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What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School?

What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Setting aside the two predominant narratives of education, there's a third vision taking shape that's yet to be defined. What would a reimagined education system value and teach?

Via Ann S. Michaelsen, Suvi Salo, Bobby Dillard
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Ann S. Michaelsen's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:07 PM

“We need to begin to think about schools in a fundamentally different way,” Richardson said. In his vision of this third narrative, reformers would focus on creating an education system that supportsinquiry-based, student-centered learning, where students are encouraged to find entry points into the mandated curriculum in ways that are meaningful to them. Technology is an integral part of Richardson’s vision because it allows students to create and demonstrate their knowledge. “That piece of it really allows kids to create things and connect with other people, arguably more important than much of the traditional curriculum that schools are built around,” Richardson said

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 21, 2014 5:53 PM

Most of what is in this article has been understood for some time. I am reading Dewey, Whitehead, and Gadamer about education. There is no one-size-fits-all in their writing and thinking. The first two used a common phrase: "there is no royal road to learning." What is interesting is we seem to be recirculating ideas as if they are fresh and new without change. Ben Levine (2010) suggested their is political resistance to the change. I agree, but is the resistance where we think it is? I think it is in the political, bureaucratic and technocratic  levels and not so much in the classroom. I experienced what real great change was and watched it stripped down to nothing by those outside our little school. What we did was different and well done, but that is scary in education.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:54 AM

inquiry-centered learning.

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How to spot emotional intelligence in the people you interview

How to spot emotional intelligence in the people you interview | Positive futures | Scoop.it
'Emotional intelligence' is a phrase which has been bandied about a great deal over the last few years. But what is it? Why should you employ people with it? And, most importantly, how can you tell who has it?
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Useful interview 101 for recruiters and candidates.

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How to Reinvent Yourself at Work

How to Reinvent Yourself at Work | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We cannot rely on our past successes as a determination of future successes. We must be willing to volunteer and create opportunities to show off our talents. The art of reinventing ourselves is to remain relevant in the work place.
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Relevance (and therefore influence) is a journey not an event.

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Cute infographic on the science of happiness: http://t.co/0T2wRkKIze
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Alex Moyle's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:10 AM

What can you tick off from this list to make it a great weekend.  

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Soft Skills Every Millennial Should Learn

Soft Skills Every Millennial Should Learn | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The author of 'Promote Yourself' emphasizes the importance of soft skills and resilience.
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The Story of a Kind Leader Who Engaged His People to Contribute #appreciativeinquiry

The Story of a Kind Leader Who Engaged His People to Contribute #appreciativeinquiry | Positive futures | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 6, 2014 1:35 PM

Asking people what they appreciate about something is an incredible experience. I used Appreciative Inquiry with World Cafe conversations about schooling. The results were enlightening and contradicted many of the held believes about the way change should and does occur in our schools.

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How Many More Tragedies Does It Take Before We Stop Turning Our Backs on Mental Illness?

How Many More Tragedies Does It Take Before We Stop Turning Our Backs on Mental Illness? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Over 13.5 million adults in the United States suffer from serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression and bi-polar disorder. Approximately 20% of American youth between 13 and 18 years of age experience severe mental illness in a given year, 2.6 million people live with schizophrenia and 6.1 million with bi-polar disorder. The problem is worldwide. Then there are the families who often suffer in silence under a heavy cloud of stigma and fear.

Recent research indicates the rate of medication noncompliance for serious mental illness is upwards of 74 percent soon after initiation, especially among patients withschizophrenia. University of Pennsylvania research indicates that if schizophrenia patients prematurely discontinue the first prescription of antipsychotic medication, then the chances are reduced of them sticking to a medication regimen later.

It would be immoral to allow someone in insulin shock to go untreated. Why is it that we insist on letting people who are so sick that they don't know they're sick go untreated? Yet that is what we do in civilized countries around the world. We tell ourselves that if a mentally ill person thinks he is well and doesn't at the moment appear to present a danger to himself or others, no matter how delusional or fractured his or her grasp on reality, it's okay to let conditions get worse. If drugs are involved, especially accompanying symptoms like delusions and medicine noncompliance, research indicates that the chances of violence are significantly increased.


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A plea to recognise and deal with mental health - very important, please RT.

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Don't Be That Person: 5 Ways to Stop Being High Maintenance

Don't Be That Person: 5 Ways to Stop Being High Maintenance | Positive futures | Scoop.it

No one likes to work with a high-maintenance jerk, especially when that jerk is the boss. Before you think, Who, me?, keep reading.I've had my share of "high maintenance" moments.


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Self-Compassion: How To Stop Being So Damn Hard On Yourself

Self-Compassion: How To Stop Being So Damn Hard On Yourself | Positive futures | Scoop.it

You are your own worst critic. Self-compassion is the act of extending kind thoughts towards yourself. Learn how to live with more self-compassion today.


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Visualising a positive future starts with valuing what you have to offer.

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The Job Search vs. Career Development

The Job Search vs. Career Development | Positive futures | Scoop.it

For many job seekers, career development usually looks a little something like this: search for job, land job, learn job, figure out how to make a career out of job.


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When Is School Reform Not Enough?

When Is School Reform Not Enough? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Complicated teaching strategies, expensive school construction, and punitive evaluations cannot improve schools; real reform equalizes classroom experiences for all children, writes Ann Evans de Bernard.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 5, 2014 1:39 AM

The more we change things the more the stay the same. It is that way in the US and Canada. We need real structural changes but those holding the levers of power have their buffer class in place. We are now told the latest greatest thing is digital technologies, yet new research shows little is changing.

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Social Entrepreneurs In Seattle Are Scaling To Change The World - Forbes

Social Entrepreneurs In Seattle Are Scaling To Change The World - Forbes | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Social Entrepreneurs In Seattle Are Scaling To Change The World
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Right now, I'm focused on building a sustainable finance company that helps small businesses borrow money directly from people in their community.
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The Art of Appreciative Inquiry

"Asia in Review" host David Day engages in an important and fascinating conversation with special guest Mr. Amin Leiman a California & Hawaii-based internati...
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Appreciative Inquiry - an idea for our times.

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Preventing Bullying With Emotional Intelligence - Education Week

Preventing Bullying With Emotional Intelligence - Education Week | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Visit Opinion. A recent meta-analysis on social- and emotional-learning programs like RULER confirms that teaching emotional intelligence is the common feature among schools that have safe, caring, and productive learning ...
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"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." Aristotle

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Happiness Vs. Pain | The Psychology of Wellbeing

Happiness Vs. Pain | The Psychology of Wellbeing | Positive futures | Scoop.it

A colleague of mine from the positive psychology community, Dr. Lynn Johnson, once shared with me his own experiences with pain after having a double knee replacement surgery. 

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Strategies for dealing with pain.

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Communicating Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going

Communicating Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the good people at SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership.  Keep track of the series here and check our daily e-mail newsletter, for all posts.
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Do you know where you want to go?  Successful people normally do...

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Alex Moyle's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:05 AM

Knowing where you are heading is essential if you want to get anywhere 

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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” | Mindful

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” | Mindful | Positive futures | Scoop.it
RT @gould_nathan: Why the pursuit of meaning may be better for you than the pursuit of happiness... http://t.co/48ojQLFnNe
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Tom Wojick's curator insight, February 7, 2014 11:01 AM

Happiness is fleeting. Just ask any stock broker after they get their bonus. A few weeks done the road the glow is gone and now its about how can I get an even bigger bonus. Meaning and resiliency are interwoven and have permanence.

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The ability to remain calm under pressure is a massive predictor of performance. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides ten proven strategies you can start using today. (RT @giloublay: With #emotional #intelligence, you can stay #calm and decrease #stress.
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Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence Brings Together Global Audience for a New Kind of Conference - The Sacramento Bee

Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence Brings Together Global Audience for a New Kind of Conference - The Sacramento Bee | Positive futures | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence is set to begin Monday, March 10. Live, interactive webinars will feature a host of thought leaders within the EQ (emotional intelligence) community.
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The Death Of Jobs

The Death Of Jobs | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Jobs aren’t a viable construct going forward. The notion that most of us will earn our living in the future through an employee/employer relationship is headed for the scrap heap of economic history.

Via Andrew Spence
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A profound movement to ponder as you plan your future?

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, February 5, 2014 6:57 PM

David Maney in Forbes asks, Is the death of jobs upon us?

In my view, slowly but surely yes.


So what is the impact on how we manage our people ?

  • We need to be able to source specialist skills quickly and for specific projects in a globalised market place
  • Right now there are 16.7m global freelancers to add to your TalentPool @freelancer  @Elance & @odesk (recently merged)
  • The idea of an employment contract becomes redundant for all but a core group of "employees"


What do you think the impact will be on HR and people management ?




Annabel Kaye's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:41 AM

Freelance is the new employed but do you know that  in the UK freelance workers have legal rights too?  HR are sometimes not up to speed on this and managers often think they can do what they like with freelancers..

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#Whatif We Valued Trying? - Blog - Mills-Scofield LLC - Innovanomics, strategic alignment for innovation

#Whatif We Valued Trying? - Blog - Mills-Scofield LLC - Innovanomics, strategic alignment for innovation | Positive futures | Scoop.it

We humans love to divide the world: yes, no; either, or; black, white; true, false; winners, losers; successes, failures.  Yet little in life is really that nice and tidy, despite how much we want it to be.  And our world is not going in that direction anymore.

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#Whatif _______ - it's a great question and hashtag. How would you finish it?

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Leadership Qualities That Matter the Most: Lessons from Davos 2014 - Huffington Post

Leadership Qualities That Matter the Most: Lessons from Davos 2014 - Huffington Post | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Leadership Qualities That Matter the Most: Lessons from Davos 2014
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We all know the story by now. The world is more complex, global, latticed, networked and unforgiving.

Via Bill Palladino - MLUI
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Identifying the qualities require is the esay bit, if welcome at thuis level. Institutionalising them is the challenge!

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, February 5, 2014 12:24 AM

A small handful of must-have qualities always rise to the surface: empathy, judgment, self-awareness, adaptability, integrity, passion, courage and resilience.

Efficienarta's curator insight, February 5, 2014 5:02 AM

I see parallels between this list a list I used to use when assessing individuals for service in the Royal Air Force. Our criteria  included Adaptability & Integrity,.

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Why this millennial quit his 6-figure job and gave away most of his possessions

Why this millennial quit his 6-figure job and gave away most of his possessions | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Joshua Fields Millburn, who at age 27 became...

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2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention | Positive futures | Scoop.it

It is time to explore new ways of working, and as we do, it is important to consider the foundation of culture and strategy in the organization.

 

First, you need a clear organizational purpose and strategy. People must understand where the organization is headed and why, as well as how they contribute to that strategy.


Second, People must trust and be trusted in order for leaders to relinquish their power and individuals to lead themselves with integrity and authenticity.


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Monique Nillessen's curator insight, January 7, 2014 6:00 AM

Eens. Interessanter dan deze doelen is misschien nog wel de weg zelf, hoe gaan we weer vertrouwen?

david o'connor's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:53 AM

So true, so obvious, yet so slow to catch on.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:30 AM

Culture and strategy as twin pillars!

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5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self

5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self | Positive futures | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems I see when looking for talented, desirable, employable men and women, is the downward spiral of the trending “Brand You.” It can nauseate a person who watches a perfectly packaged, programmed, and plastic brand walk...
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