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People seek high-calorie foods in tough times

People seek high-calorie foods in tough times | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Bad news about the economy could cause you to pack on the pounds, according to a new study. The study shows that when there is a perception of tough times, people tend to seek higher-calorie foods that will keep them satisfied longer.
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“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog)

“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
“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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This Is How To Win With Passive-Aggressive People: 5 Proven Secrets - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

This Is How To Win With Passive-Aggressive People: 5 Proven Secrets - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Well-adjusted people are assertive. They’ll explain why they can’t help or ask for what they want. Aggressive folks will respond to requests with a flat “No” and will happily steamroll you to achieve their goals. Other people are passive. They’ll cave and do what you tell them, or give up on what they desire rather than ask for it.
And then we have the passive-aggressive bunch: they’re not going to say no, but they’re not going to follow through either. They’re not going to ask for what they want, but that’s not going to stop them from trying to get it.
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Europe’s sterile secularism could do with a dose of India’s founding ideals

Europe’s sterile secularism could do with a dose of India’s founding ideals | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
In a democracy, it is not religion per se but efforts to stigmatise and intimidate people or groups that is a matter of concern. This is what India has yet to tackle effectively. When political parties can reach out to religious communities, take up their concerns and show that they give representation to candidates from different religions, they give a voice to minorities. This stems the sense of alienation and neglect that radicalisation so often taps into.
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Neuroscientists Have Discovered the Part of the Brain That Could Help You Manipulate Your Popularity

Neuroscientists Have Discovered the Part of the Brain That Could Help You Manipulate Your Popularity | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A new study tells us why we might not be at the top of the social food chain.
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Woodside Charter School Principal Champions Hands-On Learning for Kids

"Having a number of trips and experiences, having children re-create what they see on trips, what they see in books, into real life" is key to meaningful learning, the 53-year-old educator said. "We try to bring real-life examples in for children as much as possible."
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Design Is Eating The World | Digital Tonto

Design Is Eating The World | Digital Tonto | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen a radical shift toward design as a fundamental source of value.  It used to be that design was a relatively narrow field, but today it’s become central to product performance and everybody needs to be design literate.  To get an idea of where its all going, I looked in on how Autodesk is promoting design as a basic skill.
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Design isn't just useful for product design, but it is also valued in the design of digital dashboards as well as the presentation and formatting of data sharing. 
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10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We've gathered the best ways to get more done this year.
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The Education of a CLO

The Education of a CLO | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The CLO role is one part educator, one part coach, and the final part is as the standard-bearer for organizational performance.
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How a Culture of Silence Eats Away at Your Company

What to do instead of complaining or getting angry.


"Speaking up about line cutting may seem frivolous — but in many other cases, giving voice to concerns saves lives. Consider our study in healthcare where we found that 90% of nurses don’t speak up to a physician even when they know a patient’s safety is at risk. We’ve also studied workplace safety. We found that 93% of people say their organization is at risk of an accident waiting to happen because people are either unwilling or unable to speak up."

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The most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

The most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Technology will bring globalization to the people-centric service sector, upending far more jobs in rich countries than the decline in manufacturing has in recent decades. (In the UK, the service sector accounts for almost 80% of the economy; less than 10% of US jobs are in manufacturing.) The disruption won’t come because people will move more freely across borders, but because technologies will provide “a substitute for being there,” Baldwin says.
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Moving from Retributive to Restorative Justice in Community Schools | University of Chicago - SSA

Moving from Retributive to Restorative Justice in Community Schools | University of Chicago - SSA | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The shift from retributive to restorative methods came to education from the field of criminology (Hopkins 2002) as schools found that they too could utilize mediation and conflict resolution. According to Hopkins (2002), implementing restorative justice requires a shift in the interventions that schools use to repair harm and in the underlying philosophies that guide all decision making in the school community.
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How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.
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The Problem Isn’t The Robots, It’s Us | Digital Tonto

The Problem Isn’t The Robots, It’s Us | Digital Tonto | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Our problem today is not that we face a world of increasing automation, but that too many of us have grown accustomed to acting like robots, striving to perform rote tasks with efficiency and accuracy.  We are educated to provide answers, not questions and when we enter professional life we are evaluated the same way.

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Common Myths That Are Getting in the Way of Good Leadership

Common Myths That Are Getting in the Way of Good Leadership | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
People are promoted because they’re good at their jobs. Being in a leadership position is a very different job, for which most are not trained. Why they’re not trained is a bit of a mystery. It’s as though colleges and professional schools don’t expect their graduates to move beyond the entry level. Interestingly,
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How black to be?

How black to be? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
we're looking at code-switching a little more broadly: many of us subtly, reflexively change the way we express ourselves all the time. We're hop-scotching between different cultural and linguistic spaces and different parts of our own identities — sometimes within a single interaction.
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While at college, I spoke on the hall phone to one of my high school friends. When I was done, my high school friend told me I talked differently than when I did in college. I come from a blue-collar town. I talked more rough. There were probably other ways I was acting. But the insight stuck with me. What's more is that at home, peers say I "talk white". 
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The Big Sort: Our Problematic Obsession in American Education With Ranking People

The Big Sort: Our Problematic Obsession in American Education With Ranking People | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Research shows that kids learn best when classroom teaching is geared not toward high-stakes year-end tests, but toward low-stakes, unit-level quizzes, created and graded by classroom teachers who use the results to refine their instruction throughout the year. The soundest use of testing, in other words, is as an instrument to figure out what children do and do not know, so that we can teach them better along the way.
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Leading with Humor

look at some of the broader recommendations summarized at the end of The Humor Code:

It’s not whether or not you’re funny, it’s what kind of funny you are. Be honest and authentic.
If you can’t be “ha-ha” funny, at least be “aha!” funny. Cleverness is sometimes good enough.

Good comedy is a conspiracy. Create an in-group.
Don’t be afraid to chuckle at yourself. It signals everything is okay.
Laughter is disarming. Poke fun at the stuff everyone’s worried about.
(One more useful tip: To tell whether a workmate’s amusement is real, not faked, look for crinkling around the eyes; if it’s there, you’ve got true “Duchenne” laughter, named for the French physician who identified it.)
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Content Is Crap | Digital Tonto

Content Is Crap | Digital Tonto | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
True emotional connections come from passion and passionate people are committed not because they’ve made a strategic choice, but because they have answered a calling and never felt like they had a choice.

Every brand has a great story to tell.  But please, don’t call it content. Content is crap.
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10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We've gathered the best ways to get more done this year.
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Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?
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Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning

Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Here are a few things you can do in your organization to make sure that employees have easier paths toward informal learning:

Understand how people in your organization communicate with each other. Who goes to lunch with whom? Who sits next to whom? How are daily how-to questions being asked and answered?


Look for opportunities to make communication easier. Keep in mind that your employees may be finding each other outside of your brick-and-mortar building, or even outside of your intranet and firewall. What social media outlets are they using? Find ways to support and encourage free-flow information.


Build time into your formal training to allow informal learning to take place. In the case of the engineers, they were often working so hard on their projects that lunch was seen as a waste of time. Reprioritizing work assignments gave new employees time to breathe — and time to seek out a colleague or mentor.


Implement Experience Application Program Interface protocols (xAPI) in your learning technology. xAPI is specifically designed to track a wide variety of informal learning experiences, such as books, YouTube videos, discussions or hands-on practice. The data you collect will also give you some great insights into more desire paths to support.


Stand back and let it happen. Perhaps the hardest thing for a learning professional to do is refrain from over-designing learning. Over the years, we’ve all been conditioned to believe that we’re the ones who make learning happen, when actually we are sometimes the ones who are most in the way. It turns out that people learn because they want to learn – not because we tell them to do so.
Informal learning will happen in the workplace. The only question is whether you are helping it along or standing in the way.

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How Dialogue Teaches Critical Thinking and Empathy

How Dialogue Teaches Critical Thinking and Empathy | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
By Dr. Ian Jamison - Here are several ways that we can we help today's students become critical thinkers and smart consumers of information.
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The Science Behind Bernie Sanders Failed Movement, Explained | Digital Tonto

The Science Behind Bernie Sanders Failed Movement, Explained | Digital Tonto | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
in Crossing the Chasm, author Geoffrey Moore pointed out that, while successful ideas do follow the pattern Rogers described, most never make it that far. The problem, he surmised, is that there is a large gap between the mindsets of early adopters and the rest of society, so for a movement to become successful it must adapt itself to the mainstream.
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Cargo Cult Strategy | Digital Tonto

Cargo Cult Strategy | Digital Tonto | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
It makes no sense to build an airfield, without learning how to build machines that can fly first. In much the same way, you can’t expect to adopt the strategies and tactics of another organization and enjoy the same success, without building the capabilities and culture that will make those tactics effective.

In Good Strategy / Bad Strategy, Richard Rumelt wrote that good strategy “brings relative strength to bear against relative weakness” and that’s undoubtedly true. Yet far too many managers today are merely adopting the strategies that someone else made successful. They are, essentially, cargo cult strategists
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We educators keep encountering the same kind of problem. We know that the PISAs and some other multinational assessments can be standardized and they can be compared in terms of outcomes. However, when we find the top performing countries, we find many experts pumping out "strategies and tactics" that apparently made those national education programs succeed. A few articles have come out exploring the cultures and policies of those successful nations and those articles have argued that we can't simply absorb those strategies and tactics into our (the US's) own, but this article, addressing the issue from a business standpoint, offers a fresh new perspective and powerful anecdote to share in Board of Education meetings and in education conferences. 
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33 Characteristics of Super Inspiring Leaders

33 Characteristics of Super Inspiring Leaders | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Double your chances of being inspiring with new inspirational leadership model from Bain & Co.
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4 Ways to Recapure the Lost Art of Making People Feel They Matter

4 Ways to Recapure the Lost Art of Making People Feel They Matter | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Ego’s cry is, “What about me?” Who will listen to you, if you become a leader who makes others feel they matter? Ego Leaders with big egos overestimate their abilities. Big egos often embolden big action.
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