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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 …

Mindfulness

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 …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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'

The troubled career of James O'Connor has taken another turn with the former Wallabies back being released from the Queensland Reds on Tuesday with …

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

Published Online:<p>Complete Coverage<p>Most educators have probably found themselves wishing for a simpler solution to the hardships and inequities of the …

Cherry-Evans could play without training

NRL round 10 Team of the Week: Queensland big guns dominate in warm up for Origin camp

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 …

Billy Slater

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.

What do teachers want even more than new technology? Training on how to use it

Austin, TX. – With apps for everything from annotating poetry to understanding literature through hip hop, it might have seemed teachers in …

Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality'

An interview with the country's minister of education, Krista Kiuru<p>Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than …

Study Links Teacher 'Grit' with Effectiveness, Retention

In recent years, we've heard a lot about gritty students. Now grit researchers are turning their attention to teachers. In a study published in the …

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email …

If you're a leader with all the answers, that means you don't listen to your staff

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Many popular stereotypes of effective leaders paint a picture …

Testing Less but More Effectively

<i>In February 2014, Teach Plus published a report "The Student and the Stopwatch: How Much Time is Spent on Testing in American Schools." One of the report's major findings is that urban students spend an average of only 1.7 percent of the school year taking state and district-required tests. In this</i> …

A Dozen Reasons Education Can't Innovate; A Dozens Ways That's Changing

Formal education (P-20) doesn't change much. Compared to other sectors, there is little innovation and weak innovation diffusion. There are at least …

Is this the end of the school bell?

<b>A school in Salford has replaced its bell with music to mark the beginning and end of lessons. Is this the end of the school bell, asks Denise Winterman.</b><p>The bell can be one of the most cheerless sounds to puncture the school day or the sweet sound of freedom, all depending when it's rung. But for …

Piercings

'Give heads more time' to improve failing schools

<b>Heads who take on failing schools should be given more time to turn them around, the Association of School and College Leaders says.</b><p>This would "lessen the threat of career suicide" that discourages good leaders from taking up posts in tough schools, its general secretary Brian Lightman says.<p>There …

Forestry

Dear Mr Gove: let's take a more scientific approach to looking at your education interventions

What evidence is there of a 'failed generation'? Precious little, but that doesn't matter to you, says Michael Rosen<p>This week I thought we could think about science; I'm not talking about science in the curriculum here, though what I'm talking about would be a good subject to study in schools. It's …

Don’t reduce class sizes: the OECD’s lessons for education in the UK

So much of the education debate is about how UK schools perform relative to those in other countries – this week Liz Truss reported back from her visit to Shanghai – so when MPs on the Education Select Committee grilled Andreas Schleicher, the Deputy Director of the OECD which ranks education …