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How A 17-Year-Old Gave Her School A Big Wake-Up Call

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Jilly Dos Santos, 17, convinced her school to push its start time back so students could get more sleep -- and other schools are following her lead. Find out why the movement to begin class later is gaining steam.

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Young people need to sleep more to be more receptive and less cranky...see what a 17 year old achieved when s he made a difference in her school's approach...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:03 AM

Sleep deprivation results in lost learning and more bad bahavior. 

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It just takes one to make a difference. We have some remarkable children if we just take some time to listen.

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What's the difference between empathy and sympathy and why is it important?

What's the difference between empathy and sympathy and why is it important? | Making a difference | Scoop.it

Today is the first ever Empathy Day, which aims to use words and stories to build children’s empathy.

It’s common to mistake empathy with sympathy, so what’s the difference between the two?  Both words deal with the relationship someone has to the feelings and experiences of another.

 

The two terms have roots in the Greek term pathos, which means ‘suffering, feeling’.  Sympathy is a word that entered English in the mid 1500s, and had a broad meaning of ‘agreement or harmony in qualities between things or people’.

 

Since then, the term has come to be used in a more specific way – and the word now conveys feeling pity or feelings for someone who is experiencing misfortune.


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Edutopia

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We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
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"Laugh It Forward" a comedy fundraising event to benefit Face Forward, Inc.

"Laugh It Forward" a comedy fundraising event to benefit Face Forward, Inc. | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Face Forward's mission is to provide emotional support and reconstructive surgery for women, children and men who have been victims of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking or any Cruel Acts of Crime.  This is the 3rd Annual "Laugh It Forward" comedy show to raise funds to help Fac
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Why it’s imperative to invest in education for adolescent girls

Why it’s imperative to invest in education for adolescent girls | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Across the world, barriers persist that keep girls out of school. A key ingredient to empowering girls through education rests at the local level. (Photo: Charlotte Kesl / World Bank) “If you invest in a girl, she becomes a woman and she invests in everyone else.” Melinda Gates delivered this call to action from the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings last April 2017. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim echoed her sentiments.
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Doing Good Together: Why We Matter

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Doing Good Together is a national nonprofit organization that promotes kindness lessons and service ideas. DGT makes family volunteering easy and fun!

 

Doing Good Together matters because kindness matters. In a culture that so often appears to reward materialism and greed, practicing kindness and serving others as a family is a powerful way to pass on the values of  empathy, thoughtfulness, and social responsibility.


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Weekend Breaks

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KU Alternative Breaks is a service based organization at the University of
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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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Tweet from @FIU

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RT @FIU: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -MLK https://t.co/tCC0yW209Q
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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

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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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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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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

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Drowning is not the violent, splashing call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of ex
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25 Life Lessons Written by a 100-Year-Old Man

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My great-grandfather is 100 years old, and living a century has taught him a thing or two. Andy Anderson's life story is one for the big screen — he met
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Helping Create More Access to Quality Education

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Progress 2017 | PBA

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Our world is at a crossroads, and there has never been a more important time for civil society to come together and strengthen our efforts to make Australia a more just, sustainable and welcoming nation. Progress is the key biennial event that gathers, energises, and propels forward Australia’s leading campaigners, advocates and change-makers from every sector. With more than 60 sessions to choose from, there will be skill-shares and workshops, insightful panels, international keynotes and the launch of major new initiatives.
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Empathy and Self-Compassion: Be Good to Yourself When Nobody Else Will

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Usually confused with compassion, empathy is the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions, or more simply stated, it is the ability to share someone else's feelings. Whereas compassion might lean more toward action to alleviate someone's pain (like sending food when someone gets sick), empathy means you make attempts to understand a person's perspectives, decisions, and motivations for their actions.

Empathy has been called a vicarious experience—if your friend is feeling betrayed, you too will experience a feeling of betrayal in your body; if they are elated, you too will feel happy. Feeling empathy is to tune into another person's emotions.

 

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

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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, 2016 6:37 AM
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Bryan Worn's curator insight, September 26, 2016 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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And the best part is, you can adopt them all.

Ąžuolas Lomonosovas's curator insight, October 2, 2016 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

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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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