Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Warning signs of a toxic culture

Warning signs of a toxic culture | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Lead Change is a leadership media destination with a unique editorial focus on driving change within organizations, teams, and individuals. Lead Change, a division of Weaving Influence, publishes twice monthly with SmartBrief. Today's post is by William Vanderbloemen. The next time you walk around your office, take a moment and listen. Do you hear people on your staff uttering phrases like, “That’s not my job”? If you do, then you may be in trouble.
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An issue is that we conflate teams and community. The former is one we get to pick and we can be the coach. The latter is one that forms and emerges. We come to feel we belong on community. An objective might be to move teams from team to community.
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Why a Culture of Well-Being Is Critical for Performance in the Workplace

Why a Culture of Well-Being Is Critical for Performance in the Workplace | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
In 2013 Gallup gathered data from 230,000 full- and part-time workers in 142 countries. According to the 2013 Gallup poll, more than 2 in 3 U.S. workers are unhappy in their jobs. Gallup found that…
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People who feel good about themselves feel they belong and there is a sense of trust and reciprocity in the workplace. Each teacher I interviewed spoke belonging and not belonging in their schools. One said it is something that can easily be "taken for granted."
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Race and Belonging in School: How Anticipated and Experienced Belonging Affect Choice, Persistence, and Performance

Race and Belonging in School: How Anticipated and Experienced Belonging Affect Choice, Persistence, and Performance | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
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The study and article relate specifically to race and belonging. It points us towards recognizing if people do not feel they belong to a place, including schools, how they perform can be adversely impacted.

Wendell Berry writes eloquently about belonging and community.
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