Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
You extend the life re-chargeable batteries if you let the battery drain completely before you re-charge it....When to Take A Hiatus and How to Make A Hiatus Extra Useful and Holy...Hiate. (I made that word up.) Hiate when you're pumped to jump. Let the pause be punctuated by excitement. Cleansing! Creating! Music always follows silence....
"It's not just for Oprah devotees. Recent studies show that practicing gratitude can positively impact your life--and researchers believe it may help.us break our bad habits."
YOU’RE HELPING OTHER PEOPLE.
Gratitude is about focusing on other people, says Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang, a psychology professor at Baylor University, who led a study which will appear in the July 2014 issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
“Previous research that we and others have done finds that people are motivated to help people that help them--and to help others as well. We’re social creatures, and so focusing on others in a positive way is good for our health,” Tsang said in a statement.
e. e. Cummings wrote, "I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes." - Here is a list of 30 Most Exquisite Pictures of Nature. Enjoy! Forest lori-rocks (Source: 1000scientists, via h3rmit) ominousplaces: Magic…
"Experts can articulate only about 30 percent of what they know." Ken Koedinger, a professor of human-computer interaction and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. This is a problem when designing courses, he noted, because the experts creating them often can’t adequately explain what they know to the novice learner. This phenomenon is called the “curse of expertise,” and it shows up in all sorts of settings—
Dots, the popular “game about connecting” created by Betaworks, now has a follow-up game. The sequel is called TwoDots, and it features the core color-connecting gameplay of Dots in a progressive level setting.
"Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves about creativity."
In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic problem that can stop us from pursuing bold challenges and ambitious goals: not knowing which challenges or goals to pursue. These days, you're urged to “follow your passions” and “lean in”--but what if you’re not sure where your particular passion lies? What if you don’t know which way to lean?
The following is the second in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book,A More Beautiful Question(Bloomsbury), for which he spoke with top designers, tech innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading creative thinkers to explore the art (and innovative potential) of asking the right questions.
"according to a recent Forbes article, "the Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that by 2020 as many as 65 million Americans will be freelancers, temps, independent contractors and solopreneurs, making up 40 percent of the workforce."
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the... Bonus Publisher Materials: Excerpt, Praise, Author Biography, Reading Group Gold, Audio, Video, Readers Guides
In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success. With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and time-to-think – and the ability to seamlessly connect the dots of opportunity. The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost. As such, the demand for leadership that is willing and capable of tackling change management head-on – already in short supply – is at a premium. Leadership in the 21st century not only requires the ability to continuously manage crisis and change – but also the circular vision to see around, beneath and beyond the obvious in order to anticipate the unexpected before circumstances force your hand. As you embark upon your change management journey, here are ten things that will challenge your capabilities as a change agent and potentially become defining moments along your leadership success path.
In education failure is a negative word, but talk with engineers that they will tell you that they learn from failure. In this post there is a quote from Alfie Kohn "Although there are exceptions, the most likely consequence of having failed at something is that a child will come to see himself as lacking competence. And the result of that belief is apt to be more failure."
The post continues with a discussion on a study that took place in Finland where faculty in a middle school chose to implement "a final project where each student would produce a concrete artifact to denote their learning." This process discuss the learning journey of their students, which led them to discover that they were often using negative terms to describe students, which led them to discuss assumptions that were being made by them about their students. Click through to the post to learn what was learned and how you might choose to change your language in your classroom.