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A Learning Expert’s Biggest Piece of Advice for Parents | Heleo

“To my mind, an important part of a child’s education is teaching them to not only follow their passions, but to broaden their passions.”<p><b>READ ON TO</b> …

Learning

Our schools need to take a mighty leap into the future: lets dump outmoded practices and mindsets.

On October 5th 1979 stuntman Kenny Powers attempted to jump his rocket powered Lincoln Continental car from Canada to the USA across the St Lawrence …

Pedagogy

Creating a Positive School Climate For Teachers

<b>Introduction</b><p>School climate is a topic educators care about but they don’t always understand whether their actions contribute to fostering positive or …

Teaching

How To Build A Team Of Rule-Breakers -- And Why You Should

Every organization has its rules and policies. They’re put in place for various reasons, but at times, those rules can be inconvenient and even counterproductive. They might end up actually constraining you from executing on your company’s mission and serving your customers in the best way you …

Leadership

Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

The Coach Antidote to Burnout

Fighting Educator Burnout<br>June 28, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>20</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>The Coach Antidote to Burnout<p>Ellen Eisenberg<p>What's the deciding …

This 'Couch Potato' Study Just Proved That Physical Activity Can Change Your Personality

Movement molds who you are for the better--and not just in terms of the size of your pants.<p>Full disclosure here. I might--<i>might</i>--be known to occasionally plop myself in front of a screen and do nothing but feed my face. Being a full-on couch potato every day, however, isn't a bright idea, and not …

Yes, you can be in love with your job and still get burned out. Here’s how to prevent that

Do you feel passionate about your job? The vast majority of professionals we surveyed recently said they were. Deloitte conducted a marketplace …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

One Of Education's Best Examples Of A Learner-Driven Community

The idea of a more personalized approach to education has gained a lot of traction in the last decade. But there’s a lot of variation among those claiming “personalization.” Some are teacher-driven and prescriptive. In others, students are active in charting their course.<p>Jeff Sandefer, cofounder of …

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no …

Five Keys to Motivating Students

Recently I had reason to revisit Paul Pintrich’s meta-analysis on motivation. It’s still the piece I most often see referenced when it comes to …

5 Blind Spots For Principals

No leader is immune to blind spots. A building principal may supervise 200 - 3,000 students, depending on the size of the school. A principal is …

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Self-improvement

16 Ways To Free Yourself From Overthinking

The Greek philosopher Socrates once proclaimed that the unexamined life is not worth living, implying that it is only through self-examination that …

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

Teachers often ask youngsters to learn in ways that exceed even adult-sized attention spans

A large-scale study of more than 50 elementary school classrooms found that decorations, such as these in a 2014 kindergarten room, are a frequent …

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

This has been one of the craziest news day of the year on a wide variety of fronts, but that isn’t going to stop us from doing our duty and sharing a …

10 Things Great Leaders Do to Handle a Disaster

Crisis will test any leader. Here's how the best get through it.<p>When disaster strikes -- be it a deadly hurricane or a massive cyber-hack -- great business leaders respond rather than react.<p>The difference is subtle but significant. A reaction is a reflex; a response is a procedure.<p>And the best …

A handy guide on how to avoid the spread of rudeness at work

It has been said that a bad mood is contagious — and certainly more preferable than other contagious diseases, such as ringworm — but is it true?<p>Does …

James O'Connor released by Queensland Reds over 'personal issues'

QRU chief executive Jim Carmichael also said in the statement that the union had enacted its release clause in their deal with O'Connor who he said …

Happy Teaching, Happy Learning: 13 Secrets to Finland's Success

Complete Coverage<p>Most educators have probably found themselves wishing for a simpler solution to the hardships and inequities of the U.S. education …

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Australia

Team of the Week: Maroons dominate | Fox Sports

IT was the last chance to impress Origin selectors, so is anyone really surprised that it was the Queensland big guns who stepped up in round 10?<p>The …

News Corp

State of Origin: Josh Reynolds ‘over the moon’ and Trent Hodkinson ‘stoked’ with Blues call up

CANTERBURY halves pairing Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds have spoken about their shock elevation to State of Origin football.