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business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking

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 Do you really pursue diversity in your friendships and work relationships? What have you discovered when you really listed your friends and work relationships? Differences include class, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, political beliefs, nationality, intellectual, education (and even more). Do people really have "nothing" in common? When is "having nothing in common" a good thing? Stories of happy surprises are welcome.

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Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do

Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

The title of Feld’s paper says it all, and here’s a little demonstration you can do to confirm his conclusion.  List all of your friends.  Then ask each of your friends how many friends they have.  No matter who you are, whether you are a man or a woman, where you live, how many (or few) friends you have, and who your friends are, you will very likely discover that your friends on average have more friends than you do.

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We need to explore the social-emotional impacts of maintaining social networks (digital as well as face-to-face). This is topic relates well to math and science. The topic may interest secondary students and could be tied in to critical thinking skills, explorations of cognitive bias, fallacies, and other ways to be more rational. Kids in high school are familiar with social networds and recognize that some keep count of numbers of connections/friends/nodes in the network of a specific person. The article also introduces the social-emotional impact of becoming aware of those numbers, saying that this awareness "depresses" the person. School counselors might crosswalk a lesson that explores this impact: math, social studies, science, health. 

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Build a Diverse Group of Friends

Build a Diverse Group of Friends | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
To grow as a person, it's important to go beyond our "comfort zone" of people and seek relationships with those who are wildly different from us.
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We educators have difficulties expanding our horizons, networking for real professional growth. Maybe this is true for people, in general. After all, the author indicates what almost all of us believe, that “Every single person we choose to associate with brings out a different side of us. Therefore, the more diverse our group of friends is, the more dynamic and flexible we become as an individual.” But the proof is "in the pudding." We don't do this, really. there is even a name for our behavior: the similarity attraction effect. The author provides excellent instruction, "Be interested in people in general. Everyone has their own stories and peculiarities. When you approach everyone with the intent to get to know them and understand them, you’ll often find that most people are pretty damn awesome in their own way."

 

 

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The Ultimate Networking Tips Guide: 87 Killer Resources

The Ultimate Networking Tips Guide: 87 Killer Resources | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
This networking tips guide introduces you to the best tips and how-to’s… period. Learn how to create powerful relationships.
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It's not just the tips that are valuable. I also like the curation/organization of the tips and links. It's almost like a book.

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Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do

Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

The title of Feld’s paper says it all, and here’s a little demonstration you can do to confirm his conclusion.  List all of your friends.  Then ask each of your friends how many friends they have.  No matter who you are, whether you are a man or a woman, where you live, how many (or few) friends you have, and who your friends are, you will very likely discover that your friends on average have more friends than you do.

Sharrock's insight:

We need to explore the social-emotional impacts of maintaining social networks (digital as well as face-to-face). This is topic relates well to math and science. The topic may interest secondary students and could be tied in to critical thinking skills, explorations of cognitive bias, fallacies, and other ways to be more rational. Kids in high school are familiar with social networds and recognize that some keep count of numbers of connections/friends/nodes in the network of a specific person. The article also introduces the social-emotional impact of becoming aware of those numbers, saying that this awareness "depresses" the person. School counselors might crosswalk a lesson that explores this impact: math, social studies, science, health. 

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For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections

For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

By Matt Levinson It's connected educator month.

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