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7 Unsung Habits of Highly Respected Managers

I used to be skeptical of people who claimed that they loved their jobs.Upon graduation from college, the sum total of my “relevant” work experience …

Teach Kids, Not Just Math

• How did Mr. Pack's mindset shift affect his teaching?<br>• What does Mr. Pack describe as the benefits of collaboration?<br>• How can you communicate to students …

U.S. Adults Below Average in Numeracy and Tech, International Report Finds

<i>By Leo Doran</i><p>The federal agency charged with reporting and deciphering educational statistics recently offered a dire analysis of the competencies of …

Grading: Why You Should Trust Your Judgment

Despite some advantages, computerized grading programs have serious drawbacks.

How to Mentally Prepare for a Difficult Conversation

Your colleague sent you a passive-aggressive email and you want to sit down and address it face to face. Or perhaps you’ve got some tough feedback you need to give to a coworker. Or maybe you’ve decided to discuss some growing tension on your team with your boss. When you’ve resolved to talk …

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Four Radical Leadership Practices That Will Dramatically Increase Engagement

That’s why I recently sat down with Mark C. Crowley, best-selling author of <i>Lead from the Heart</i><i>,</i> to discuss the connections between leadership behavior and plummeting employee engagement levels. On a personal mission to radically change how leaders lead, he says, “We’re fighting a hundred years of …

Leadership

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My Son Didn’t Start Today

Originally posted on From The Desk of Tommy Loera:<br>This is a really good read for parents who have children playing sports at any level. My Son Didn’t …

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward …

How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

Yom, as the students call their Lincoln High calculus teacher, is at the blackboard with marker in hand.<p>He can't be stopped.<p>Left to right he works, light on his feet, flicking out triangles, stacking towers of numbers, turning Room 754 into a gallery of cave art.<p>And here's the really impressive …

100 Reps, 10 Minutes, One Max-Intensity Workout

Get stronger, bigger, and better with this back squat or bench press challenge<p>There are some workouts you just can’t get enough of.<p>They make you fit. They make you sweat and boost your energy. They push your limits, both physically and mentally.<p>And they make you crave more.<p>This 100-rep back squat …

Workouts

Learning Progressions: Maps to Personalized Teaching

Complete Coverage<p>In Denver and elsewhere, learning progressions offer one tool teachers can use in the formative-assessment process<p>Alexandra Overby …

2 Programs to Build Up Your Pull Ups

<b>Some of the biggest smiles in training come after people achieve their first strict pull up.</b> People feel a great sense of accomplishment when they …

Build a Superhuman Upper Body With This Workout

<b></b>Build a Superhuman Upper Body With This WorkoutThis just in — your upper-body workout just isn’t cutting it anymore. The problem with most programs …

The Chest Complex That Pounds Your Pecs Over and Over Again

No bench pressing required<p>Can you build an impressive chest without going near a bench press?<p>Definitely. You just need to add this complex from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour to your routine. Check it out in the video above.<p>It consists of three exercises: the dip, the wide-grip pushup, …

Workouts

6 Habits to Chisel a Solid 6 Pack

Use these simple tips to finally reveal your abs once and for all<p>If you can't see your abs, don't assume it's because you're missing out on a magical abdominal exercise or secret supplement. Blame your mindset.<p>You see, losing belly flab is a boring process. It requires time, hard work, and most …

Fitness

The Awesome New Getup That Will Give You Gladiator Abs

This all-new version of the exercise will work every muscle between your shoulders and your glutes<p>The Turkish getup builds total-body strength.<p>But if you isolate a small portion of the movement—the beginning—you’ll really zero in on your abs and shoulders, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. …

Workouts

10 Most Desired Attributes of Successful Leadership

by <b>Ahmed Raza</b><p>As Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “A leader is a dealer in hope”. A true leader is one who weaves dreams or envision goals that others are …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders | Inc.com

Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of performance. Motivating leaders care about the whole person …

2 Pushup Workouts That Hit Every Muscle in Your Core

Your shoulders, chest, arms, and abs won’t know what hit them<p>There are more ways to do pushups than just about any other exercise, which means your mind and muscles will never get bored.<p>But if you need some inspiration for your arsenal, check out these two up-and-down pushup workouts from <i>Men’s</i> …

Workouts

The 30 best shoulders exercises of all time

You need to hit your deltoids, upper trapezius, serratus anterior, rotator cuff muscles, and levator scapulae to truly build three-dimensional …

The Fit Man’s Back-Saving Workout

Here’s why your exercise routine may be causing your back ache—and how to stop it<p>There are thousands of reasons to work out. Maybe you want to lose weight or bulk up. Maybe you want to have more energy. Or maybe you just want to keep up with your kids. Whatever your motivation, you expect to feel …

Exercise

25 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage

This is actually great advice for anyone who’s in a relationship<p>Even happily married guys wonder what sorts of itches they’d be scratching if they were to ditch their partner. Their “newly single” fantasy might include long, naked weekends with a Hooters waitress, but the reality is not nearly as …

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The Best Swiss Ball Abs Workout

Grunt Work

Odd objects and strongman work will challenge individuals and teams.<p>A Worm, a Slug and a Pig.<p>“I was confused. Am I at the CrossFit Games or a …

Effective School Leadership: Leverage the Big-Winner Practices

<b>Today's guest blog is written by Ray Smith and Julie Smith, former school leaders and the authors of Evaluating Instructional Leadership: Recognized</b> …

4’33” (Four Minutes and Thirty-Three Seconds): What Our Brains Need

Throughout this school year, I have been fascinated with memory, especially after reading <i>Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning</i>. All …

Creating Time for Teachers to Meet and Tinker With Ideas #RSCON4

<i>Cross-posted at The Wejr Board Blog.</i><p>We often hear criticisms about the lack of innovation and creativity from administrators and staff in schools. I …

Feedback for Thinking: Working for the Answer

3 Strategies for Structured Teaching<p>We need to move away from this type of feedback and toward feedback that causes thinking and metacognition. Here …