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25 Inspiring Quotes From Experts Shaping the Future of Marketing

25 Inspiring Quotes From Experts Shaping the Future of Marketing | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

To help you start off on the right foot, we've compiled advice from three different experts who are at the forefront of marketing today. Flip through the SlideShare below for 25 inspiring quotes from statistician Nate Silver, best-selling author Seth Godin, and charity: water Founder Scott Harrison, or read the quotes in the copy below...


Via Jeff Domansky
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These quotes are highly inspiring and they fit to all types of people and careers, anyway almost everyone is a marketer. The quotes add to a sense of worth and value, and since they strike a familiar chord, they are easily some of the best quotes I have seen so far!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 24, 2013 2:54 AM

This will get you motivated.

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Stop This One Bad Habit and You’ll Increase Productivity 40 Percent

Stop This One Bad Habit and You’ll Increase Productivity 40 Percent | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

You know that multitasking is a bad idea. You may even know that frequent multitasking shrinks your brain and lowers your IQ. But did you know that, far from saving you time, multitasking cuts your productivity by a whopping 40 percent?

That frightening number comes from Devora Zack, CEO of Only Connect Consulting, and author most recently of Singletasking: Get More Done--One Thing at a Time. In fact, she notes, there's actually no such thing as multitasking. You may think you're taking part in a conference call, writing a report, and texting with your spouse all at the same time, but what your brain is actually doing is switching non-stop among these different activities. That's costing you both efficiency and brain cells.

The problem is, like many things, multitasking may be bad for you but it feels really good. That's because as you switch from task to task, your brain reacts to the feeling of newness with a jolt of dopamine--the same brain chemical that causes heroin addiction.

Fortunately, Zack says, you can get off the multitasking treadmill, and regain your efficiency, not to mention the IQ points you may have lost. Here's how.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Multi-tasking is the bane of the information technology age, and yes it is eating into productivity, quality of work, what all with poor concentration aggravating output. I very strongly agree with the claims of the writer of the above article and hope that all of us can agree that one should contentrate and focus on one task at a time, and not try to work on many! The insight offered in this article will come helpful for students too!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 28, 7:52 PM

Multitasking lowers your IQ, shrinks your brain, and cuts your productivity--and it's addictive. Here's how to stop for good.

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9 Great Leadership Habits That Anyone Can Master

9 Great Leadership Habits That Anyone Can Master | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

One of the big questions in business is this: Are great leaders born that way, or do they practice a set of habits that anyone can learn and practice? The current thinking is that leadership is a set of habits that can be learned by anyone. The more consistent you are in living and applying these habits, the better leader you will become.

There are plenty of possible habits you can adopt to become a great leader, but here are 9 that will get you far along your own personal leadership journey.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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A few tips, nine in fact, that will help leaders improve on their leadership skills. While many would accept that some the habits are already practised by them, they would however agree to the fact that they need to build upon others. Leadership might be either innate or developed. In most cases where leadership is thrust upon those who are not born leaders, working on the nine habits listed in the article will help them a great deal!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 25, 6:58 PM

Anyone can be a great leader, simply by mastering the habits of great leaders. So why not take your leadership from good to great?

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Print Media's Relevance as a News Source Is Waning

Print Media's Relevance as a News Source Is Waning | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

gAccording to data published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, very few people consider print newspapers their main source of news anymore. Today's most important news sources are television and online media, with social networks taking on an increasingly large role in people's news consumption. 

 

As people turn to other media outlets as their primary source of information, print newspapers are probably best advised to accept their new role and focus on their core strengths, which are local reporting, investigative journalism and in-depth analyses of national and global affairs.

 

This chart shows which news sources people from five different international markets consider the most important one to them personally....


Via Jeff Domansky
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I guess, the time has come to accept that the days of print media are numbered! Anyway, one thing leads to another, take for example the times when the Guru or the teacher had everything in his mind. Then came the time when paper and pens became common and teachers began to note down their ideas. This was taken over by the print media. Now we have the electronic media/digital media! What matters in all cases is communication or cognitive sharing of ideas. I guess the electronic media will be replaced by some other mode of cognitive communication!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 17, 10:09 AM

Social media is gaining prominence as our primary source of news.

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How to Self-Publish Your Book on a Budget | Mediashift

How to Self-Publish Your Book on a Budget | Mediashift | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

For many authors, self-publishing is a first option instead of a backup to traditional publishing. Two years ago I broke down the costs to self-publish a high-quality book. The costs covered how much a traditional publisher typically spends on a book.The book publishing industry is one of the last industries to go digital, and things are constantly in flux. What worked yesterday might not work next week.Putting together a quality book involves not just writing it, but getting it edited and formatted, designing a cover, and having a marketing strategy around it.The rise of new tools, platforms, and new entrants to the publishing space have made it even easier and faster to get a book out into the world.As a follow-up to my first piece, I’ve written a piece on how to publish on a budget....


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A lot of people are self publishing there books including me! I woul like to recommend self publishing to all my acquaintances! 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 10, 2:30 AM

Nice checklist to help you plan to self-publish your next book project.

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The Secret to Keeping Young, Ambitious Talent? Let Them Go.

The Secret to Keeping Young, Ambitious Talent? Let Them Go. | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Kevin Roberts has been the leader of Saatchi & Saatchi global advertising house for almost two decades. One-third of his staff of 6,000 leaves every year. And he's perfectly fine with that.

Via Marty Koenig
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So, then it means that attrition is good, well as long as it it limited to the 1/3rd level, and I guess there should be no secret about the fact that if your company can afford to keep an active hiring mechanism in place, then sure you will keep hiring young people. But then if this policy encrourages your ex-employees to return and you are able to take them back, wiser, smarter and more skilled, then sure they will be an asset to the organisation. This writer in this article also mentions how some employees returned ten times! The fact that these employees returned ten times speaks volumes about the policy of " Let Them Go!"

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, June 5, 11:36 AM

Innovative strategy for keeping millennials engaged at work. 

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Education Is a System of Indoctrination of the Young Noam Chomsky Edit

1989 Watch the full speech: Chomsky has been known to vigorously defend and . Pulic Education System, Goal Is Indoctrination of the Young Noam Chomsky.
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A debatable statement, but then I have personally seen how changing regimes have tried to use education as a tool for indoctrination. When the Communist regime took over the Imperialist regime in Ethiopia, then the educational system was revamped to project the inevitability of class struggle and suplemacy of the proletariat. The change of regimes in a country like India too has seen subtle changes in the educational curriculam with a view of educating the young about the ruling parties popular ideology. Education is not just a tool for indoctrination, but also a tool for disseminating popular ideologies of the time!

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Educate in India: Narendra Modi government to tout India as Asia’s education hub - The Economic Times

Educate in India: Narendra Modi government to tout India as Asia’s education hub - The Economic Times | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
To tout India as Asias education hub, commerce ministry seeks to revive Foreign Educational Institutions Bill which had faced huge opposition during the UPA rule.

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The idea of promoting India as an education hub in Asia will go a long way in providing quality based education to deserving candidates in the region. The idea of migrating to the Western Hubs of Education often proves costly and it entails a lot of red tapism. In many cases, getting a sponsor, or even managing your fees can create problems. It would be exciting to see if we could have  Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, and MIT centres operating in the country. In times when globalisation has made it marks, and when virtual education has taken off, it makes good sense to bring the mountain to Muhammad! The whole idea is exciting enough, let us hope it takes place in the near future! It will be cost effective, and yes accessible too!

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Pinterest Set to Surge in 2016: New Research

Pinterest Set to Surge in 2016: New Research | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Is Pinterest part of your social marketing mix?

 

Are your customers on Pinterest?

 

Research reveals that there are 47 million people using Pinterest and the audience is expected to grow.In this article you’ll discover the most recent insights from industry experts on Pinterest’s potential as a marketing platform....


Via Jeff Domansky
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I have been using Pinterest for almost a year now, and would recommend it to discerning professionals who would like to keep separate boards for different things. Pinterest also helps drive collaborative work as it is more likely that similar minded people will check out your boards and follow them. Added to this is the fact that as Facebook and Twitter become over used, Pinterest is a fresher platform which promotes newness. The advantage of having different boards is that you can file away different stuff in them. Teachers could have one board for lesson plans, another board for infographics, and yet another one for research materials and resources. I would definitely recommend Pinterest to all professionals who want to try something new and refreshing! Happy Pinning!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 20, 11:25 AM

Social Media Examiner shares new research and insights from industry experts on Pinterest as a marketing platform.

John Norman's curator insight, May 20, 11:13 PM

eff Domansky  is always quick to scoop the best topics. This is one to keep an eye on if you like using Instagram and graphical mediums. I suspect he is right in thinking the Pinterest's time is yet to come but is not far away.

Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, May 21, 5:02 PM

I do have 1.2K Pins at Pinterest. They are not linked or related to my daily Social Media posting. I know it is a necessity but I have to learn first.

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Google HR Boss: We Don't Care Where You Went To College

Google HR Boss: We Don't Care Where You Went To College | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

What they should be focused on instead is curiosity, leadership ability, culture fit, and lastly, whether people can actually do the job, Bock said. “That has been one of the keys to our growth, making sure we get the right people in from the beginning,” Bock said. “If you get that right, you hire amazing people, they’ll be fine, and they’ll do amazing things.”

 

Google has learned along the way. In its early years, the company strongly considered where applicants went to school, going after top talent from big-name universities. Then it looked at the data. What Bock and his team found was that there was no relationship between where employees went to school and how those people actually performed in their jobs.

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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So then, the college or institution doesn't matter as long as you have the requisite skills to be hired for the job. We have come a long way from the times when graduated from a well known and prestigious college was a guarantee that you would be hired!

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Andrée Laforge's curator insight, May 6, 9:30 AM

La curiosité, le leadership, un fit avec la culture organisationnelle et finalement, à la toute fin, les compétences techniques de l'individu, Voilà sur quoi vous devriez mettre l'emphase lorsque vous êtes en recrutement (Laszlo Bock- Google).

Scott Brown's curator insight, May 10, 4:23 PM

This should be  rewritten truthfully as "We Don't Care Where You Went To College  If You Are Applying For A Rank and File Job!"  LOL

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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Here are six challenges and solutions, based on task simplicity and clear instruction, for helping students with ADHD develop their essay-writing skills.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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These are strategies which will help not only special children, but also quick learners improve on their writing skills. One of the greatest issues faced in the field of education is the lake of precise and accurate instructions. In many cases, even mature adults are not able to frame instructions and questions accurately, even in corporate meetings. The idea of creating a mind map or training special children to creat flow charts, in effect creating a pictorial/spacial depiction of abstruse concepts can be of great help. Mind maps help students organise ideas and thought processes in a proper flow. Also it would be a good idea to give time markers, sequencers, and labels before hand to students who can then start filling in the gaps.Somehow, I feel that these strategies will help everyone, not just those with ADHD!

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 27, 8:08 PM

I've used these suggestions in my "Special Ed" classes with some degree of success.  Tracy Collins offers six solutions which can help ADHD students (not all belong in Special Education classes) become better writers:

Give clear, concise instructions.

Get your students organized from the start (try mind mapping).

Create small, manageable milestones.

Allow for procrastination and delays.

Encourage spell checkers, dictionaries, and thesaurus.

Teach your students to review their writing step by step.

 

These suggestions could also apply to the general student population. As a substitute teacher, I've encountered bright, creative students who can express themselves with a little encouragement.  These suggestions by Tracy Collins will help your students, whatever their learning ability,  become better writers.

 

Aloha, Russ.

Urban Book Editor's curator insight, May 4, 5:21 PM

The advice in this article is not just for kids with ADHD. Busy adults trying to complete manuscripts often have time and energy issues that can be addressed with the same tactics as those described in the article. Read the article an tell me whether you think it provides advice that can be more universally applied.

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
How does the U.S. compare to the world in terms of language diversity?

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This is a most interesting post aboutthe most spoken languages of the world. Also encouraging to know that we in India are part of the success story in that English is widely spoken in India, and Hindi and Urdu too. So, the success story strarts with Mandarin being first, followed by English, and then Hindi/Urdu.

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Caitlyn Christiansen's curator insight, May 26, 10:35 AM

The world is extremely diverse in its spread of native languages. Yet only a handful are commonly spoken by the majority of the world, about 2/3. Over half of the world's languages are expected to go extinct because of the extreme diversity and the minimal distribution which means that in some places almost every person speaks a completely different language and many are dying as their last speakers do not pass it on to their children.

 

This article is relates to cultural patterns and processes through the geographic spread of languages around the globe and the increasing acculturation that causes the loss of many of these languages in our increasingly globalized world.

Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 10:35 PM

Its interesting to see just how many people speak the languages we speak everyday, and to see just how many people DONT speak it.

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 5:34 AM

It is amazing to see all main languages in perspective to the world. Mandarine holding the top spot with 1.39 Billion surprises me but at the same time doesn't. There are 1.3 billion people living there in the first place.

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Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says

Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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It is not just kids with ADHD, but even normal kids that benefit from some movement in a class which lasts an hour or more. That doesn't mean that regular students squirm, but then there are certain drills, or accepted movements that are practised and followed in classes throughout the world. It is often all right to allow students to stand up, do an 'energiser' and then continue with their tasks. With kids having ADHD, we need to train ourselves as teachers to accept the idea of constant movement if it helps them without of course disturbing the rest of the class. In times when inclusion is the mantra in most of the progressive schools worldwide, it makes sense for teachers to be trained and in fact to encourage physical movement in children with learning disabilities.

 

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The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals

The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

How many goals have you set in your life? A hundred? Ten thousand? Even more?

How many of these goals have you actually achieved?

If you're like most people, this second number is going to be a fraction of the first. A big reason is that as soon as you set a goal, three things emerge to stop you. But most of us don't even realize what they are, and as a result, we are just left with our unaccomplished goal and an unshakable feeling of failure.

What if you could not only identify these obstacles but also learn to welcome them? Well, the good new is that you can....


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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This is an important aritcle which will help you learn to achieve your goals by first addressing the obstacles that prevent you from doing so. The first obstacle is the baggage of considerations that you carry on your shoulders, including negative thoughts that kill initiative at the outset. The second obstacle is formed of your fears, the fear of failure, the fear of stepping out of one's comfort zone, and the third obstacle is formed of roadblocks. Roadblocks unlike the first two are not mental obstacles, rather they are external obstacles like for example your flight getting delayed, or  an important employee leaving the organisation midway! Well there are ways of getting around roadblocks and these include having a plan B or plan C, planning for the unexpected, and anyway having a positive attitude might help you surmount even the toughest roadblocks that fate may throw upon you!

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 20, 8:54 PM

If you can look for the considerations, fears, and roadblocks and know that they are simply a part of the process, then you can welcome them, face them, process them, and ultimately overcome them.

Jessica Urquhart's curator insight, April 21, 11:15 PM

I have learnt that when dealing with human beings, nothing is set in stone. I like that the writer has taken his own experiences and believes that most people have the same values and beliefs. I feel that there are many factors that get in the way of achieving goals and this is no different to safety culture. In the future I'd like to see businesses understand all the varied types of people that their management systems must adapt to. In history there seems to be only one type of management system and is widely misunderstood by the majority of people within the organisation. Understanding personal values, goals and behaviours should be the foundation of any management system.

Tom Bundick, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 3, 10:48 AM

Neither autism nor neuro, specifically speaking. Great conceptualization of what gets in our way, though.

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Smriti Irani launches new schemes to take education in India to newer heights - The NaMo Patrika

Smriti Irani launches new schemes to take education in India to newer heights - The NaMo Patrika | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Setting up of a national digital library, provision of scholarship for differently abled to pursue technical education, connecting institutions of higher education to villages so ...
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These schemes will surely help give education in India the boost it needs. The setting up of a digital library, provision of scholarhips for differently abled, online courses, connecting institutions of higher education to villages, online testing, will all help to connect with the learners better. The dissemination of education throughout the country will take place in a more effective manner.

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How Do I Get People To Speak Up In Brainstorming Meetings?

How Do I Get People To Speak Up In Brainstorming Meetings? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

We've all been in that brainstorming meeting: the one where you could hear a pin drop, and the white board of "great ideas" remains blank. It's awkward for participants and downright excruciating for the person leading the meeting.

 

Psychologist Art Markman helps us figure out how to get people talking.

 

Dear Tired.

 

I sympathize. Nothing is more frustrating than wanting to get your group to generate great ideas and ending up with a room full of people staring at their shoes.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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It is certainly difficult to get people to open up right at the beginning in a brainstorming meeting. It is alas human nature that determines whether a person opens up in the beginning or almost at the end! The greatest challenge is for the leader to make others open up. Some of the leaders I know start with a warm up session with simple physical exercises, games, and yogic exercises! These help loosen the ropes of inhibition that prevent people from speaking out. But the to say that these strategies are enough would be wrong! It takes skill, expertise and experience in the leader to organise a meaningful brainstorming session.

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Hillary Clinton Sounds Off On Education Issues: 'We've Gotten Off Track In What We Test'

Hillary Clinton Sounds Off On Education Issues: 'We've Gotten Off Track In What We Test' | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
In her recent meetings with the nation's top two teachers unions, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton positioned herself as a standardized-testing skeptic who believes deeply in the valu...
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Of course human life is incomplete without tests and testing! Testing is about getting feedback! When you dip your hand into the pool, you are testing it to see whether it is warm enough! Exit polls test waters before the election. A teacher tests his students to see whether they have grasped the required principles. Where we might have strayed according to Mrs Clinton is in preparing and framing tests which are really aimed at testing what they claim to Test! We stray from the purpose of the test when we ignore to frame the big ideas, or objectives of the test, or even forget to add the learning outcome that it's to be tested! Even experienced professionals make mistakes when they become over confident and complacent!
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Education is antidote to extremism, says new Oxford head - BBC News

Education is antidote to extremism, says new Oxford head - BBC News | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Education is the most effective challenge to violent extremism, said the incoming head of Oxford University.
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Education is a powerful tool which can help fight radicalism and extremism according to the new Oxford Head, Professor Richardson. An accepted tool for women's empowerment, education has been used to fight ignorance and poverty, especially superstitions and obsession with irrational cultural practices and traditions. Unfortuanatel;y, education can also become a tool for radicalisation and brainwashing or indoctrination. It has been seen especially in the developing world how each new regime elected or otherwise has turned its attention towards subverting the neutrality of education so as to make it a vehicle  to promote the regime's philosophy and beliefs. What needs to be done is to protect the integrity of education and to be able to distinguish between "True Education" and "Not so True Education!"

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The Exact Amount Of Time You Should Work Every Day

The Exact Amount Of Time You Should Work Every Day | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
New research reveals exactly how much downtime you should be taking.

Via Marty Koenig
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The exact amount of time one should work depends on many factors. I have known of people who would study for eighteen to twenty hours before their exams, and those  who didn't put in as much effort and yet scored well! The key, I guess is to take regular breaks in between work hours. Ofter working continuously might affect the quality of output.

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, June 8, 1:51 PM

Just like in the classroom, a small break every 50 minutes, will boost your cerativity and productivity at work. And a proper lunch break :) 

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, June 11, 9:21 AM

This sounds good

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5 Lessons You Learn Your First Year at Harvard Business School

5 Lessons You Learn Your First Year at Harvard Business School | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Is getting an MBA worth it? It's a fraught question with passionately argued cases on both sides of the debate. But whether you think a stint at a top-tier business school is overpriced and creativity dulling or a golden ticket to success, everyone would have to agree that getting the knowledge of an MBA without the huge price tag or two-year time commitment is a great deal.

Which makes a recent Medium post by Ellen Chisa a must read who for anyone who is unlikely to make it over to Boston to attend HBS any time soon.

A current student, Chisa generously walks readers through the ten courses every first-year MBA student must take and reveals the most mind-blowing insight she took away from each. Some of her course descriptions will be of interest only to those in certain industries or roles, while others resist summarizing (but are still well worth a read in full). Here, however, are those that can be boiled down for entrepreneurs, along with several case studies (purchase required) that Chisa recommends if you want to do further reading.

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This is a most informative article that gives you an insight into one of the world's top B.Schools and what can be learned about the MBA programme provided by it.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 28, 6:49 PM

A current student explains the most mind-blowing insights she learned her first year at HBS

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Are we Entering the Age of Facebook Fatigue?

Are we Entering the Age of Facebook Fatigue? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
When it comes to media giants, they don’t get much bigger than Facebook. As of January 2015, the social network claimed a staggering 1.366 billion active users globally. However, it seems that even giants may not be immune to the power of consumer trends.According to research specialists GlobalWebIndex (GWI), Facebook experienced a drop in active usage of 8% in 2014. To clarify, this is a drop in usage rather than user volumes. Nevertheless, of the 8 major social platforms studied, Facebook was

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I very strongly agree witht premise of the article. We are all suffereing from a surfeit of virtual social networking, and it is telling on us. The compulsion to check posts, like posts and share posts is sapping us of our energy! This doesn't mean that some of us haven't taken advantage of Facebook, like for example promoting my forthcoming books, or even starting a fan following, but then it is true, so many of us start with a few minutes checking Facebook posts before we even start the day. Very soon we will need detox centres for Facebook fatigue, virtual fatigue, and keypad fatigue!

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How kid’s doodles can resonate with their education | Watch News Videos Online

How kid’s doodles can resonate with their education | Watch News Videos Online | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Watch How kid’s doodles can resonate with their education Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
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Yes, trust me, doodling can be beneficial! The more visual the symbols, the more the retention. And yes, I also encourage my students to annotate their texts using recognizable symbols. It makes for a more interesting way to learn. Doodles caps it all, even if it might be a caricature of the teacher. 

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Report: U.S. Middle Schoolers Fall Short in History, Civics Education - U.S. News & World Report

Report: U.S. Middle Schoolers Fall Short in History, Civics Education - U.S. News & World Report | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Not even one in five eighth-graders scored at or above proficient in U.S. history in 2014.
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This is a trend that we share even in the good schools in India. Students of grades eighth to tenth do not do very well in History and Civics. In some cases they don't perform very well in Hindi and Sanskrit. It is not surprising to note that students grades in these subjects fall rapidly as students progress from grade eight to grade ten.

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What Is Holding Back America’s Brightest Students?

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As a nation, how can we best empower our gifted kids? I talk with the editors of A Nation Empowered, a new volume reviewing the evidence on the academic and socio-emotional impact of educational acceleration for gifted kids.

Via Becky Roehrs
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May I add that , academic rigour, focus, and specialisation can play important roles. Also, the CCSS should be seen as a benchmark for education and not a curriculum. Also, there is a need to revamp assessments. 

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Lots of myths are explored about gifted students... in spite of research showing the benefits of allowing students to skip courses and grades.

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Transforming education through imagination and creativity - CBS News

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SoEducation reformer Sir Ken Robinson explains why standardizing education is alienating teachers and students in his new book, "Creative Schools"

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So does standardisation kill creativity is a question I would like to put before the advocates who want to police standards till the full stop. While standards are a must to promote quality in education, some flexibility should be built into these standards so as to allow for teacher creativity, and collaborative learning among students. I have the highest regard for the Common Core State Standards and believe that the standards have a flexibility already built within. The same goes for processes. My question is, don't you think processes too need to be flexible and adaptive in nature? It is clear that no two teachers will teach the same tipic in exactly the same way! If they did, then this would be possible only if they were automatons and robots without an emotive trait in them. What we need to build is a vibrant workforce of teachers who are creative and dynamic, those who can go beyond standards and process to make education a truly transforming experience!

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How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers

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It makes it easier to think during class—and I'm doing less busy work. Stephanie is just one of the 950 students at Sammamish High School in Seattle who have taken wholeheartedly to Microsoft OneNote along with their teachers.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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Oh gosh, not another word processing software, but then no, I guess, One note is more versatile and it is free too! In times when the concept of BYOD has been in place and when the device has to be small enough, then it makes sense to use an IPad or a tab. One note works quite well on tabs so it makes sense to use it more regularly.

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