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Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work

Understanding how we learn best is one of the keys to growth as human beings. This essential metacognitive skill is not innate and must be modeled …

7 Traits You Need to Be a Highly Effective Leader | Inc.com

Leadership is not something we're born with--it's a set of skills we learn. Some specific skills and traits seem to be especially important to successful leaders, who carry them regardless of the company, team or organization they're leading.<p>Here are seven of the top traits that make some leaders …

Leadership

Reclaiming Assessment for Deeper Learning

<i>By Dennis Udall</i><p><i>This post originally ran on the Hewlett Foundation blog.</i><p>While the word assessment in education conjures up images of testing, its …

Five Key Properties of Interactive Data Visualization

According to renowned AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories statistician John Tukey, “data may not contain the answer. The coordination of some data and an aching desire for an answer will not ensure that a reasonable one can be extracted from a given body of data.” While Tukey (1915-2000) is correct in …

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.<p>So how do …

How Leaders Can Overcome Obstacles for Change

We’ve all heard the saying (or myth): people resist change. Of course, the main task of many leaders is to bring about change – sometimes unpopular …

The 8-Step Process for Leading Change - Kotter

Create a Sense of Urgency<p>Help others see the need for change through a bold, aspirational opportunity statement that communicates the importance of …

Three Things that Actually Motivate Employees

The most motivated and productive people I’ve seen recently work in an older company on the American East Coast deploying innovative technology products to transform a traditional industry. To a person, they look astonished when I ask whether their dedication comes from anticipation of the money …

Why 15% Of Americans Don't Use The Internet

Americans aren’t giving up on the internet, but 15% of us don’t want to be bothered.<p>Call them the “undecided voters” of cyber space, but according to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 21% of respondents who aren’t online say they’re off because the web doesn’t interest them.<p>What? Not interested …

Jack London Believed 'Function Of Man Is To Live, Not To Exist'

A literary critic once remarked, "The greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived." In his brief life, London sought adventure in the far corners of the world, from the frozen Yukon to the South Pacific, writing gripping tales of survival based on his experiences — including <i>The</i> …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Meet the New Face of Diversity: The “Slacker” Millennial Guy

In the past, men demonstrated their manliness at work by mooning the trading floor (to quote one conversation I had recently) or pounding their chests à la Alpha-Ape (to quote someone I interviewed a few years back). ”Come back with your shield or on it,” a partner used to joke in the 1980s …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Lessons from a Career Marketing Big Ideas

My talk at #BrooklynBeta on October 11, 2013. I talked about what I've learned from work on the commercialization of the web, open source, web 2.0, the maker movement, and open government. Key principles for online activists.

Educators as Social Networked Learners

Presentation about a course I teach to EdTech graduate students. More resources can be found at http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/educator-as-a-social-networked-learner-presentation-materials/

Extremely Useful & Powerful Excel

Tablet or e-reader? These 12 questions will help you decide

Updated on Sep 26, 2017<p>81<p>If you purchase an item through this post, we may get a small affiliate commission.<p><b>Which device is better suited to read</b> …

Write an Ebook in a Week: Focus on ONE Idea

Could you write an ebook in a week? In previous articles, we’ve discussed writing what you know, using your blog’s content to create a SHORT ebook, …