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Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Interpersonal Skills - YouTube

Interpersonal skills are very important. Your bosses, colleagues, and peers can be directly influenced by your way of interaction with others. Unless you're ...
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Funny take on Interpersonal skills, but it makes its point.

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Radical Pedagogy

Chomsky & Robichaud: Standardized Testing as an Assault on Humanism and Critical Thinking in Education http://t.co/pTSxJJce6f
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Creativity and Critical Thinking: Friends, Not Foes! | Critical Thinking

Creativity and Critical Thinking: Friends, Not Foes! | Critical Thinking | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
We live in a world of work that requires creativity. In a creative economy, success largely depends on new ideas, new ways to think and do the work. In this world of work, creativity is not confined to just those working in ...
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Pitching to investors? Follow this advice - The Globe and Mail

Pitching to investors? Follow this advice - The Globe and Mail | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Pitching to investors? Follow this advice
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In a few of the pitches, the presenter's English was so poor it was almost impossible to understand what was being said. While PowerPoint presentations are a ...

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carldowse's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:04 AM

Useful resources for presenting and finance

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❂ Reflection for Resilience ✤

❂ Reflection for Resilience ✤ | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it

 

Resiliency is about handling stress, uncertainty and setbacks well — in other words, maintaining equilibrium under pressure.

 

And in our modern lives, whether we are at school, at work, or at home, there is no shortage of pressure.

 

Maintaining our equilibrium is something, it seems, we all need these days.

 

There is something you can do — everyday if you would like — to help build your resilience, your capacity to weather stressful events.

 

It's journalling.

 

Keeping a journal can foster resiliency.

 

CCL recommends using "learning journals" or "reflection journals" as tools for gaining insight into your leadership experiences.

 

The process of writing and reflection builds self-awareness, encourages learning and opens the door to adaptability.

 

The form and content of your journal is a matter of individual choice. However, when you do sit down to make a journal entry about an experience that has challenged your equilibrium, we recommend it have three parts:

 

 

✤ The event or experience.

Describe what occurred as objectively as possible.

Don't use judgmental language.

Stick to the facts.

What happened?

Who was involved?

When did it happen?

Where did it happen?

 

 

✤ Your reaction.

Describe your reaction to the event as factually and objectively as possible.

What did you want to do in response to the event?

What did you actually do?

What were your thoughts?

What were your feelings?

 

 

✤ The lessons.

Think about the experience and your reaction to it.

What did you learn from the event and from your reaction to it?

Did the event suggest a development need you should address?

Do you see a pattern in your reactions?

Did you react differently than in the past during similar experiences and does that suggest you are making progress or backsliding on a valuable leadership competency?

 

 

So remember, capture the event or experience in objective language, describe your reaction, then note the lessons you might get from it.

 

CCL uses journaling as part of almost all our leadership development program experiences and we emphasize with our participants that learning doesn't come from the "doing" but in the "reflecting on the doing."

 

 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2014 10:37 PM

This is a great article.

Mhd.Shadi Khudr's comment, January 15, 2014 11:58 AM
All the very best to Ness and all
Roger Sommerville's curator insight, February 18, 2014 2:44 AM

I find it hard to spend the time on making a journal work. I suspect it is because I have not thought about resilience and reaction to situations. The short lists here provide a useful guide - and by focusing on my reaction I can give my self a chance to use demanding events/situations more productively. 

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach.
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The 10 Principles of Listening to Customer Stories

Listening Skills are essential in any interpersonal relationship and for all interpersonal communication. Learn about the 10 principles of listening and improve your commuication skills.

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malek's curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:11 PM

How to use "active listening" to make a conscious effort to hear and understand what customers are saying.

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, April 12, 2013 12:24 AM

Good skills for both work and home.


"If speaking is silver, then listening is gold." - Proverb

Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, April 18, 2013 2:56 PM
Thank you for the comments Malek & Brian! And I love the proverb your shared :)
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How to teach critical thinking | The Psych Files

Perhaps the best way to improve critical thinking skills is to teach people to argue better. We take a look at this idea in this episode of The Psych Files.
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5 Tips for Cross-Cultural Communication | Network Experts, Inc.

5 Tips for Cross-Cultural Communication | Network Experts, Inc. | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Today's business environment is vast; spanning multiple geographic locations and numerous cultures. This greater diversity increases the need for effect...
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking (RT @TeachThought: 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking http://t.co/TalKhzmHF6 #education)...

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Voting and Critical Thinking - Philosophy Matters

Voting and Critical Thinking - Philosophy Matters | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
A recent CNN article reports on voters who are traditionally Republican but are feeling conflicted during this election because they have either directly or indirectly benefited because of ObamaCare.
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What is Critical Thinking?

This is a short video on the importance of critical thinking and skepticism.

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Professionals Need Coaching and Inspiration, Not Instructions

Professionals Need Coaching and Inspiration, Not Instructions | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Movir, a Dutch insurer, publishes a periodical magazine called “Veerkracht.” In the last magazine I found an interesting quote by one of their coaches, Caroline Thijssen about professionals and coaching.
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The Top 5 Skills Employers Are Seeking Right Now

The Top 5 Skills Employers Are Seeking Right Now | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Even with high unemployment, employers report that finding and retaining quality workers is a big challenge. Find out which job skills employers value most. (Interpersonal skills are key to job success in any field says @insidehighered.
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Apps for Bloom's Taxonomy

Apps for Bloom's Taxonomy | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
We are what we app!

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carldowse's curator insight, March 16, 2014 3:11 PM

Apps & resources categorized according to Bloom's digital taxonomy - very handy!

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Flipped Classroom Training & Technologies | Flipped Institute

Flipped Classroom Training & Technologies | Flipped Institute | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Learn to use the Flipped Classroom model to bring a more engaging learning experience to your students with high quality, expert training and resources.

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carldowse's curator insight, February 13, 2014 6:56 AM

May be the best place to start for those considering flipping their classroom.

 

Appealing as this approach is, I'm still having problems figuring out just how to implement it in the particular corporate training and tertiary education contexts in which I teach.

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On the Job: New generation is arriving in the workplace - USA TODAY

On the Job: New generation is arriving in the workplace - USA TODAY | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
On the Job: New generation is arriving in the workplace
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But Generation Z's interpersonal skills often are lacking, and they may not have basic manners that were ingrained in other generations at a young age, he says.
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The Six Phases of Critical Thinking

The Six Phases of Critical Thinking | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Critical thinking can be defined as “learning to think better by improving one’s thinking skills.” Individuals who are critical thinkers use the thinking process to analyze (consider and reflect) a...
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Critical Thinking in Post-Secondary Education: It's About More Than Job Readiness Skills

Critical Thinking in Post-Secondary Education: It's About More Than Job Readiness Skills | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)by Dr.
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Business tips: Improving your interpersonal communications skills - TeleManagement

Business tips: Improving your interpersonal communications skills - TeleManagement | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it

Cultivate manners that build trust and elevate you beyond the immediate circumstances. Bring out the best in others and attempt to empathize with them. Improve your listening skills for a start.


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How to Promote Critical Thinking with Online Discussion Forums

How to Promote Critical Thinking with Online Discussion Forums | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it

Critical thinking is an expected learning outcome of higher education along with mastery of a studied discipline. Yet several studies including one outlined in Academically Adrift, suggests that a ...


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Si hay un top ten de los objetivos de la educación,promover el pensamiento crítico está en el medallero...

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Solving Cross-Cultural Communication Problems - LeadBIG

Solving Cross-Cultural Communication Problems - LeadBIG | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
Learn a three-step solution for solving cross-cultural communication problems (If U #manage or #lead in an cross #cultural environment, this will help you make better communication choices.
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How to teach critical thinking using Bloom's Ta...

How to teach critical thinking using Bloom's Ta... | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
You can now easily integrate Bloom's Taxonomy into the teaching of critical thinking skills in your classroom using a fabulously simple chart!
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7 Tech Tools That Foster Critical Thinking Skills

7 Tech Tools That Foster Critical Thinking Skills | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
RT @Graphite:7 Tech Tools That Foster Critical Thinking Skills: http://t.co/kTlqpsiD3n http://t.co/5uMZpsKnTV #edtech #edchat #STEM
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How to Give Constructive Criticism: 10 Tips for Successful Coaching

How to Give Constructive Criticism: 10 Tips for Successful Coaching | English as a Life Skill | Scoop.it
We each want to succeed. The problem is, hearing what we do wrong, sucks.
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