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CDC Features - Engaged Parents Have Healthier Adolescents

CDC Features - Engaged Parents Have Healthier Adolescents | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Students whose parents are engaged in their school lives are more likely to practice healthy behaviors and succeed academically.
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Some of the most important qualities that help kids succeed and excel are called resilience factors. Engagement is a good start, but the article explores specifics about objectives to accomplish WHILE engaged. Keep in mind what may distract parents and disengage them from parenting their children. It's not just the screen time on cell phones, tablets, and desktops. Distractors from engagement include addictions and mental illness. 

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“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog)

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“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource GeekDad (blog) As GeekDads we are probably more aware than others of the increasing interest from parents, schools and businesses of teaching kids to code.
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138 Influences Related To Achievement - Hattie effect size list

138 Influences Related To Achievement - Hattie effect size list | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
John Hattie developed a way of ranking various influences in different meta-analyses according to their effect sizes. In his ground-breaking study “Visible Learning” he ranked those influences which are related to learning outcomes from very positive effects to very negative effects on student achievement. Hattie found that the average effect size of all the interventions he studied was 0.40. Therefore he decided to judge the success of influences relative to this ‘hinge point’, in order to find an answer to the question “What works best in education?”
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Work down the list. Get to know the "influences" (approaches, strategies, practices, interventions) if you don't know them. 

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Competency Works

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CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in the K-12 education system. Drawing on lessons learned by innovators and early adopters, CompetencyWorks shares original research, knowledge and a variety of perspectives through an informative blog with practitioner knowledge, policy advancements, papers on emerging issues and a wiki with resources curated from across the field. CompetencyWorks also offers a blog on competency education in higher education so that the sectors can learn from each other and begin to align systems across K-12, higher education and the workplace.
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The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect LinkedIn Profile

The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect LinkedIn Profile | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

I have to be honest here, setting up and optimizing a LinkedIn profile takes time. This is not going to be a "Clean Up Your LinkedIn Profile In 5 Minutes" kind of post. So while it will only take a few minutes for you and I to run through these suggestions, be prepared to spend a considerably greater amount of time actually implementing some of them. Fortunately, once done, you can relax, have a glass of wine, and just pop back into your profile every few weeks or months to make a couple updates.

 

Before we jump into these recommendations, let me make one more point perfectly clear. These are not necessarily recommendations for the perfect LinkedIn profile if you're looking for a job. I am writing this from my own perspective, as someone who is using their LinkedIn profile to connect with influencers, partners or prospects. I already have a business and I am counting on LinkedIn to help me grow that business and reach more of their nearly 200 million active monthly users....


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Have you been trying to use LinkedIn to promote your business, only to be frustrated by the network's focus on resumes and jobs? Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile for success.

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Have you been trying to use LinkedIn to promote your business, only to be frustrated by the network's focus on resumes and jobs? Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile for success.

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Have you been trying to use LinkedIn to promote your business, only to be frustrated by the network's focus on resumes and jobs? Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile for success.

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Have you been trying to use LinkedIn to promote your business, only to be frustrated by the network's focus on resumes and jobs? Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile for success.

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This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from the Washington Post explains. The "Sitting Is Killing You" Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is The "Sitting Is Killing You" Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is The "Sitting Is Killing You" Infographic Sitting is killing you. Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day, but… Read more Read more

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Oak Flat: The Latest Land Grab From Native Americans

Oak Flat: The Latest Land Grab From Native Americans | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A "sneak law" attachment to a "must-pass" bill gives sacred Native American land to a foreign mining company. How did this happen?
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How To Push Through Procrastination

How To Push Through Procrastination | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Give your consequences, break down your deadlines, change the order, set a timer: eight techniques to finally get things done.
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How You Can Use Discipline to Achieve Freedom

How You Can Use Discipline to Achieve Freedom | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
How You Can Use Discipline to Achieve Freedom If you are not experiencing a positive state of mind every morning and throughout the day, your mind is not disciplined yet.
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Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
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When did being ‘nice’ become a business liability?

When did being ‘nice’ become a business liability? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
It's time to change the rule in business and let authenticity rule. How has “niceness” come to represent weakness or ineffectiveness? How can this attribute be viewed as bad for business? And what in the world does it mean to be “too” nice? Not only did I believe this candidate was successful in her job because of her polite, gentle nature, but I am convinced that had she tried to come across as more direct, more assertive or more bullying, she would have failed miserably.
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The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A survey shows a striking lack of emotional intelligence among executives.
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TED | TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites

TED | TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

TED Quotes brings you salient bits of TEDTalks, on everything from activism to storytelling, from chemistry to curiosity. A great place to look for inspiration...and then watch the video to learn more.


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3 Big Reasons Humor Benefits Your Leadership

3 Big Reasons Humor Benefits Your Leadership | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Laughter and play are essential components for resilience. When it comes to leadership in complex times, a sense of humor ranks up there with strategic thinking and superb communication skill.

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91% of executives believe a sense of humor is important for career advancement. While 84% feel that people with a good sense of humor do a better job

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Are You That Guy?

Are You That Guy? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
We’ve all seen and heard him. He’s at a party, telling dirty jokes and talking about his weekend in Reno with a pair of strippers — twins! Or he’s having a very personal phone conversation, and everyone within shouting distance can hear him. Yes, we’ve all seen him, we’ve all heard him. But could it be that some of us have also actually … been him?
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How to fire people with dignity

How to fire people with dignity | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from It Takes More than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee, Diane K. Adams shows you how to ease the pain of the firing process.
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Great movie that explores this issue: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Life_of_Walter_Mitty_(2013_film).

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Parlio - Q&A with Adam Grant

Parlio - Q&A with Adam Grant | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Rely less on interviews and more on work samples—actual examples of job-relevant tasks that applicants have done. It might be a report they created, a presentation they delivered, or a software program they wrote. It could be customer satisfaction, employee retention rates, or patents filed. When data on past performance aren’t available, create simulations. If you’re hiring salespeople, ask them to sell you something. If you’re looking for people who can thrive under pressure, put them in a stressful situation and see how they respond. If you want leaders, challenge them to create a vision and mobilize a group of strangers to follow them.
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We can do more of this. Many school districts require lessons taught to a class, for example. 

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Hospital checklists are meant to save lives — so why do they often fail?

Hospital checklists are meant to save lives — so why do they often fail? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
An easy method that promised to cut complications in surgery may not be so simple after all.
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The unintended consequences of rationality | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The unintended consequences of rationality | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
David Parkes discusses how artificial intelligence is changing economic theory
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What The Pope Knows: The Power Of An Apology

What The Pope Knows: The Power Of An Apology | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Francis’s words cast in sharp relief the nuttiness of this no-apology obsession.

First, he was frankly apologetic: “I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America.”
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This article explores an issue I've been curious about. How does diplomacy and negotiations work with countries and other societies (organizations) that have existed for a long time? My main question has to do with history and culture versus their contemporary needs and interests. Who is the organization (society): its past leadership and actions or its present leadership and needs?

 

At the individual level, we are taught not to take responsibility for someone else's actions. How can you be sincere about being apologetic? It seems like a customer service tactic. 

 

However, when a family member does something wrong, don't you feel the need to apologize for that person--especially, if it's a son or daughter--but can also extend to actions of a spouse? 

 

Are we doing a disservice to individuals and leaders by holding them accountable for actions of others? Previous leaders? Previous economic situations? different eras? We might often state "If I knew then what I know now..." things would be different or would have gone differently. There is a sense that we could somehow do better with more information, yet look at the criticism of world leaders who regularly meet with committees and advisers and intelligence. Each nation's economy has changed from the past, each nation has its crimes against humanity, its genocidal history, its issues with poverty and starvation. Each nation also stages struggles between its leaders and the business classes and the impoverished. Instant information access has transformed politics everywhere. 

 

So, why are we still looking for apologies from people who weren't responsible for the insult(s)? Why do I suddenly want to know more about psychodrama? And more importantly, why are these apologies (sometimes) so powerful, cathartic? Why does acknowledgement of past wrongs, committed by an organization they weren't leading, mean anything?

 

This article suggests that there is something more going on. One, it's a sign that with the acknowledgement of past wrongdoings, a new era is beginning. It's like saying, yes, we did this due to bad policy and even worse decision making, but take this as a break from the past. We have a new approach and new philosophy. We are rebranding, so to speak. 

 

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Senate Passes No Child Left Behind Overhaul

Senate Passes No Child Left Behind Overhaul | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The Senate Thursday passed a bipartisan rewrite of No Child Left Behind, the nation’s education standards extending the federal reach into public schools.
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Creativity and the Role of the Leader

Creativity and the Role of the Leader | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Your organization could use a bigger dose of creativity. Here’s what to do about it.

 

If you’re trying to enhance creativity…

…remember that you are not the sole fount of ideas.

Be the appreciative audience.

Ask the inspiring questions.

Allow ideas to bubble up from the workforce.

…enable collaboration.

Combat the lone inventor myth.

Define “superstar” as someone who helps others succeed.

Use “coordination totems”—metaphors, analogies, and stories—to help teams conceptualize together.

…enhance diversity.

Get people with different backgrounds and expertise to work together.

Encourage individuals to gain diverse experiences that will increase their creativity.

Open up the organization to outside creative contributors.

…map the stages of creativity and tend to their different needs.

Avoid process management in the fuzzy front end.

Provide sufficient time and resources for exploration.

Manage the handoff to commercialization.

…accept the inevitability and utility of failure.

Create psychological safety to maximize learning from failure.

Recognize the different kinds of failure and how they can be useful.

Create good mechanisms for filtering ideas and killing dead-end projects.

…motivate with intellectual challenge.

Protect the front end from commercial pressure.

Clear paths through the bureaucracy for creative ideas.

Let people do “good work.”

Show the higher purpose of projects whenever possible.

Grant as much independence as possible.

http://www.creativeleader.com/qualties-of-visionary-leaders/

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Why Research Trumps Your Experience - Pearson Research & Innovation Network

Why Research Trumps Your Experience - Pearson Research & Innovation Network | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

I have seen a number of cases lately where people believe that their personal experience trumps research. 

 

To an extent, I understand this. Your experience is very tangible to you. Research seems distant to your own life. They didn’t test you after all. But here’s the problem. We are not objective observers of our own experience. Kahneman and Tversky wrote a classic book, Judgment Under Uncertainty, showing some of our biases.

 
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Affinity Diagram - ASQ

The affinity diagram organizes a large number of ideas into their natural relationships.
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Every Manager Needs Communicate To Effectively -- Here's How To Do It Better

Every Manager Needs Communicate To Effectively  --  Here's How To Do It Better | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
You communicate effectively not by having a knack for a clever turn of phrase, but by putting in the effort to express your ideas clearly.
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Sharing a joke: The effects of a similar sense of humor on affiliation and altruism

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Cooperation requires that individuals are able to identify, and preferentially associate with, others who have compatible preferences and the shared background knowledge needed to solve interpersonal coordination problems. This body of shared knowledge constitute a substantial proportion of what is called ‘culture’. It has been argued that, for this reason, individuals prefer to associate with others who share their culture, and also that shared appreciation of humor provides a particularly effective means of identifying others with the relevant preferences and knowledge. The present experiment uses a ‘dummy rating procedure’ to compare the effects of sharing an appreciation of non-humorous (first lines of novels) and humorous (jokes) cultural stimuli on interpersonal affiliation, altruism and assessment. The results show that the degree of shared appreciation for both sets of stimuli had a positive effect on Affiliation; only humorous stimuli had an effect on Altruism; and neither effected the Assessment of others' personal traits. Thus, the results support the general theory that shared culture promotes affiliation, and provide evidence of the special role of humor in interpersonal relations.

 


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Strategic Humor: Cartoons from the June 2015 Issue

Strategic Humor: Cartoons from the June 2015 Issue | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Enjoy these cartoons from the June issue of HBR, and test your management wit in the HBR Caption Contest.


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