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Reflecting on daily life, interactions, choices, events keeps us in the moment. Live in the moment and be present to live life well!
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POV Hackathon: Five Projects Aiming to Re-Invent the Documentary for the Web

POV Hackathon: Five Projects Aiming to Re-Invent the Documentary for the Web | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Adnaan Wasey: "Later this month, teams of filmmakers and developers will be challenged to create web documentary prototypes — be they mobile sites, web apps, widgets, games or something we’ve never seen before — over two days of intense collaboration."


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EdCampCT 2012: The Map | edcamp CT

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Where are participants of EdCampCT coming from? Locations are based on the school or organization participants identified with while registering for EdCampCT. We look forward to seeing you this Friday!

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How can I use Infographics in the Classroom?

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Infographics in the classroom are a handy and attractive educational or learning aid.

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8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook

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These eight tools will make the experience of creating your first ebook painless and even fun.

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How to Get and Keep Respect – 4 Practices | Thin Difference

How to Get and Keep Respect – 4 Practices | Thin Difference | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

"Respect is such a simple thing in concept. In practice, since other people are involved, respect gets more complicated. Self-interests are mixed in, so emotions and actions impact us in unexpected or adverse ways."


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Middle Schoolers Rank Phys. Ed. as Favorite Subject in Survey

Middle Schoolers Rank Phys. Ed. as Favorite Subject in Survey | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Education Week news producer Bryan Toporek brings you K-12 sports coverage that reaches far beyond box scores.

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Lessons Learned From The Life of Steve Jobs [Infographic]

Lessons Learned From The Life of Steve Jobs [Infographic] | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Few months back Steve Jobs passed away leaving a fast growing empire at Apple Inc. He was the man who started a new Era of computers.
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Powerful Storytelling, Changed Lives: Lessons From Kony 2012 - Fast Company

Powerful Storytelling, Changed Lives: Lessons From Kony 2012 - Fast Company | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Fast CompanyPowerful Storytelling, Changed Lives: Lessons From Kony 2012Fast CompanyThis story has got kids, teachers, parents and peers talking to each other about an issue with substance and groups mobilizing to join the story and to change the...
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Informal coalitions: Reframing leadership – Seven would-be shifts in how we think and talk about leadership practice

Here, I want to challenge these established conceptions of what's actually going on in organizations - and what that means in terms of the ways in which we think and talk about leadership practice. I've therefore set out below seven possible shifts in the ways that we conventionally make sense of leadership in organizations. And, as suggested in Informal Coalitions, if the conversations change so will the outcomes that emerge.


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Synesthesia and Buddhism

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Could synesthesia be a form of heightened awareness? A leading medical anthropologist thinks so.


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The Brain in Technicolour

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Firstly I want to point out that yes, it is a brain. 


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Dean Russell Sorenson's comment, January 27, 2012 1:42 PM
It's interesting how it looks so similar to so many other systems that we have.
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, January 27, 2012 1:54 PM
Yes, it is a fractal scheme
ScienceDefined's comment, January 27, 2012 8:29 PM
Thanks for sharing!
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Angela Maiers - Person to Watch

Angela Maiers - Person to Watch | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Angela Maiers is definitely a person to watch. She is a visionary, a change agent, a provocateur and is truly bringing heart and soul to the web and educating people in extraordinary new ways.

 

Here is a piece she wrote that really moved me and I'm passing it on to you:

 

The 12 Most Important Ways to Let People Know They Matter

 

Read full article: [http://bit.ly/t1GaGf]

 

About Angela In her own words:

 

I am so glad you found your way into this important conversation about learning,
leadership, and 21st Century Skills.

 

My life path has always been about teaching and communication. My twenty years as an educator and my passionate pursuit of literacy and learning, gave me the healthy dose of courage and skills that have led me through a wonderful variety of experiences, including classroom and University teaching, instructional coaching, research, writing, publishing, corporate training, and starting my own business.

 

Through the course of these experiences, I began to use technology in a variety of ways. It was my blog, and now my engagement on Twitter and multiple social networking sites that changed everything for me.

 

Now as owner and lead consultant of Maiers Education Service, I see that all the roads I’ve travelled have led me to helping you open your eyes & heart to the wisdom and potential of the New Web.

 

There are no limits for learners with passion, foresight, and a desire to grow. Technology, used strategically, has the power to leverage human capital and maximize performance of organizations big and small.

 

I consider myself fortunate that you are here, and would be honored to take the conversation to the next level. Your success is important to me.

 

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Let’s consider what’s possible. Together We Are Smarter!

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "People to Watch"

 

http://www.angelamaiers.com/about

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The Kindles Are Coming: Ereaders and tablets are springing up in schools—and librarians are leading the way

The Kindles Are Coming: Ereaders and tablets are springing up in schools—and librarians are leading the way | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Yes they are! 


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The value of Personal Learning Networks TeachMeet@PLANE ...

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We hosted our third TeachMeet@PLANE on Wed night 25 July on the topic 'The Value of Personal Learning Networks'. It was a great session with a smorgasbord of knowledge sharing. If you attended this online event, we'd ...


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Conjoined Twins, Conjoined Brains, But Conjoined Minds?

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How Two Little Girls May Shed Light on an Age-Old Mystery


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A State of Military Mind -

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More on military attention training  _ Howard

 

"Sarah Ernst, renamed the class Warrior Mind Training and described the practice as mental hygiene—a workout for the brain. With a small group of volunteers, they now teach weekly classes at several military and veteran facilities, where they draw clear connections to other military cultures that have used meditation, particularly the Samurai.

 

“They represent the stereotypical image of an elite warrior, a real badass with a sword and strategy,” Ernst says. “But they cultivated the elite warrior mind, spending hours and hours focusing their minds so that when it was time to go into battle, they knew how to turn off their thoughts and have razor-sharp attention in which there weren’t any thoughts or doubts that would cause them to hesitate—especially in the most critical moments, when it could be a life-or-death situation.”

 

"Gregorian cued up an electronica song on her iPod and told the group to notice each thought and let it slip by, like watching a leaf float down a stream. For beginners, this is difficult and exhausting work. Chatter builds in the mind, as thoughts swirl and linger—leaves caught in an eddy. But this becomes easier and more effective with practice. “Your mind is like a muscle,” Gregorian says. “The more you’re able to train it, the more you’re able to hold your attention and keep it from wandering.”"


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10 Powerful Questions for Leaders | Business 2 Community

10 Powerful Questions for Leaders | Business 2 Community | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Too often leaders spend more time talking and less time listening to their team members and generally it is because the questions they ask are not uncovering (10 Powerful Questions for Leaders http://t.co/4QCJbXbr...)...

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The Human Cost of Diagnosis

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Many mental health professionals are speaking out about their fears and doubts related to the proposed revisions to the DSM. The following is an invited piece by Lois Holzman on the subject. I think you'll find it interesting and eye-opening.


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TED-Ed Gives Teachers the Power to Supply Life-Changing Lessons - WebProNews

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Independent OnlineTED-Ed Gives Teachers the Power to Supply Life-Changing LessonsWebProNewsThe forum invites teachers to share what they think are their best lessons to enhance connectivity between instructors and students, exchange curriculum and...
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Living Spirituality: Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

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About. Greg Laughery A blog engaged in exploring Living Christian Spirituality. View My Wiki. Facebook Badge. Living Spirituality · Promote Your Page Too. Search This Site. Google · web · Living Spirituality.
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4 Traits of Great Leaders

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Four easy-to-master traits from great leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Sam Budnyk, and Gene Kranz.

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Mindfulness Matters - NIH News in Health, January 2012

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Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for your health. Studies suggest that the ancient practice called mindfulness may help people manage stress, cope better with serious illness and reduce anxiety and depression.

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Bare Necessities

Pare down to the simplicity of life every so often! "Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book. "(Lessons from the jungle book...

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Angela Maiers - Person to Watch

Angela Maiers - Person to Watch | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Angela Maiers is definitely a person to watch. She is a visionary, a change agent, a provocateur and is truly bringing heart and soul to the web and educating people in extraordinary new ways.

 

Here is a piece she wrote that really moved me and I'm passing it on to you:

 

The 12 Most Important Ways to Let People Know They Matter

 

Read full article: [http://bit.ly/t1GaGf]

 

About Angela In her own words:

 

I am so glad you found your way into this important conversation about learning,
leadership, and 21st Century Skills.

 

My life path has always been about teaching and communication. My twenty years as an educator and my passionate pursuit of literacy and learning, gave me the healthy dose of courage and skills that have led me through a wonderful variety of experiences, including classroom and University teaching, instructional coaching, research, writing, publishing, corporate training, and starting my own business.

 

Through the course of these experiences, I began to use technology in a variety of ways. It was my blog, and now my engagement on Twitter and multiple social networking sites that changed everything for me.

 

Now as owner and lead consultant of Maiers Education Service, I see that all the roads I’ve travelled have led me to helping you open your eyes & heart to the wisdom and potential of the New Web.

 

There are no limits for learners with passion, foresight, and a desire to grow. Technology, used strategically, has the power to leverage human capital and maximize performance of organizations big and small.

 

I consider myself fortunate that you are here, and would be honored to take the conversation to the next level. Your success is important to me.

 

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Let’s consider what’s possible. Together We Are Smarter!

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "People to Watch"

 

http://www.angelamaiers.com/about

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