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To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

Pedagogy

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

Warren Buffett Says This Is The 1 Simple Habit That Separates Successful People from Everyone Else

The 87-year old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Lets revisit it again.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is now 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second …

Want to Be Much Happier Starting Tomorrow? Practice This 1 Habit Rarely Found at Work

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

Sheryl Sandberg Says These 9 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Best of all, those words can be applied to almost any situation.<p>If you're playing the "Who has the most impressive resume?" game, Sheryl Sandberg is hard to beat. Facebook. Google. The U.S. Treasury Department. McKinsey & Company. The World Bank.<p>Clearly she knows how to build and grow a career -- …

Success

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i><p>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity

The way managers communicate sets expectations for how everyone on staff communicates.<p>Eric, a client of mine, owned and ran a successful service firm with sales of $3.5 million per year and a healthy profit margin. But, he told me, “We’re bursting at the seams. I’m working six or seven days a week, …

Sacred Christmas for December 31, 2017

The Presence of God<p>As I sit here, the beating of my heart, the ebb and flow of my breathing, the movements of my mind are all signs of God’s ongoing …

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Neuroscience

40 Hilarious Tweets About Marriage That Just Nailed It This Year

So very accurate. 😂<p>Marriage is a long and sometimes bumpy road. But couples who can find some humor in the day-to-day annoyances, disagreements and quirks of married life are more likely to go the distance.<p>Below, we present 40 of the funniest and most relatable marriage tweets of 2017.

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate

Stop wasting time with candidates reciting their resume. Change the interview game with this one simple question.<p>Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to …

The Last of the Iron Lungs

Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out …

Public Health

7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way

It's better to look back on life and say: "I can't believe I did that" than to look back and say: "I wish I did that."<p>As elders are always telling younger people, experience is the best teacher. But if you can take in a life lesson without putting yourself through difficulty--if you can benefit …

Motivation

The Nationalist's Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.<p>THIRTY YEARS AGO, nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why.<p>It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand …

Political Science

Elon Musk Has 24 Hours in a Day. So Do You. Here's How He Gets More Done

From Musk to Branson to Cuban, the world's busiest CEOs have the same amount of time as you but still get more done. Here's how.<p>Benjamin Franklin once said that time is like money. Without being managed properly, how do you know where it's going?<p>Time management is one of those issues that we all …

The 2 Truths That Reveal Why We Don't Accomplish Our Goals (And Ultimately Accept Failure)

Failure is more of a choice than we think.<p>Growing up, failure wasn't allowed in my household.<p>I remember being twelve years old, barely a step into middle school, when I caught the flu the morning of a jump rope fundraiser. My father walked into my bedroom, saw me still under the covers and said, …

World of Warcraft

Loyola Academy | Campus Ministry

List of 1 items.<p>Arrupe Service Program<p><i>Our mission is to offer opportunities for our students to live out their call to be "men and women for others"</i> …

Faith

Want to Live a More Fulfilling Life? This Is the 1 Coin You Should Always Carry

With the help of a little philosophy and a very cool coin, every day can be more productive -- and rewarding.<p>Someday, you will die. How does reading that sentence make you feel?<p>Maybe you think it's incredibly depressing, that the thought makes life meaningless.<p>Or maybe you think it's incredibly …

Cursive Handwriting and Other Education Myths - Issue 40: Learning

A recent newcomer at one of the home-education groups my family attends explained that one of the frustrations that led her to take her son out of …

Calligraphy

Reimagining the Examen on the App Store

Apps

3 Ways Schools Can Be Supportive of Students’ Mental Health

About one in five children in the United States shows signs of a mental health disorder — anything from ADHD to eating disorders to suicide.And yet, …

Mental Health

These 8 Things Suck the Happiness Out of Your Workplace. Here's How to Control Them

That old saying that you're the master of your fate just happens to be true.<p>From Google's nap pods to Nike's basketball court, modern companies are going way (sometimes way, way) over the top to try to keep employees cheery. But when push comes to shove, controlling these eight factors might matter …

Fidget's guide to meditation and mindfulness

Can't sit still for more than five seconds? No worries, these tricks will take you from headless chicken to calm and content<p>Before we tell you about …

Trump in Moscow: what happened at Miss Universe in 2013

The pageant and the president’s attempts to get close to Putin have become a focus of the investigation into Trump’s links to Russian interference in the US election<p>Sitting in a makeshift studio overlooking the Moscow river on a crisp day in November 2013, Donald Trump pouted, stared down the lens …

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Wildflowers

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a …

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're always doing, doing, doing and searching for new and novel ways …

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Innovation

Read the 11 'rules for success' a former Apple employee got on his first day

Huxley Dunsany posted a set of 11 "rules for success" that were attached to the back of his employee badge when he started at Apple in 2004.<p>Check them out:<p>The "JB" referred to on the card is John Brandon, who was a vice president of sales in the US and Pacific for Apple.<p>"He was a great guy in my …

Steve Jobs