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South Bay High School Teacher On Leave After Profanity-Laced Tirade - CBS Local

South Bay High School Teacher On Leave After Profanity-Laced Tirade CBS Local HARBOR CITY (CBSLA.com) — A South Bay-area teacher whose profanity-laced classroom outburst was recorded by a student has been placed on leave, according to reports...
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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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This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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How Humor Can Backfire on Social Media

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“Shama Hyder, founder of Marketing Zen Group, says to be careful with jokes on social media. Not everyone may share your sense of humor.”


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Using Humor to Boost Your Training Programs

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What’s that—nobody laughs at your training? You could have a problem on your hands. Here’s why: Humor is a vital component of successful education, though you might not hear “educators” say that too often.

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The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up

The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
VideoSo what’s the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in your organization? Well let’s first talk about the wrong strategy... Usually, someone from HR has to convince the CEO to spend money on an employee survey. And when the results come back, the data is hoarded by the senior leadership [...]
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There are devleopmental differences between adults and students (children), but there might be takeaways that educators might use in classrooms and schools.

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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

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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. 

 

So many implications...

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Senate Passes No Child Left Behind Overhaul

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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

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


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How to add Humor in Your Presentation

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Making presentation may be an easy task for many of the presenters but engaging to the audience to your words would undoubtedly be difficult. Thus, to make your work easily perceived by your audience you need to add humor to your presentation.

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Find tips about how to add humor in presentation within a short time to engage the audience and make understandable PPT. Overview to create your mesmerize presentation.

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PANArt Hang documentary 2006: HANG - a discreet revolution - YouTube

A Documentary by Thibaut Castan and Véronice Pagnon - English Version - © Copyright by Thibaut Castan and Véronice Pagnon Version française: http://youtu.be/...
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(excerpt from Wikipedia)

"The Hang (German pronunciation: [haŋ],[1] plural form: Hanghang[2]) is a musical instrument in the idiophone class created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland. The name of their company is PANArt Hangbau AG.[3] The Hang is sometimes referred to as a hang drum, but the inventors consider this a misnomer and strongly discourage its use.[4]

The instrument is constructed from two half-shells of deep drawn, nitrided steel sheet[5][6] glued together at the rim leaving the inside hollow and creating a distinct 'UFO shape'. The top ("Ding") side has a center 'note' hammered into it and seven or eight 'tone fields' hammered around the center. The bottom ("Gu") is a plain surface that has a rolled hole in the center with a tuned note that can be created when the rim is struck.

The Hang uses some of the same basic physical principles as a steelpan, but modified in such a way as to act as a Helmholtz resonator.[7][8] The creation of the Hang was the result of many years of research on the steelpan and other instruments.[9] The inventors of the Hang have continued to refine the shape and materials and have produced several variations over the years.

The name Hang comes from the Bernese German word for hand. It is a registered trademark and property of PANArt Hangbau AG.[10]" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_(instrument) 

 

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Coping with Stress and Types of Burnout: Explanatory Power of Different Coping Strategies

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Policies and interventions to promote mental health should be designed to effectively involve the work environment and process as a key arena for action [1]. The majority of people in developed and developing countries now live in cities and are formally or informally linked to workplaces where most of their productive lives are spent [2]. Studies have shown the importance of work stressors both in the generation and prevention of mental disorders [3], but there is still a lack of policies and interventions that effectively improve workers’ mental health and prevent disorders. Interestingly, even among mental health workers, work-related mental disorders are highly prevalent [4]. Thus, work environments and processes are key elements in public health.

Burnout syndrome is an important work-related disorder of psychosocial origin, caused when stressful working conditions are endured. Its presence has been associated with a worsened self-perception of health and a large amount of somatic comorbidity [5]. Burnout has traditionally been described as a relatively uniform entity in all individuals, with more or less consistent aetiology and symptoms [6]. According to the classical definition, this syndrome includes the dimensions of exhaustion, cynicism and professional inefficacy [7], [8]. ‘Exhaustion’ is the feeling of not being able to offer any more of oneself at an emotional level; ‘cynicism’ represents a distant attitude towards work, those served by it, and colleagues; and ‘inefficacy’ is the feeling of not performing tasks adequately or being incompetent at work. These dimensions are strongly associated with each other, providing a unitary although three-dimensional definition of burnout [9].

Nevertheless, different burnout types have been proposed, according to the degree of dedication at work [10]. The ‘frenetic’ burnout type works increasingly harder, to the point of exhaustion, in search of success, and presents involvement, ambition and overload. The ‘under-challenged’ type has to cope with monotonous and unstimulating conditions that fail to provide satisfaction and feels indifference, boredom and lack of personal development. The ‘worn-out’ type gives up when faced with stress or the absence of gratification and shows lack of control, lack of acknowledgement and neglect [11], [12]. The dimensions of overload, lack of development and neglect, belonging to the frenetic, under-challenged and worn-out subtypes, respectively, comprise a definition of burnout that comes close to the standard perspective [9], [13]. ‘Overload’ refers to individuals’ feeling of risking health and personal life in the pursuit of good results and is significantly associated with exhaustion; ‘lack of development’ refers to the absence of personal growth experiences for individuals together with their desire to take on other jobs where they can better develop their skills and is markedly associated with cynicism; ‘neglect’ refers to individuals’ disregard as a response to any difficulty and is strongly associated with inefficacy [13], [14]. While approaching the standard definition, the dimensions referred to in the typological model show little relation to each other, which allows a differential characterisation of the syndrome to be made by means of clinical profiles [13].

In general, ‘burnout’ is a subject’s response to chronic work-related stress and is an attempt to adapt to or protect oneself from it [15]. Stress has been defined as the result of a relationship with the environment that the person appraises as significant for his or her well-being, and in which demands tax or exceed available coping resources. Coping is defined as cognitive and behavioural efforts to manage specific internal and/or external demands that are appraised as taxing or exceeding the person’s resources [10], [16]. A person will be psychologically vulnerable to a particular situation if he or she does not possess sufficient coping resources to handle it adequately and places considerable importance on the threat implicit in the consequences of this inadequate handling. There are different general trends in coping with stress, such as cognitive or behavioural coping, cognitive or behavioural avoidance, emotion-focused coping or substance use [17]–[19]. From this perspective, burnout may be observed as a progressively developed condition resulting from the use of the ineffective coping strategies with which professionals try to protect themselves from work-related stress situations [20].

There is an accumulation of evidence linking coping styles with stress and burnout. At first, coping style was studied as a relatively stable characteristic of the person, regardless of the nature of the task or situation, showing that certain inflexible coping styles could be associated with higher levels of stress [21], [22]. Subsequently, the emphasis was placed on the relationship between the coping style and the situation [16]. Early research seemed to support the idea that problem-focused coping was a better strategy than emotion-focused coping for stress management. However, it was later found that there were sub-factors that did not allow the application of such a general conclusion [23]. Problem-focused coping is not an appropriate strategy to address stress if the situation is uncontrollable or chronic [24], as it could lead, in this case, to a progressive process of behavioural disengagement [25]. Emotional coping has been noted to be detrimental if it involves distancing, avoidance or denial regarding the situation but is an effective strategy if it involves a positive reappraisal [26], [27]. In the long term, the key factor for developing the burnout syndrome seems to be the degree of passivity that the subject acquires [19], [28], [29].

So far, possible relationships between burnout types and coping strategies have not been explored. A better knowledge of the coping strategies associated with each burnout profile could promote the development of specific treatments and preventive programmes for the syndrome that might potentially be more effective [26]. In this context, the aim of this work was to estimate the explanatory power of the different styles of coping with stress on the development of different burnout subtypes, evaluating the contribution of specific coping strategies. In general terms, the hypotheses were established according to the degree of dedication at work shown by the different burnout subtypes. The frenetic burnout subtype is a highly dedicated profile, which means that the related overload could be associated with active coping strategies, such as those included in problem-focused coping. The under-challenged burnout subtype is a profile characterised by an intermediate dedication to work, meaning that the related lack of development could be associated with avoidance coping strategies. The worn-out burnout subtype is a profile characterised by a low level of dedication, meaning that the associated neglect could be due to a behavioural impairment related to the use of disengagement strategies. In essence, this grading of the levels of dedication could be pointing to different stages in the longitudinal development of the syndrome. Different coping strategies for stress could be contributing to each of these [10], [12].
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