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Londoner fails driving theory test a record 107 times

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Britain's worst driver has failed a record 107 attempts at the car theory test and is still yet to pass.

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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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How to write a speech for any occasion

How to write a speech for any occasion | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
There's nothing worse than staring at a blank screen, and wondering how you'll begin to write a speech.
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The art of systems thinking in driving sustainable transformation

The art of systems thinking in driving sustainable transformation | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

“Changing systems takes expertise and a deft touch.”


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"Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System" by Donella Meadows


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Jürgen Kanz's curator insight, January 26, 2014 1:56 PM

Very useful to understand the

PLACES TO INTERVENE IN A SYSTEM

(in increasing order of effectiveness)

9. Constants, parameters, numbers (subsidies, taxes, standards).
8. Regulating negative feedback loops.
7. Driving positive feedback loops.
6. Material flows and nodes of material intersection.
5. Information flows.
4. The rules of the system (incentives, punishments, constraints).
3. The distribution of power over the rules of the system.
2. The goals of the system.
1. The mindset or paradigm out of which the system — its goals, power structure, rules, its culture — arises.

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Goal Tree as vehicle for change management

Goal Tree as vehicle for change management | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Building a Goal Tree with lower level employees take them on board, involve them and help embrace change. If you are not familiar with Goal Trees you may read this introduction to the tool first Qu...

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We need less talk about innovation and more about mediocrity

We need less talk about innovation and more about mediocrity | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
  “The only way to get mediocre is one step at a time. But you don’t have to settle. It’s a choice you get to make every day.” - Seth Godin In my last post I named innovation as the most overused w...

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7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others

7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Servant-leaders fail when they tolerate self-serving in others. Don’t be the only servant in the room. One-way service is naive, wasteful, and irresponsible.
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The Mental and Physical Toll of Student Loans

The Mental and Physical Toll of Student Loans | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Brian Snyder/Reuters As the use of student loans escalates, so too do conversations about the possible ramifications of increasingly high debt for young Americans.
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Progressive labels for regressive practices: How key terms in education have ... - Washington Post (blog)

Progressive labels for regressive practices: How key terms in education have ... - Washington Post (blog) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
'Labels that originally signified progressive ideas continue to be (mis)appropriated...
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Principal: What I've learned about annual standardized testing - Washington Post (blog)

Principal: What I've learned about annual standardized testing - Washington Post (blog) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Congress is debating how to rewrite No Child Left Behind, and whether kids should take annual standardized tests for "accountability" purposes every year is a big issue. Here's a look at the issue.
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10 Excel Tricks Every Marketer Should Know

10 Excel Tricks Every Marketer Should Know | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A part of being a successful leader is knowing how to flex your analytical muscle. Here are 10 Excel tricks you should master.
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This article is aimed at a marketing audience, but I'm often on the lookout for new explanations for how to use Excel for analyzing and presenting data. These days, leaders are expected to show numbers supporting decisions. Educators need these skills at all levels.
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12 Significant Ways That Great Leaders Are Different Than the Rest of Us

12 Significant Ways That Great Leaders Are Different Than the Rest of Us | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Set yourself apart as a great leader by emulating and cultivating the following traits of genuine leadership.
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Recently read about what we do to create a sense of over-entitlement. Too much praise can backfire. Authentic praise should be defined and applied. Appreciation is more complicated and can be deeper than praise.
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8 Wonderful Videos on Curiosity for Teachers

8 Wonderful Videos on Curiosity for Teachers | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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Want to Double Your IQ? Listen!

Want to Double Your IQ? Listen! | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
There are so many reasons why we all tend to talk too much:

A false sense of urgency
Insecurity
Infatuation with our own idea
Ego
The desire to dominate others
All of these are traps that not only harm our ability to work with others, but also cause us to act dumber than we really are.
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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 25, 5:45 PM

Well done mindmap about learning theories.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, February 27, 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

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Systems Thinking with Peter Senge of The Fifth Discipline; ExIn041111 - YouTube

A rare and yet an indepth interview with author Peter Senge of The Fifth Discipline while he was in Manila in April 2011. Dr. Peter Senge talks to host Raju ...

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A guide to complexity and organizations

A guide to complexity and organizations | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

“change to more people orientated business will be challenge to introduce to colleagues - its a change we need http://t.co/5Amtb5VluT #SHCR”


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Systems Thinking and The Learning Organisation - Success Feelosophy

Systems Thinking and The Learning Organisation - Success Feelosophy | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The complexity in all areas of life in the 21st century, especially in politics, business, public services and education means that people who have learnt the skills to become systems thinkers are invaluable, but they are in very short supply.

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Jan Rey's curator insight, February 24, 9:17 AM

Ludzi myślących systemowo brakuje, lecz wykorzystanie ich profesjonalnego podejścia w wielu organizacjach napotyka trudności.

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Increase the Odds of Achieving Your Goals by Setting Them with Your Spouse

Increase the Odds of Achieving Your Goals by Setting Them with Your Spouse | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Do a quick Google search of “work-life balance” and over 260 million results will flood your screen. But the current conversation often treats “work” and “life” as separate and, all too often, in tension.
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School suspends boy for alleged Hobbit Ring invisibility threats - CNET

School suspends boy for alleged Hobbit Ring invisibility threats - CNET | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Technically Incorrect: In Texas, they do not take kindly, it seems, to fantasy threats from 9-year-olds. In this case, Aiden Steward allegedly threatened another child that he could make them disappear with his One Ring.
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Former Linden-McKinley principal knowingly manipulated student data, hearing ... - Columbus Dispatch

Former Linden-McKinley principal knowingly manipulated student data, hearing ... - Columbus Dispatch | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The former Linden-McKinley STEM Academy principal cared for her students, but overwhelming evidence that she knowingly cheated gives the Columbus school board good reason to fire her, a hearing officer has ruled.
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NAACP investigating teacher departures at Howard University Middle School - Washington Post

NAACP investigating teacher departures at Howard University Middle School - Washington Post | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Parents say that three teachers were terminated for attempting to teach more African history.
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Don’t Ask for New Ideas If You’re Not Ready to Act on Them

Don’t Ask for New Ideas If You’re Not Ready to Act on Them | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Companies that focus on innovation often worry about how to encourage people to contribute ideas. But what happens when you ask people to participate in an innovation effort, and then get flooded with too many suggestions?
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This is one of the big responsibilities of leadership: say what you mean and mean what you say. Asking for ideas but not acting on them can translate unfavorably on one's credibility. ..even if there are good reasons for not acting on some of the ideas. Leaders have to find ways to communicate their misgivings or lack of time/resources in ways that contributors can understand. Hopefully, the explanations don't derail future contribution requests. 

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When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers

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Humans—and mice—are much more likely to feel empathy toward friends than strangers. New research finds that stress hormones are to blame, writes Robert M. Sapolsky.

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Pål Dobrin's curator insight, January 28, 4:40 AM

Stress begränsar bokstavligt och bildligt talat vårt synfält; den gör oss mindre generösa och samarbetsvilliga i ekonomiska spel, mer främlingsfientliga, mer benägna att tolka tvetydiga uttryck som fientliga, och mer benägna att sprida frustration och aggression omkring oss. Denna studie visar att stressen även gör oss mindre benägna att känna med andra. Det är ju faktiskt en riskfaktor i samhällets utveckling.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 29, 4:41 AM

lack of empathy partly attributed to being stressed......if you really and truly want to be compassionate and loving, reduce stress from your life:-)

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Curiosity as a Learning Outcome -- Campus Technology

Curiosity as a Learning Outcome -- Campus Technology | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Can we update our learning-assessment systems?

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We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
And it keeps holding us back.

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