleman, an assistant psychology professor at San Francisco State University. The study, which surveyed 350 U.S. workers in different locations and industries who work Monday to Friday, was presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

 

Eschleman adds that he was also attempting to "better understand how people can use their free time to allow them to come back and feel energized and hopefully get more out of their work."


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Weekend hobbies can help improve workplace performance, but only if they're chosen based on what you did during the week.

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8 Powerful Ways To Conquer Stress

8 Powerful Ways To Conquer Stress | Making a difference | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.

 

Stress has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it, but how you respond is only half the battle. The secret to winning the war against stress lies in what you do when you aren’t working (and presumably aren’t as stressed). Otherwise, you fall into bad habits that can magnify your stress, rather than alleviate it. You need to shift gears to these relaxing and rejuvenating activities during your time off.


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 30, 6:38 AM
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Stress is the biggest gift of the information technology age. It might in its extreme phase lead to inefficiency and a serious shortfall in output. In schools this happens when teachers have to handle too many tasks at a time, and this includes their being given too many deadlines. The best way to beat stress would be to disconnect from anything that is distracting or even overwhelming in nature, even if it means disconnecting from the net. Another important way is to limit chores, prioritise tasks, as such. In addition to all these steps, one could also take a break to exercise or move around. Most teachers will ask their students to beat the stress of a difficult lesson by giving them a few minutes to get up from their chairs and stretch.
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Teachers Teaching with Technology

The Information and Communications Technology Learning Action Cell (ICT LAC) primarily functions as a professional learning community for public educatio
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Music That Inspires the Soul - Provision Living Senior Living Communities

University Living's weekly senior music group fills the community with song and brings people together in the spirit of collaboration and joy.
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3 Elements of Deeper Project-Based Learning By Loretta Goodwin

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By Loretta Goodwin

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TED: "The more access introverts have to different ideas and shared connections about our personalities, the more comfortable we will be in our own skin."

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Quiet Revolution is a place for introverts to share their stories, find like-minded people and read advice written specifically for them.
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Dutch nursing home offers rent-free housing to students | PBS NewsHour

Dutch nursing home offers rent-free housing to students | PBS NewsHour | Making a difference | Scoop.it

A nursing home in the Netherlands allows university students to live rent-free alongside the elderly residents, as part of a project aimed at warding off the negative effects of aging.

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Your body language shapes who you are

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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 4, 1:47 PM

Non verbal expressions are vital for teachers to engage students. This great video by Amy Cuddy explores the wonderful emotions and expressions that inspire confidence and power.  Interesting research for leadership in education.

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Pope Francis Takes On Climate Change, Religious Freedom and Other Big Issues - Wall Street Journal

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Pope Francis, during a day wrapped in ceremonial fanfare for the first public events of his landmark U.S.
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