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Google Finds That Successful Teams Are About Norms Not Just Smarts

Which Google employees has made the biggest impact to the company over the past decade? Besides the familiar choices of Larry and Sundar, I’d …

Psychology

More Effective Than Anxiety Meds: How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

<b>Categories</b>Depression, Anxiety & Mental Health, DNA, the Brain & The Human Body, Health, Meditation, Yoga, Grounding & Mindfulness, Science and …

Mindfulness

4 life-changing habits of progressive leaders

A number of progressive leaders, philosophers and authors have been often quoted on the importance of learning.<p>Dr. Seuss summed it up perfectly when he said: "The more you read, the more you will know and the more you will learn, the more places you'll go."<p>From Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, all …

Bill Gates

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Do kids learn more when they trade in composition books for iPads?

<b>One winter morning</b>, Spark Matsunaga Elementary School teacher Greta Fitch asks her fourth-graders to consider the world outside their door — specifically, the businesses that line their suburban streets. What sorts of stores and services and restaurants are there? Is anything missing?<p>On each desk …

Teaching

Can kids learn more when they exercise during lessons?

(Reuters Health) - Building exercise into lessons might help kids get better grades, especially when the task at hand requires memorization, a small Dutch study suggests.<p>Researchers worked with 500 children in second and third grade, giving half of them traditional lessons while the rest got …

Mild Dehydration Could Mess Up Your Concentration

Exercise isn't just good for your body: a new study supports the idea that getting a workout can be good for your brain as well. But when it comes to …

Weightlifting

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Unplug to Connect: Why We All Need to Put Down Our Phones

<b>“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” ~Joseph F Newton</b><p>Can you imagine your life without a cell phone?<p>It’s hard, right?<p>For …

5 Fears You'll Need to Overcome to Be an Effective Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship demands effective leadership. You need to be able to make solid decisions, organize plans, hire teammates and provide direction -- all under the steady pressure of being accountable for all those decisions and actions. To …

Entrepreneurship

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Teaching with Discussions

One of the most challenging teaching methods, leading discussions can also be one of the most rewarding. Using discussions as a primary teaching …

What Makes a Good Teacher?

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Study: there are instructions for teaching critical thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating study shows that it’s actually …

Teaching

How mindfulness gave a boy peace and confidence

James Doty’s prospects were bleak, but then one summer he was taught a new, compassionate way to think<p>When I speak in my capacity as a professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University or as an entrepreneur with a company worth $1.3bn, there is an assumption that I had a privileged background, one …

Mindfulness

Growth Mindset is Dead

Then there are those with the “growth” mindset. These people see a puzzle or test as an opportunity to learn and develop. They see their brain as a …

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Insight: 12 Reasons Leaders Communicate Poorly | #leadership

<b>Leaders assume we understand the big picture they have access to.</b> They don’t communicate the background yet expect us to move forward. <b>Employee …

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Employees at the Google office in Zurich, Switzerland. Google<p>The alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and the first thing I think of is coffee. I get up, somewhat reluctantly, and as I make my way toward the coffee maker, I spot my so-called smartphone plugged into the wall.<p>Reflexively, I pick it up and check …

Mindfulness

Are you holding your own daughter back? Here are 5 ways to raise girls to be leaders.

By Amy Joyce<p>, Writer/editor<p>Think you’re raising your daughter to be a strong leader? Look more closely: You, and the people around her, may unwittingly be doing just the opposite.<p>Teen boys, teen <i>girls</i>, and, yes, even parents have biases against girls and women as leaders, new research from the …

Gender

Why Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Spend on Personalized Learning

When Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced Tuesday night that they will give away almost all of their Facebook shares for charitable purposes, …

8 Habits That Make Some Leaders Extraordinarily Likeable

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

Fitness professionals praise simple, sustainable and modifiable moves.<p>From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) …

Exercise

Teacher: Why some students can’t focus on academics at school — even if they want to

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Kenneth Bernstein is a veteran high school teacher who has worked in both traditional public schools as well as charter schools. Known as the blogger “teacherken,” he has been a prolific writer on education in various publications and websites and has served as a peer …

Education

Millennials, I Was Wrong About You. Please Forgive Me

The word millennial elicits emotion within most of us. This generation, defined as being born between 1980 and 1995, were raised by doting baby …

Principal Connection / Amazon and the Whole Teacher

The difference between a cutthroat culture and a demanding one.

Employment

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“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”<p>Oops! It seems something went wrong on our end or the page doesn’t exist anymore. Please …

Is Bigger Always Better? The Case For Starting Small With New Learning Ideas

<i>Our Ideas series is exploring how innovation happens in education.</i><p>Anytime there's an innovation in education, often the first question anyone asks is, "Will it scale?"<p>Sure, you've managed to improve learning outcomes for one classroom, one school, one district. But if you can't reach 50,000 — or 5 …

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Positive Thinking