Gavin Ritchie

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Say ‘No’ and change your life

We live in a world where ‘yes’ is the default. But we need to tame our inner ‘chimp’ and embrace the power of ‘no’<p>My old friend Mick calls me with an invitation to his 50th birthday party. It sounds brilliant. Mick has rented a house for a week. Lots of people I know will be there. I want to go. I …

TED Talks

Want to be likable? 7 universal secrets to help you

If you want to be more likable then you must remember one thing … You cannot be liked by everyone.<p>You cannot make everyone like you!<p>Any time you …

Self-help

Stanford professor on how the workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a …

The Workplace

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

Motivation

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Self-help

Why Calling on a Student Should be the Last Thing You DoASCD Inservice

Most of us would agree that creating opportunities for students to use higher-order thinking is a worthy goal for teachers in K-12 and college-level …

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

10 Brutal Lessons You Need to Learn Before Getting Rich

You'll never have enough billions to buy a new personality, so start improving the one you got for free.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a common perception that upon obtaining wealth, the positive and negative qualities in people become more pronounced. …

Self-improvement

How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex: What’s Wrong With Education and How to Fix Some of It by Doug Green « Dr. Doug Green

25. Five Ways Hectically Busy School Leaders Can Stay on Track<p>1. Practice prioritizing as part of leadership preparation. 2. There are no bad kids. …

Teaching

The hidden threat of teacher stress

When a traumatic event such as the Florida school shooting takes place, often the focus afterward is on finding ways to make sure students and …

Response: The Best Ways to Resolve Conflicts Between Students

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>When two or more students are having a conflict, what are the most</i> …

“Dictionary Squared” Looks Like It Could Be A Useful Vocabulary Development Tool For Students

Dictionary Squared is a new, and still in development, tool to help high school students develop vocabulary.<p>Here’s how they describe it, followed by …

High School

This township principal says leadership and patience are key to moving kids ahead academically

<i>Chalkbeat is talking with principals across the city at schools that made some of the biggest ISTEP gains in 2017 to explore what was behind their</i> …

Secret Teacher: my school won't let students fail – so how will they learn?

We’re expected to offer endless support to students unwilling to take responsibility for their own learning. It’s time to look beyond targets<p>Read more from the Secret Teacher<p>It’s a Saturday morning in May, and while most schools are empty, mine is open for year 11 revision classes. Teachers are …

Teaching

5 Reflective Questions to Encourage a Growth Mindset

A teacher at one of our elementary schools shared this recently. She was talking about how she encourages her students to persist in the face of …

Five of the most cringeworthy things teachers say

1. "He behaves for me"<p><b>Read as:</b> I'm a better teacher than you.<p><b>Response:</b> He may behave for you because you let him get away with murder. He may behave …

The Complexities of Student Motivation

Alex Baron closes out a week of guest blogging with an analysis of the complexities of student motivation. How do we know whether a student needs a …

Teaching

Why Even New Writers Need to Prepare an Author Bio

Shares 238<p><i>Even new writers need to keep an author bio on hand.</i><p><b>By Anne R. Allen</b><p>The author bio on your social media, blog or website is one of the most …

Writing

Why Are We Still Assigning Homework?

I went to a workshop recently and we got assigned “pre-work”, which is just another way to say homework for adults. Right before the workshop started …

Teaching

'When teachers spend more time on planning than the teaching, we know we have a problem'

When it comes to the school holidays, most people imagine their teacher friends lolling on the sofa. The reality is, that many will, in fact, be …

Teaching

18 Things Parents Can Do to Make Their Kids Successful

Children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year.<p>This means that much of the rearing is still done at home.<p>In fact, …

Education

Writing Rituals and Routines

How to Become a More Disciplined Writer<p>Some of us follow routines that help us <i>avoid</i> writing—visiting YouTube, checking text messages, peering inside …

Writing

3 Mistakes You're Making in Telling Your Story--and What to Do About Them | Inc.com

Storytelling is a powerful communication tool. It's a way to build a memorable brand, create customer engagement, sell products and raise growth capital. Companies from Nike and Google to SAP and Cargill have professional storytellers on staff to leverage the power of stories--and some of those …

Public Speaking

The Essential Elements of a Successful Short Story

It’s easier to say what a short story isn’t than what it is. It isn’t an anecdote and it isn’t a section of a novel and it isn’t an essay. (There is a form called the long story but that’s another song.) Though short stories since Chekhov often end ambiguously, they can’t end indefinitely and still …

Creative Writing

Literary Crisis: Why a Crisis Will Make Your GOOD Story GREAT

So you wrote a story or a novel or a book. You’re proud. You’re excited. Visions of publishing dance in your head. Then you go back and read your …

Writing

10 Self-Editing Tips that Will Make You a Better Writer

I’ve been an editor for many years (don’t make me admit how many) and a writer for even longer. After even a few years in the game, every editor …

Writing

All Good Writing Comes Out of Aloneness

All good writing comes out of aloneness. You have to do it on an open highway. You wouldn’t want to do it in New York City. But on Highway 40 West or …

New York City

What is the Narrative Arc? A Guide to Storytelling Through Story Structure

Has anyone ever told you that your narrative arc was too weak? Too complex? Or not complex enough?Universal to both fiction and nonfiction, the …

Creative Writing