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10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

Happiness

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Carol Dweck Explains The ‘False’ Growth Mindset That Worries Her

Carol Dweck has become the closest thing to an education celebrity because of her work on growth mindset. Her research shows that children who have a …

Neuroscience Should Inform School Policies

Commentary<p>Four things brain science suggests educators should stop doing<p>Over the past 15 years, neuroscientists have been making significant progress …

Neuroscience

The future of storytelling will combine the virtual world with the real one

In film, we’ve seen Ferris Bueller and others break the fourth wall by talking to their audience; in mixed reality, the walls disappear altogether.<p>Humans have always been storytellers. From the days of cave paintings and early spoken word to theater, cinema, and the internet, the experience has …

Mixed Reality

Dual-lens zoom kit pushes iPhone 7 Plus camera further

The geeky excitement shared by mobile photographers over the dual-camera of the iPhone 7 Plus has not waned.<p>And as they’ve played with the small optical zoom and blurring backgrounds in portrait mode, two small accessories companies have been quietly but furiously developing a two-lens attachment …

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

Stanford professor Carol Dweck's work is being used all over the world. When we look at what school should epitomize...the growth mindset should be …

Envision Schools Project Exchange

MOST RECENT PROJECTS<p>Revolution is when a stick is stuck into the spinning spokes of the wheel of a society. This project explores, through artistic …

Teenage Artist Playfully Adds Everyday Objects to Complete Clever Illustrations

Artist Kristián Mensa sees the incredible potential in everyday objects. To him, a pear is not just a piece of fruit, but the body of a small bird. Likewise, a toilet paper roll doubles as a miniaturized red carpet for tiny celebrities. To create these whimsical compositions, Mensa pairs these …

Culture Killers: Staff Issue or Leadership Issue?

I was talking with a 2nd grade teacher the other day about dealing with difficult people when during the conversation I noticed her eyes begin to …

A Guide to Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment

column |<p>A Guide to Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment<p>By Kerry Gallagher (Columnist)     Apr 30, 2015<p>Pixabay<p>Related Stories<p>The Year in …

Teaching

Shaping the urban brain: In building cities, concern about well-being can’t take backseat to growth

<b>In this photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2016, tourists walk along Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront and near the site where George Lucas wanted to build his Star Wars museum in Chicago. Friends of the Parks Director Juanita Irizarry led the obscure nonprofit that stood its ground and blocked</b> …

The One Quality Most People Want From A Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

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In 2009, Henstrand took advantage of this freedom to develop and teach a physics class that challenged some fundamental assumptions – specifically, …

Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

Similarly, principals are expected to care about all children in their municipality. What is more, principals and teachers are expected to work …

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So what would a teacher-led school look like? Carrie Bakken, one of the founders of Avalon School, a grade 6-12 charter school in St. Paul, …

7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools

There’s a growing consensus among students, parents, teachers and education leaders that the current education system isn’t appropriately preparing …

Worldwide initiatives to advance brain research

Q&A | Published: 26 August 2016<p>Sten Grillner<br>• , Nancy Ip<br>• , Christof Koch<br>• , Walter Koroshetz<br>• , Hideyuki Okano<br>• , Miri Polachek<br>• , Mu-ming Poo<br>• & Terrence J …

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BSQ: The Only Goal-Setting Framework You Will Ever Need

The research is clear: Setting good goals is important. This framework will make it tremendously easier.<p>There is perhaps no research finding in the field of organizational psychology that has been more solidly established than the value of setting goals. Moreover, the type of goal that you set is …

Goal Setting

Brainstorming: Generating Many Radical, Creative Ideas

How often have you used brainstorming to solve a problem? Chances are, you've used it at least once, even if you didn't realize it.<p>For decades, …

Personal Goal Setting

Learn how to use goal setting to boost your confidence and achieve your dreams.

Self-improvement

Personal Mission Statements: Defining Your Goals

© iStockphoto<br>101cats<p>Think about where you want to go, with a personal mission statement.<p>One of the most important things that corporate leaders do is …

Should You Keep Your Goals to Yourself?

I have always believed that you are more likely to accomplish big goals if you declare them publicly. My rationale has been that this creates the …

The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting

When I speak publicly, I often ask how many people believe in the power of written goals. Every hand shoots up. Yet when I ask how many of them have …

Lead Your Life: From Around the Web: 5+1 Fabulous Infographics Guide to Effective Goal Setting

2 Comments so far<p>SHARE THIS POST →<p>If you are a constant reader of this blog, you would agree that we talk quite a lot about personal productivity. …

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How Failure and Solving Real Problems Helps This School Thrive

When Michael Stone was considering a job at the STEM School Chattanooga he was a little skeptical at first. He had been a successful traditional high …