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Champions League: Schubert relishing Barcelona challenge after signing new deal

They may be without Lionel Messi for their clash with Borussia Mönchengladbach on Wednesday but Barcelona remain a potent force. Gladbach coach Andre …

Soccer

Value-Added Measures (VAMs) and Instructor Effectiveness: Unpacking the Debate

VAMs and Their Proposed Uses<p>Researchers generally define VAMs as statistical models designed to measure a teacher's influence -- the "value" added or …

Meta-Collaboration: Thinking With Another

Ushering in the Conceptual Age<p>The two aspects of being human that set us apart from other mammals are metacognition and the deep desire to belong or …

4 Magic Phrases That Unlock Brilliant Product Ideas

Would you like to know what customers want before they do? These simple phrases will give you a clue.<p>Ever wonder what your customers really want? How could you tweak your product or sales pitch to get them to buy in big volumes? And could you come up with a new idea for a product or service that …

Customers

5-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

Kevin Brookhouser is one advocate of the Genius Hour method. He calls his approach to projects "20Time." In this TEDxMonterey talk, he explains how …

Genius

The things most likely to kill you in one infographic

Humans are notoriously bad at assessing risk. It's why someone lights up another cigarette while worrying about getting killed by a terrorist, and why so many of us calmly drive to work everyday but feel nervous getting on a plane.<p>To help people make sense of all this, the UK's National Health …

NHS

21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity

Kickstart that school year.<p>And if you have any prompts that have worked well for you in the past (either as a student or a teacher), feel free to add them in the comments!

Leading the Maker Movement

Over the past year more and more schools across the globe have embraced the concept of making to learn. This phenomenon trickled into schools as the …

Makerspaces

Impact of a Makerspace

<i>One of the best parts of my day is checking in on Media Specialist/Teacher Librarian Laura Fleming as she always shares the incredible work her</i> …

Dispositions of thinking, from design thinking - Ewan McIntosh

The problem with "design thinking" is that everyone thinks they do it already, but they all do something different. And, far too often, evidence of …

Pedagogy

10 Productivity Strategies Backed by Science | Inc.com

<i>Sujan Patel has championed internet marketing and entrepreneurship for over a decade. His experience, ideas, and strategies have helped hundreds of companies build and strengthen their businesses online. Sujan is VP of marketing at thisCLICKS, the makers of When I Work--an employee scheduling</i> …

Time Management

5 Documentaries Entrepreneurs Should Watch on Netflix After Thanksgiving Dinner | Inc.com

After Thanksgiving dinner, as the food-coma sets in and you suddenly realize the need to capture your extended family's attention--or, let's face it, you need a little "me time"--here are five films you should stream on Netflix.<p>1) <i>Burt's Buzz</i>:<p>This film chronicles the humble beginnings of Burt's …

Entrepreneurship

Ed Catmull - Creativity, Inc.

How to Start a Tech Company Without a Techie Co-founder (or Any Money) | Inc.com

It seems impossible at first. When we have a great tech idea, most of us who are not developers never pursue our vision because we don't have a co-founder with a technical background. In reality, through hustle and a little creativity, you can get a company off the ground before you bring in your …

Business Strategy

10 Quotes on Persistence to Help You Keep Going

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on July 29, 2014.</i><p>Entrepreneurship is a labor of love, and like any great love, that often means a lot of passion and a lot of persistence to reach your happily ever after. There are set-backs and …

Motivation

To get creative, get walking - Futurity

Walking, indoors or out, can boost creative inspiration by as much as 60 percent, new research shows.

Can You Teach Students To Be Visionary?

I became interested in visionary thinking while working on a yearlong curriculum that requires students to develop community service projects. This …

One angle is not enough... look at things from many sides - aileen bennett

To advertise the new Volkswagen 360 Area View Camera, DDB Spain have re-created some classic internet style photos, the kind that get shared on …

Customers

Steve Blank: New Lessons Learned From Berkeley and Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes | Inc.com

<i>Info session announcement (click to enlarge)</i><p>The next thing we learned was to make applying to the class an integral part of the learning process. Teams applied by filling out both a business model canvas and a competitive petal slide. Having the teams do this accomplished three things. First, it …

Business Strategy

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

Kids

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Want To Sell More Art? Sell Yourself First.

It’s a fantastic time to be an artist. Just a few years ago, aspiring creative entrepreneurs had to take their work on the road, building their …

3 Office Tweaks to Boost Creativity | Inc.com

Some of us are born with a naturally creative nature. Others hone their ability to think innovatively through 10,000 hours or more of grueling practice. But boosting your creativity doesn't have to be so difficult.<p>Okay, fine, the quickie route to creativity isn't going to turn your stodgiest …

Creativity

The White House Moves to Ease Exports for Small Businesses | Inc.com

Making good on his vow to apply the power of his "pen" and "phone" toward making changes on Capitol Hill, President Obama moved to streamline the process of exporting from days to minutes.<p>After promising a "year of action" in his recent State of the Union address, the President today signed an …

Economy

How to Dominate Kickstarter | Inc.com

If you’re looking for the perfect success story for how to dominate Kickstarter and get your project fully funded, look no further than Web Smith and Kevin Lavelle from Mizzen+Main. If you’ve ever thought about doing a crowdfunding project, follow every move they made (and steal with pride!). This …

Crowd Funding

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority

Lean innovation is being embraced by everyone — from the smallest start-ups to the largest global organizations. But in most cases, it’s still falling well short of its full potential because it either lacks or fails to tightly integrate with the mechanisms needed to systematically capture lessons …

The shape of the future: how to help tomorrow’s children cope with a world of accelerating change | Kurzweil

<i>The Motley Fool</i> — December 23, 2013 | Alex Planes<p>Inventor, entrepreneur, and eminent futurist Ray Kurzweil, whose books <i>The Age of Spiritual Machines</i> …

Singularity

Upcycle Night: A Middle School PBL Project

• What were the parts?<br>• How did they achieve the system's purpose?<br>• What could improve the system?<br>• What could break the system down?<p>Although this was part …

Teaching