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The Profession of Teaching Worldwide Infographic

The Profession of Teaching Worldwide Infographic | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The Global Teacher Status index is the world’s first comprehensive attempt to compare the status of teachers across the world. It is based on in-depth opinion by Populus in 21 countries that explores the attitudes on issues ranging from what is a fair salary for teachers to whether they... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-profession-of-teaching-worldwide-infographic/


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The last point is interesting. Paying teachers more correlates to better student outcomes.

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This infographic provides knowledge about the teaching profession. 

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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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@Ivon Prefontaine, PhD I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet [...]
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Leading is about emotional intelligence, learning (and teaching), being open to changing context, letting go, being honest, showing kindness and respect, cooperating, and being a partner.
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How to Learn New Things as an Adult

How to Learn New Things as an Adult | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.

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Teaching others is an effective way to learn something new. Talking about it would be another way.
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We Have a Crisis in Leadership

We Have a Crisis in Leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of Pixabay Why is employee engagement at an all-time low? Why is turnover as high as it is? Why are employees constantly looking for better opportunities? When you think about those qu…

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We have had one for some time. We conflate leading and managing. We also have poor models of leadership i.e. bullies.
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Six Emotional Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Style for the Situation

Six Emotional Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Style for the Situation | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Six different styles of leadership (Visionary, Coaching, Affiliative, Democratic, Commanding, and Pacesetting) stem from emotional intelligence.

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I think the styles (visionary, coaching, affiliative, democratic, commanding, and pacesetting) overlap and interact in fluid ways.

To educate and be a pedagogue is to lead and form relationships with those we teach and work with.
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The Power of Stories: Why We Need More Than Facts to Win

The Power of Stories: Why We Need More Than Facts to Win | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
''You cannot take away someone's story without giving them a new one.''

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Stories appeal to our emotions.
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Five explorative writing exercises that will surprise you about yourself

Five explorative writing exercises that will surprise you about yourself | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
As my daily writing experiments have shown, he is right. Writing can reveal a lot about the world and ourselves. Until recently, I treated writing as a practical means of getting ideas on paper. It…
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Through writing, we can explore the world we inhabit, imagine what the world might be, propose solutions to problems, be thankful for what we have, and create a fictional world and characters.
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Writing in the Cracks of Life – The Writing Cooperative

Writing in the Cracks of Life – The Writing Cooperative | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Everyone gets 24 hours, 1440, minutes, and 86,400 seconds per day. No amount of hustle, worry, experimentation, or time travel can change these numbers. All humanity on a level playing field in the…
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Leonard Cohen wrote that light comes in through cracks.
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Love the phrase and the imagery "cracks of life." Write on.

Penelope's curator insight, November 7, 7:54 PM
Love the metaphor "cracks of life." Once you read this, you'll be searching for those unplugged cracks all over the place! Find them and write on!

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Friedrich Nietzsche: Why Life Isn’t Meaningless – Personal Growth – Medium

Friedrich Nietzsche: Why Life Isn’t Meaningless – Personal Growth – Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
He had been sick for over a decade before his death as a side effect of a mental breakdown. Fortunately, in the years before that, he sealed his legacy with an impressive library of work. Friedrich…
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Friedrich Nietzsche's book The Will to Power was heavily edited by others and published after this death. As noted in the article, how he understood power was broad and began with one's ability to control one's self. There is a mystical quality to that thinking. In controlling one's self, we understand "this too shall pass."
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The Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists

The Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking research finds that the human brain creates multi-dimensional neural structures.

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This research-based article points to the wonderful complexity of the human brain and how it processes information.
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What it Means to Serve Others: The Mark of a Servant Leader – The Mission

What it Means to Serve Others: The Mark of a Servant Leader – The Mission | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I spoke recently to a good friend who told me a story about the leader that was just hired to take over her organization. This new director…
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Being a servant first is hard work as a leader. The concept of servant-leadership was articulated by Robert Greenleaf and has many roots i.e. Quaker faith, Taoist principles, Gandhi, etc.

It would seem to me that teaching is an ideal way of serving and leading, but I see little evidence of it.
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Penelope's curator insight, October 7, 2016 1:33 PM
What an inspiring read, and a reminder that not all are cut out to be great leaders. First, you must serve, then others will go out of their way to serve you.

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Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's suggests instituting lifestyle changes that optimize metabolic parameters are more effective than drugs.

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Good health and good habits are essential to prevention.
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malek's curator insight, October 20, 8:04 PM

The situation is analogous in kind, if not quite degree, to the many other chronic diseases with which we now struggle, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
In today’s fast paced world of instant communication, short deadlines,
e-mail, text, online chat, social media, speed networking and deal-making,
I think we can all agree that the old fashioned art of
relationship-building has been somewhat diminished in its importance, if
not lost altogether?

It wasn’t always this way. When I started work in the City of London in the
late 1970s, the senior partners would regularly disappear for lunch with
clients at around 12 noon and, more often than not, wouldn’t be seen again
until the next morning.  And when I worked in Hong Kong in the late 1980s,
I remember the most respected networkers were those who typically blocked
out their lunchtimes every day to meet with people who, if not now, might
be useful connections in the future. Despite how this might sound now, this
investment in relationship-building usually paid off in terms of acquiring
new clients, generating more revenue and increased profitability, and the
expenses involved were regarded as the acceptable “cost of doing business”.
To prove the point, most Governments around the world regarded these
expenses as fully tax deductible, as long as you could find the receipts!

Without doubt, the long business lunch, if not a quick chat over a sandwich
at your desk in between meetings, is definitely a casualty of the online
age, and is now regarded as an extravagance, if not a disgraceful
indulgence reminiscent of a bygone era!

These days we do business with people we hardly know, and possibly don’t
even like, assuming we can get them to sign up to a water tight contract
drafted by a highly paid lawyer and do as we promise.  In this post
industrial age, with an ever-expanding army of lawyers and standard
contracts at your disposal, you can simply sit behind your computer and do
business with anyone you want, almost anywhere in the world, with an
electronic signature and the click of a mouse!

Until now, that is…

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The idea of three cups of tea is the first is taken as a stranger, the second as a friend, and the third to become a family member.

Thich Nhat Hanh and other Zen writers write about being mindful when drinking and eating.

Eating is an essential part of this in many cultures. We can share food with each other. In some cultures, eating with one's hands is part of the process.
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Good metaphor for building business relationships everywhere not just in China and in my view puts value into social interaction too
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Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal/Professional Relationship -- How To Cultivate It via Storytelling

Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal/Professional Relationship -- How To Cultivate It via Storytelling | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Empathy can make or break relationships. It is a skill, which can reap many benefits in both your personal life and work place. These 5 simple habits will help you to grow your empathy muscle.

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People relate to each other's stories, so it is essential to tell them.
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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 20, 12:38 PM

Did you know that there are 3 kinds of empathy? Yep.

  1. Cognitive
  2. Emotional
  3. Compassionate

 

This post explains all three. Plus the author shares recent research on the impact of empathy in business/leadership success. The author then gives 3 areas to focus on to build empathy:

  1. Be present
  2. Actively listen
  3. Put yourself in the other's shoes

 

The problem? These 3 areas are so general they are almost meaningless. So let's fix it. Want to build your empathy skills fast? Learning business storytelling skills is the most efficient + effective way to do so. Take action on these 3 storytelling practices:

  1. Start small and take your time. Share a personal experience with only 1 person present. Look into their eyes. Experience their reactions to your story. Experience what they like/what grabs them. Shift the story when you sense them drifting off. Learn what connects and what doesn't.
  2. Listen appreciatively. That's not listening actively, which includes paraphrasing what you heard. Don't interrupt. Just listen fully and delightedly without an agenda. Hard to do. Practice makes perfect. Clients who do this report entire worlds opening up to them. For more concrete steps, listen to my TEDx talk where I share exactly how to listen appreciatively.
  3. Listen to and share lots of stories. The more stories you listen to you stronger your empathy skills (backed by research). Sharing stories in return also builds empathy skills and deepens relationships. 'Gotta love that.

 

Try these and tell me how it goes. Questions? Comments? Send me a note.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it.

 

Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 20, 1:47 PM

Did you know that there are 3 kinds of empathy? Yep.

  1. Cognitive
  2. Emotional
  3. Compassionate

 

This post explains all three. Plus the author shares recent research on the impact of empathy in business/leadership success. The author then gives 3 areas to focus on to build empathy:

  1. Be present
  2. Actively listen
  3. Put yourself in the other's shoes

 

The problem? These 3 areas are so general they are almost meaningless. So let's fix it. Want to build your empathy skills fast? Learning business storytelling skills is the most efficient + effective way to do so. Take action on these 3 storytelling practices:

  1. Start small and take your time. Share a personal experience with only 1 person present. Look into their eyes. Experience their reactions to your story. Experience what they like/what grabs them. Shift the story when you sense them drifting off. Learn what connects and what doesn't.
  2. Listen appreciatively. That's not listening actively, which includes paraphrasing what you heard. Don't interrupt. Just listen fully and delightedly without an agenda. Hard to do. Practice makes perfect. Clients who do this report entire worlds opening up to them. For more concrete steps, listen to my TEDx talk where I share exactly how to listen appreciatively.
  3. Listen to and share lots of stories. The more stories you listen to you stronger your empathy skills (backed by research). Sharing stories in return also builds empathy skills and deepens relationships. 'Gotta love that.

 

Try these and tell me how it goes. Questions? Comments? Send me a note.

 

This review was originally published by Dr. Karen Dietz for her Just Story It curation: https://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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To Get More Creative, Become Less Judgemental – The Mission – Medium

To Get More Creative, Become Less Judgemental – The Mission – Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The need to do more great work drives many creators. More quality and (or) quantity. Or both. Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives.
We have come this far because a few bold innovators and creators chose to create, build, make, do, or start something. In “Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Career Together” author Pamela Slim says:
“We are made to create. We feel useful when we create. We release our ‘stuckness’ when we create. We reinvent our lives, tell new stories, and rebuild communities when we create. We reclaim our esteem, our muse, and our hope when we create.”
Prof. Dean Simonton, a psychologist who’s spent many years studying creative productivity, discovered two things about highly creative people.
They’re woefully bad at knowing when their own work is going to be a hit or a miss
Their capacity for productivity that makes them original, not their innate talent.
Simonton writes: “On average, creative geniuses aren’t qualitatively better in their fields than their peers, they simply produce a greater volume of work which gives them more variation and a higher chance of originality.”
Quantity lead you to quality.
But sometimes maximizing your creative output can be a struggle.

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For teens, a good mood depends on good sleep

For teens, a good mood depends on good sleep | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teens need eight to 10 hours of sleep at night to feel good and function well the next day, a new data show.
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A good night's sleep with screens turned off early is essential for students.
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How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.

 

Consider when you’re working on a project and get a call from a friend. You know you need to finish your work, but you feel rude for not talking when you technically could. Or think about when you’re planning your daily to-do list, but also need to decide when you’ll squeeze in your personal commitments. Taking the time to put a few loads of laundry in the washer midday can seem like a quick task — until you find yourself making up that work time late at night. In the end, it’s never entirely clear when you’re really “on” or “off.”


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This is of personal interest to me, as I do most of my work at home.
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 20, 7:24 AM

 few good tips for this home shored . I would add... build in a commute (even a walk to your office ) , get ready for work like to would if you drive to work.. keep office hours ... take logical breaks and walks ...Lunch etc... work from a task list.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, November 21, 5:08 AM

I am a recent 'work from home' person (when I am not out with clients) . This confirms what I found. Be clear whether you are working or not. Our spouses , partners and children need to know which mode we are in - So do we!

 

David Stapleton's curator insight, November 22, 4:10 PM
This is it if your reviewing at home
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Forget All the Writer Advice and Write Your Face Off. You’re Welcome.

Forget All the Writer Advice and Write Your Face Off. You’re Welcome. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Today is the eve of National Novel Writing Month. You in? Try it… if anything, it teaches you how to start and finish something, and working with deadlines. Let your imagination run wild like when…

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Makes sense.
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Penelope's curator insight, November 14, 10:22 PM
If you're inside the flurry of NaNoWriMo, you may need a pick-me-up about right now. I especially love this one:

Let your imagination run wild like when you we’re a child. Before the fear and uncertainty and paying the bills were a thing. Forget about all the adult stuff that sucked out the child inside and the awe and wonder!

And just write! 

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David Stapleton's curator insight, November 16, 7:36 PM
I agree write your face off enjoy your gift and let it explode
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The 10 Writing Quotes that Shape My Writing Process

The 10 Writing Quotes that Shape My Writing Process | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Those were the golden words from my mentor, two years back. They have helped me achieve the following milestones: But the journey is not done yet. It is mine to undertake every single day, and these…
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The two Ernest Hemingway quotes are excellent.
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How Famous Writers Overcome Writer’s Block and Reawaken Their Creativity

How Famous Writers Overcome Writer’s Block and Reawaken Their Creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Some writers argue that “writer’s block” isn’t real. It’s just an excuse to use when we’d rather procrastinate than get to work on our writing projects. There’s a quote attributed to William Faulkner…
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The seven ideas come from a variety of authors: Maya Angelou, Neil Gaiman, and John Steinbeck. They range from setting time aside and letting writing be a stream-of-consciousness process to stepping away from writing for a few days to writing to a person.
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New Green advocates – The Economist – Medium

New Green advocates – The Economist – Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
In February a tribunal in Kirkenes, in Norway’s far north, ruled that oil extraction in the Barents Sea was illegal. The courtroom — an auditorium sculpted from 190 tonnes of ice — and the verdict…
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Protecting the enviroment is both a local and global effort. It is interesting that the case occurs in Norway, which is the birth place of deep ecology.
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These 20 Books are Worth Re-Reading – The Mission – Medium

No matter how you designate it (as a large book or series) this group of books includes: Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and The Bed of Procrustes. Even though Fat Tony is now…
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There are some books I would read multiple times i.e. Nassem Taleb, Alice Miller, and Joseph Campbell, but not all of them i.e. Ayn Rand, Peter Thiel, and Thomas Sowell.
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Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Most writers study the elements of plot and pay serious attention to how to successfully construct a narrative. Here's what to keep in mind.

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A short, easy to use post I would have liked to have in my classroom.
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In my Future Learn course of Fiction Writing, one of our lessons was on plotting. Their simple formula was character + conflict = plot. Of course, there isn't just one way to craft a story, but for first time writers, this might just be the easiest.

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The surprising science of happiness

The surprising science of happiness | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

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This was part of a PhD course I took. Dan Gilbert's work is fascinating. It is not just about being happy. It recognizes that we will be unhappy and what that means. How do we overcome trauma and challenging situations?
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David Hain's curator insight, October 18, 5:56 AM

Do you know what makes you happy? Or are you misdirecting yourself?

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Love David Hain's questions Do you know what makes you happy? Or are you misdirecting yourself?
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A Conceptual Framework for Ecological Economics Based on Systemic Principles of Life | Fritjof Capra

A Conceptual Framework for Ecological Economics Based on Systemic Principles of Life | Fritjof Capra | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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Chaos and complexity theory can play an essential role in ecology and an economy of ecology. Wendell Berry reminds us that economy is about keeping a good house.
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leadership is helping make the network smarter

leadership is helping make the network smarter | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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In a world that is increasingly complex, new forms of leading i.e. servant-leadership, emergent-leadership, collective-leadership are essential. It is ironic a president was elected who eschews all of these and clings to the narcissitic view of the positon and/or person dictating (I use the word intentionally) who leads.

I understand teaching and leading as being synonomous through etymology i.e. educate, andragogy, and pedagogy
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