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Looking for validation? The only approval you need is your own | Magnetize Success

Looking for validation? The only approval you need is your own | Magnetize Success | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Author and success coach Sheila Callaham writes about her search for validation and how she found it by looking inward. Much of her journey is captured in her new book Stories from Spirit.

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Twitter is put on new primary school curriculum - Telegraph

Twitter is put on new primary school curriculum  - Telegraph | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Children under 11 will be taught how to use the social networking website Twitter, as well as blogs, webcams and podcasts under plans for a new high-tech primary school curriculum.

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Compassion Games -- Survival of the Kindest

Compassion Games -- Survival of the Kindest | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Where The Hunger Games are the imagined price of a failed transition to sustainable prosperity, Compassion Games are the authentic reward for successful transition. May kindness be with you in the game of life!

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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Game-based learning is famous for using context to engage learners. What is needed is personalization and participatory culture to achieve personal transformation for lifelong learning.

 

Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context.


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A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills | Positive futures | Scoop.it

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Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
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The World Bank's Shocking, Cautionary Tale on Climate Change

The World Bank's Shocking, Cautionary Tale on Climate Change | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Like the Ghost of Christmas Future, the World Bank has just provided us with a frightening glimpse into our world-to-be if, unlike Scrooge, we fail to change our ways.

 

The new World Bank report "Turn down the heat: why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided" stands in stark contrast to all fossil-fuel friendly policies of this and other international and national governance bodies. And the silence in the media about the coming Doha summit on climate change is deafening.


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Seven Ways Organizations Can Survive Until 2100

Seven Ways Organizations Can Survive Until 2100 | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Last week, I was attending my third Techonomy conference. Techonomy explores “the role of technology in business and social progress.” I love the word “progress.” 

 

How is progress reflected in a modern company? What does a 21st century company look like? Or maybe we should start thinking about what a 22nd century company would look like. (22nd century indeed: somebody born in 2012 will only be 88 years old in 2100. If Ray Kurzweil’s predictions are realized, it will be a piece of cake by then.)

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Albert Einstein's brain had an extraordinary prefrontal cortex

Albert Einstein's brain had an extraordinary prefrontal cortex | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Einstein's prefrontal cortex may have contributed to his remarkable genius,...


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The Potential Of Data And Human Capital To Change The World

The Potential Of Data And Human Capital To Change The World | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThe power of Silicon Valley is evident in almost everything we do. But is the drastic change that technology has wrought on modern life having an effect on the world of social entrepreneurship?

Find Those Right Minds:

When you build your team, act as if the world is your oyster. Find the right person who has the talent, network, and passion to help you succeed. Talent has become a focus in Silicon Valley and cited as the primary differentiator between competitors. As business author Jim Collins says, "the Who” is what matters most. One of the reasons that talent matters most is the network that the talent represents. When you hire someone, you are also getting access to the resources they represent in their network. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are masters at this. Reid Hoffman recognized this and founded LinkedIn on this very premise.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers - Edudemic

Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers - Edudemic | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Teaching kids goes beyond textbooks and classroom lessons. It has to include teaching them to open their minds and how to think for themselves.

This is how we will encourage them to reach their full potential.

One of the most important things we can teach kids is to believe in themselves. As adults we have an obligation to younger generations to help them gain confidence. We should also help them explore their ability to be creative.

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Leadership Series: Changing the World Begins With Women at the Table

Leadership Series: Changing the World Begins With Women at the Table | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Last week, Melinda and I posted on Facebook that this election marked a great step forward for women in the United States. Starting in January, twenty female Senators and 79 female Representatives will take their place in the 113th Congress.

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Theory U -> Leading from the Future

Dr. C. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and founding chair of the Presencing Institute. Scharmer chairs the MIT IDEAS program and helps groups of diverse stakeholders ...

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The Empathy Formula

The Empathy Formula | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Instead of offering disconnected but well-intentioned efforts to help children think, feel or act, would adults start to help children think, feel and act?

 

For over a year now, I've been working with a remarkable group of people at Ashoka who believe empathy is the foundational skill we need in order to become effective changemakers in modern society -- and who are bold/quixotic enough to envision a world in which one day, every child learns to master it as readily as s/he masters the ability to read and write.

 

As it turns out, there's a formula we can use to explain how people master empathy, even if no one's ever described it that way before. And best of all, it's got a familiar ring to it:

E = EC⊃2;.

 

by Sam Chaltain


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100 Green ‘Monster’ Tips: Ethical And Eco-friendly Cost-Saving Ideas For Business

100 Green ‘Monster’ Tips: Ethical And Eco-friendly Cost-Saving Ideas For Business | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The two key ways for a small business to become more profitable, are to firstly increase revenue whilst controlling the costs of doing so, and secondly by reducing the overall costs associated with running the business.

 

In difficult times, when increasing revenue is more difficult, a focus on reducing the overall cost of doing business can provide significant help towards maintaining profitability.

 

The excellent compilation, lists 100 tips of an ethical and enviro-friendly nature, that any business owner can explore to find savings in areas they may not have considered.


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Empowering women

Empowering women | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There's a lot you can do with the equivalent of 50 cents in Togo, a small country in West Africa. You can buy a tasty lunch of corn meal and meat, purchase a roll of toilet paper, or get a motorcycle taxi ride across town.

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The Fantasy of Technology » The Institute of Art and Ideas

The Fantasy of Technology » The Institute of Art and Ideas | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Leading cybernetics expert Kevin Warwick, cultural theorist Eva Aldea, science journalist Angela Saini, and philosopher of information Luciano Floridi take technology to task.
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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses | Positive futures | Scoop.it
50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses...

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Stop Cataclysmic Climate Change: Take Action Now - Jim Kim

Stop Cataclysmic Climate Change: Take Action Now - Jim Kim | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   This week the World Bank released a new scientific report that paints a sobering picture of our future if we fail to “Turn Down the Heat” (http://bit.ly/UO5GNq) and put the brakes on climate change. With greenhouse gas emissions still rising, the world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. That could trigger cataclysmic changes – extreme heat waves, crop-choking droughts, rising seas and floods affecting hundreds of millions of people.

 

   This isn’t a future any of us wants for our children. The World Bank commissioned the report by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research to help us understand the science and the potential impact of a 4-degree world.

   One conclusion was that the poorest countries and the poorest people are expected to suffer the most. The report foresees inundated coastal cities, increasing risks to food production, water scarcity in many regions, more frequent tropical cyclones, and irreversible loss of biodiversity. Some of the most vulnerable cities are in Mozambique, Madagascar, Mexico, Venezuela, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

 


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Greenhouse gases hit record level - FT.com

Greenhouse gases hit record level - FT.com | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rose to record levels last year, the UN has reported, reinforcing scientists’ warnings that the world may be on course for dangerous global warming.

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3 TED Talks: What Makes Us Happy?

3 TED Talks: What Makes Us Happy? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

What is it that makes us happy? We’re told that money that doesn’t buy it, or success, or even love. Can happiness be created, or must it be discovered? Does the path to a happy life require certain ingredients—self-discovery, confidence, a loving group of family and friends, spiritual guidance, the opportunity to fulfill one’s dreams—or can anyone be truly “happy?”


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"Preventing the Next Easter Island" --Scientists Pioneer a Technique to Predict Ecosystem Collapse

"Preventing the Next Easter Island" --Scientists Pioneer a Technique to Predict Ecosystem Collapse | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A team at the University of Southampton are pioneering a technique to predict when an ecosystem is likely to collapse, which may also have potential for foretelling crises in agriculture, fisheries or even social systems preventing another...

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The importance of developing creativity in children

The importance of developing creativity in children | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Most parents would be proud if their child was the one who discovered the cure for cancer.


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Creativity: How to live the best creative life possible

Creativity: How to live the best creative life possible | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Creativity is important to living a fulfilled life. Here's 7 simple points to maximize your unique creativity and live your best creative life possible.

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Bono: 9 Talks That Give Me Hope

Bono: 9 Talks That Give Me Hope | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Bono picks nine TEDTalks that express powerful ideas -- and shares exactly why each needs to be spread far and wide.

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key ...

A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key ... | Positive futures | Scoop.it
From the early days of online learning, there has been an emphasis on enabling learners to construct knowledge through questioning, discussion, the analysis of resources from multiple sources, and instructor feedback.

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