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Is it a Project or Project-Based Learning?

<i>by Khristina Hunt, DWHS Instructional Coach</i><p>Happy Monday!<p>So maybe you’re faced with the same question that I have had with some assignments — are the …

Education Technology

The Fun Theory 1 – an initiative of Volkswagen: Piano Staircase

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different …

Techniques to Help Underprepared Students Learn More

“Instruction is the core of any developmental education strategy,” Thomas Bailey and Shanna Smith Jaggars write in “When College Students Start …

Teaching
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THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE BY STEPHEN COVEY - ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW

The Workplace

7 Long-Term Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful People

Most employees are happiest doing rote work, but highly successful people aren’t most employees.<p>One thing uniting the most high-power leaders with the lowest-level workers is time: Day in and day out, we all have the same amount of it. Where the variation comes in is how we use it. Some of the most …

Time Management

44 Inspiring John C. Maxwell Quotes for Leadership Success | Inc.com

Being a great leader is all about having a genuine willingness and a true commitment to lead others to achieve a common vision and goals through positive influence. No leader can ever achieve anything great or long-lasting all alone. Teamwork goes hand in hand with leadership. Leadership is <i>about</i> …

Motivation

The Number One Demotivator at Work

Apathy in organizations is often a result of a disconnection between what matters to the person and what they’re asked to do. Yet apathy isn’t always …

A New Technique For Creating More Aha Moments: The Surprise Journal

Make better decisions, turn your assumptions upside down, and kick your curiosity up a notch by starting a “surprise journal.”<p>“One day I started noticing that everyone around me–even some of the smartest people I knew–were wrong about things they believed,” Julia Galef, president of the Center for …

Psychology

Embrace Conflicts to Enable Better Solutions and Improve Relationships

Last week it happened again. A conflict at the office, nothing really dramatic, however, it sticks in my head like one of those earworms. For me, …

Management

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Lost credits hold back transfer students, study finds

Students are much less likely to earn a four-year degree if they first enroll at a community college. A key reason, according to a newly released …

10 Things Only Lousy Managers Say

God bless the bad managers we’ve struggled under, the toads and zombies who’ve taught us so many valuable leadership lessons (all lessons of the <i>How Not to Lead</i> variety). We still remember those managers years later, with their tempers, idiosyncracies and neuroses.<p>Sometimes it takes years to …

Ask Better Questions: The Secret to Driving Collaborative Innovation | Inc.com

When so much information is readily available to anyone online, the key to innovation is not gathering more data but rather asking more questions--the ambitious, frame-changing sort that send companies down unexpected paths of inquiry. So argues business journalist Warren Berger, author of the new …

Innovation

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Ready or Not, Change is Coming | Higher Ed Gamma

Of all the systemic challenges facing higher education today, one has not received the attention it deserves: The sweeping transformation of the …

Four Practices For Leading An Effective Meeting

If you do these four things with consistency at the meetings you lead, you’ll get vastly better results from the investment you are making in meeting …

How To Seize Your Most Productive Hours To Get Things Done

Getting into a flow isn’t easy when so many obligations are grabbing at your prime time. Here’s how to tame the day.<p>It’s standard time management advice: match your most difficult tasks to your most productive times. But what if seizing your most productive hours is easier said than done?<p>I was …

Time Management

The Top 11 Innovative Workplace Stories Of 2013

Do you like working from home? Do you like open offices? The debate raged this year about what makes workers happiest–and the best workers. Just be glad this scary rolling conference room isn’t where you have your meetings.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

To Strengthen Your Attention Span, Stop Overtaxing It

The Iditarod dog sled race covers 1,100 miles of Arctic ice and takes more than a week. The standard strategy for mushers had been to run twelve hours at a stretch, then rest for twelve. Either you ran all day and rested at night, or you rested all day and ran all night.<p>That all changed because of …

KQED

By Alix Spiegel<p>In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods …