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Inspiring Words & Visuals that Lead to Becoming Awesome

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"Michelangelo defines great art. He carves the human form in marble as if it is caught between breaths. Muscles glisten with sweat. Agony shows on eyebrows as taut fingers curl. Oh to live as a master like Michelangelo! We know from his own words his desire to level up...

If you’re great –good enough is never good enough. The arch enemy of greatness is our own complacency. An insatiable desire to innovate lives in the DNA of the awesome. Do you want to be awesome too? How?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:20 AM

There are days when it is difficult to move forward, when frustration has taken over enthusiasm and we may question ourselves. This post is a lesson in inspiration (at least for me) and provides great quotes and images that lead one to think again about how to handle the difficult situations we find ourselves in, be in the classroom or out of the classroom.

The post provides 8 suggestions, and each is followed by a quote and/or visual. Each is also followed by a question.

What are the suggestions? Three are listed below.

* Decide to Level Up. And the question is....What is one new thing I can learn today?

* Take Time to Read. And the question is...What is the last book I read?

* Seek inspiration. And the question is....Where do I struggle to be inspired? How can I inject vitamin B there?

Allow yourself the time to read through this post and re-energize  your spirit. May your day be awesome!

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The hidden power of smiling

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Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:45 AM

I have used such research to counsel patients in pain (whether physical, emotional or spiritual) about incorporating things to make them laugh, like comedy and laugh yoga, into their day.  There is value in "smiling through the pain".  It helps to be able to explain there is a neurologic basis for such advice.

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Working for Santa: A Spirited Story

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A spirited story: The time I worked for Santa is a time to gain perspective and renew our spirit, along with the spirit of others.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 19, 2013 4:14 PM

Here's a wonderful holiday story with a powerful message to carry us all into the new year.


It's a quick read, but it will stay with you :))


Happy holidays everyone. Sending you all peace and joy.


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malek's curator insight, December 24, 2013 10:04 AM

Nothing on earth beats hope and faith: the spirit of Santa

Lovely story for a joyeous time

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The slow death of purposeless walking

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A number of recent books have lauded the connection between walking and thinking. But are people losing their love of the purposeless walk?

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20 Signs You've Made a Difference as an Educator

20 Signs You've Made a Difference as an Educator | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
Remember that professor you had in college who took you under his wing and made you feel like you had something unique to contribute to the world? How do you know if you're doing the same for students?

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This post highlights the many ways educators make a difference in the lives of their students.  The difference takes root in the present and lives on in the future.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, March 2, 2014 4:43 AM

SO... Are you making a difference?

 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 2, 2014 4:22 PM

There are some wonderful signals here. Something we should always be looking for. 

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, March 16, 2014 12:50 PM

This is a great list for thinking about monitoring our work in school and board improvement.