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Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (which is 10 years old today)

Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (which is 10 years old today) | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"Once a month or so, that damn tweet would resurface."
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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:27 AM

I wish I could get this as a poster.

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Your brain on books. We all know reading is good for you, here's yet more proof.

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Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

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Lessons From Social Psychology To Apply In The Workplace

Lessons From Social Psychology To Apply In The Workplace | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Running a successful organization requires lots of moving pieces running smoothly in tandem. At the heart of every organization are people just like you and me, whose performance can be influenced in a positive direction. Recently, companies like Google and Facebook have been redefining the standards of workplace culture, and in turn seeing improvements in employee satisfaction and company performance. Now, your company might not be large enough to have a dedicated HR (or “People Ops”) department, but there are some exciting takeaways from social psychology that you can apply to benefit your business.

 

Reciprocity Principle

Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor.

 

Founders and CEOs can use this to their advantage. Internally, this can help improve or repair work relationships, win over co-workers and build consensus. As Dr. Cialdini writes, reciprocity is so powerful that it can overcome feelings of suspicion or dislike toward the person who gives the gift or favor. As a small business owner, how about giving gifts or bonuses on holidays or birthdays? You could also offer to bring back coffee for the office or surprise your colleagues with breakfast or lunch. A kind gesture can go a long way.

 

Outside the office, the reciprocity principle can help you succeed in negotiations, build valuable business partnerships and win over investors — or even customers! When we launched our product and were at our first trade show full of retail managers and buyers, we realized that people only stopped at our booth if we handed them a free sample. So we handed samples to everyone who walked by! In turn, they stopped, listened to our pitch, and 99% of the time they placed an order for their store. In those first few hours, we sold over 100 cases into 100 new stores.


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From original scoop: "Running a successful organization requires lots of moving pieces running smoothly in tandem. At the heart of every organization are people just like you and me, whose performance can be influenced in a positive direction. Recently, companies like Google and Facebook have been redefining the standards of workplace culture, and in turn seeing improvements in employee satisfaction and company performance. Now, your company might not be large enough to have a dedicated HR (or “People Ops”) department, but there are some exciting takeaways from social psychology that you can apply to benefit your business. Reciprocity Principle Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor. Founders and CEOs can use this to their advantage. Internally, this can help improve or repair work relationships, win over co-workers and build consensus. As Dr. Cialdini writes, reciprocity is so powerful that it can overcome feelings of suspicion or dislike toward the person who gives the gift or favor. As a small business owner, how about giving gifts or bonuses on holidays or birthdays? You could also offer to bring back coffee for the office or surprise your colleagues with breakfast or lunch. A kind gesture can go a long way. Outside the office, the reciprocity principle can help you succeed in negotiations, build valuable business partnerships and win over investors — or even customers! When we launched our product and were at our first trade show full of retail managers and buyers, we realized that people only stopped at our booth if we handed them a free sample. So we handed samples to everyone who walked by! In turn, they stopped, listened to our pitch, and 99% of the time they placed an order for their store. In those first few hours, we sold over 100 cases into 100 new stores."
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Using the tools of social psychology can encourage personal and organizational success.

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nice content - we at tolet digital agency  apply your concept.

sometime the ideal work to list and associate with property owners across the globe can be quite something. visit our website today and list your properties form any location across the globe as we keep lessons from social psychology at our work place.

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Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor.

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15 Qualities of Mentally Tough People

15 Qualities of Mentally Tough People | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
(Ps. You can develop the same habits to improve your own mental toughness.)
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Congratulations to our QR-Code Bingo Champs: Lindsay Edwards and Belinda Norvell – HSU Office of Online Education

Congratulations to our QR-Code Bingo Champs: Lindsay Edwards and Belinda Norvell – HSU Office of Online Education | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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“Small Teaching” by James Lang details research-based cognition theories for classroom application. Author Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of incremental changes. Many of these changes work for a single class and may be integrated into pre-existing teaching approaches. Some examples of Small Teaching strategies include: How does one become good at retrieving knowledge from memory? How does making predictions now help us learn in the future? How do instructors instill fixed or growth mindsets in their students? Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students.
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Participatory Spontaneity: Talking to a Texas TeachMeet

Participatory Spontaneity: Talking to a Texas TeachMeet | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This Friday, I am delighted to have been invited, by Dr Helen Teague, to contribute to a Teacher-Led Conference or TeachMeet* in South Texas, via Skype rather than intercontinental travel. I will be contributing a short input on the topic of Participatory Spontaneity. This is a topic I first discussed with Helen, at e-learn 16, and…

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Dr. Helen Teague's insight: Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. TMTexasESC1
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Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. #TMTexasESC1
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Dr. Helen Teague's insight: Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. #TMTexasESC1
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Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. #TMTexasESC1
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Opinion | The Dying Art of Disagreement

Opinion | The Dying Art of Disagreement | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Today’s clashes may hoarsen our voices, but they rarely sharpen our thinking, much less change our minds.
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9 Phrases Smart People Never Use in Conversation

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use in Conversation | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The beauty of social awareness is that a few simple adjustments to what you say can vastly improve your relationships.
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Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place

Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A new tool lets educators and ed-tech developers easily find peer-reviewed research articles relevant to their work.

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An innovative way to see connections in research, feeds from Google Scholar
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Great tool, but beware the rabbit hole! 
 
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 12, 2016 5:58 PM

Cool stuff! Thanks to Scott Holcomb. 

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, May 20, 2016 9:31 AM
a promising resource... a little bit tricky at sign-in...
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Farewell Cassini: Saturn spacecraft makes fiery, final dive (Update)

Farewell Cassini: Saturn spacecraft makes fiery, final dive (Update) | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.
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Cassini: An amazing 20 year journey
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Baby Boomers Who Won't Sell Are Dominating the Housing Market

Baby Boomers Who Won't Sell Are Dominating the Housing Market | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Jake Yanoviak is hunting for houses. On a weekday afternoon in North Philadelphia, the 23-year-old painter cruises along on his bike, its black paint obscured under stickers from breweries and rock bands. He turns onto a side street, where he spots a few elderly neighbors, standing on adjoining porches. He parks, leans on one handlebar and makes his pitch.
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granny and gramps aren't going gently to planned community life
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9 Habits of Highly Successful Introverts - ParhJa - Shaping the Opinions

9 Habits of Highly Successful Introverts - ParhJa - Shaping the Opinions | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Introverts! Stay the same and don’t strive to become an extrovert. Embrace your uniqueness and be yourself. It’s a common belief that extroverts are the people who love to socialize while introverts aren’t good at socializing with others — which is not the case. The principal difference between the two is that, extroverts are more…
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Although the writing is a bit clunky, there are some interesting points in this article. Suggest also reading the book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain.
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iPhone turns 10! | Teague's Tech Treks

The iPhone roll-out began ten years ago in June, 2007. Here are some fun iPhone resources. #iPhoneAt10
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How to live to 100: Secrets of the world’s healthiest village revealed

How to live to 100: Secrets of the world’s healthiest village revealed | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
THEY say a little of what you fancy does you good. But it seems the old adage may be wrong when it comes to living a long and healthy life – unless it’s in strict moderation.
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After studying the citizens of the Italian village of  Pioppi, Dr Malhotra found it was their lifestyle that gave them many years of extra life, many over 100 years old. Diet was a key factor as was lack of stress, seven hours of sleep a night, and eating sugar just once a week. Dr. Malhotra has concluded that “simple lifestyle changes such as consuming less sugar were more powerful than any medication doctors could prescribe”.
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Pi Day | All About the Holidays | Social Studies | Video

Pi Day | All About the Holidays | Social Studies | Video | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
PBS LearningMedia Video for Social Studies for K-4
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Engaging resources from PBS Learning Media  @PBSLrnMedia
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Why You Should Start Some Goals In The Middle

Why You Should Start Some Goals In The Middle | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Traditional goal setting focuses on the beginning and the end—start strong and keep your eye on the prize. Unfortunately, that process doesn’t work for every kind of goal, says Scott Young, author of How to Change a Habit.

 

“A lot has been taught around the classic self-help style of Zig Ziglar or Tony Robbins where you have a clear goal, you visualize it, write it down, and focus on the starting point,” says Young, cofounder of the career development course Top Performer. “Some goals, though, aren’t clearly sequential.”

 

The middle can and should be your starting point when you’re setting a goal where you’re unclear of the level you can achieve within a particular timeframe. This is especially the case with daunting, unfamiliar goals where you don’t yet have a strong sense of the big picture.


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From the original scoop: "Traditional goal setting focuses on the beginning and the end—start strong and keep your eye on the prize. Unfortunately, that process doesn’t work for every kind of goal, says Scott Young, author of How to Change a Habit. “A lot has been taught around the classic self-help style of Zig Ziglar or Tony Robbins where you have a clear goal, you visualize it, write it down, and focus on the starting point,” says Young, cofounder of the career development course Top Performer. “Some goals, though, aren’t clearly sequential.” The middle can and should be your starting point when you’re setting a goal where you’re unclear of the level you can achieve within a particular timeframe. This is especially the case with daunting, unfamiliar goals where you don’t yet have a strong sense of the big picture."
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Some goals aren’t clearly sequential. Here’s the case for rethinking your approach.

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The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.


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All businesses have a life cycle, but sometimes it becomes just too hard to take a business beyond the startup phase, in order to progress further along that cycle. Where this occurs, it is important for a business owner to know when to continue to perservere, and when to quit. This interesting article provides some good information, that may prove helpful, if you are ever faced with having to make such a decision.

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True and well written
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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 | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | 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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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 22, 2017 4:07 PM
People relate to each other's stories, so it is essential to tell them.
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I think people relate most of all to stories the feel and see themselves in
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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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10 Books Every Curious Person Should Read

10 Books Every Curious Person Should Read | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
I love to read. I read a lot. It’s a habit I intend to maintain for a very long time.
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9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--If You Want to Be Successful

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--If You Want to Be Successful | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Don't tolerate anything that stresses you or gets in the way of your success.
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Self-Care and Self-protection from toxicity: 1. Toxic relationships, 2. Lying to yourself, 3. Not parting with the past, 4. Settling for less, 5. Believing in perfectionism, 6. Holding on to your fears, 7. Cutting yourself down, 8. Accepting your own excuses, 9. Being jealous
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Starting Your Day on the Internet Is Damaging Your Brain by Srinivas Rao

Starting Your Day on the Internet Is Damaging Your Brain by Srinivas Rao | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

I’ve said before the first 3 hours of your day can dictate how your life turns out. And this often begins with the very first thing that you decide to put in your brain. You can either start you day with junk food for the brain (the internet, distracting apps, etc) or you can start the day with healthy food for the brain (reading, meditation, journaling, exercising, etc). When you start the day with junk food for the brain, you put yourself at a self imposed handicap that inhibits your ability to get into flow and prevents you from doing deep work. When you start the day with health food for your brain, the exact opposite happens.

"Anytime I start my day with junk food for the brain, the quality of the day goes down. I’m less happy, focused, and productive. I spend a ton of time on the internet and don’t get any real work done. But if I start my day with health food for the brain, I find that my mood is better, I’m happier, more focused and productive."

 

via Jim Lerman


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I really need to read this entire post and think about making some changes... Jim Lerman, thank you for the wake-up call (literally),
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Top Schools Think 7th and 8th Graders Should Be Able to Read These Books

Top Schools Think 7th and 8th Graders Should Be Able to Read These Books | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Are these indeed more rigorous than the books you or your child read in middle school?
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Which of these books have you read?
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The 3-Sentence Email Guaranteed to Get a Response

The 3-Sentence Email Guaranteed to Get a Response | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
You have one chance to make a connection, and this chance lasts about 10 seconds.
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Learning Differences and What They Mean for Workplace Strategy

Learning Differences and What They Mean for Workplace Strategy | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Or: What my daughter taught me about workplace strategy.
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This article by Arnold Levin, addresses "the context, issues, needs, and gaps around the areas of learning differences along with problems with current attitudes and thinking around learning differences and relationships to workplace strategies." I do think learning styles exist and learned a lot from this article
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Silence - a Spiritual Practice - Healthy Spirituality

Silence - a Spiritual Practice - Healthy Spirituality | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Shh! Can you hear the silence? I attended a silent retreat for four days this past weekend. Now a few of you who know me more than just through this blog

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Great insight in this post by Jean Wise: how long would it you and me to become silent?
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iPhone Turns 10: How It Became the Everything Machine

iPhone Turns 10: How It Became the Everything Machine | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
It was the iPhone that taught people to tap, swipe, and pinch-to-zoom until they unwittingly fell in love.
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My Favorite iPhone moment is...  What is your favorite iPhone moment or iPhone feature?
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Time does not mend a broken heart as scientists find condition causes long-term damage

Time does not mend a broken heart as scientists find condition causes long-term damage | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Songwriters, poets and novelists have longed mused over whether time truly heals everything.
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broken heart syndrome is medically known as takotsubo syndrome
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