Laura Supalla Gilchrist

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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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

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 …

Augmented 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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Humanities

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 …

Minimalism

Digital Promise - Education Innovation Clusters Documentary

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>Over the past several years, …

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

Cities shape how we think, feel and behave. Can we create cities that improve our brain health?<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>It’s hard to believe, but not quite four decades ago the Chinese settlement of Shenzhen was a modest fishing village, with a population of …

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> …

KQED

<b>By Luba Vangelova</b><p>Every day, veteran educator Scott Henstrand walks into his history classroom at the Brooklyn Collaborative Studies secondary school, …

Teaching

KQED

<i>The following is an excerpt from Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave, by Barnett Berry and Ann Byrd, and Alan Wieder. This</i> …

Teaching

KQED

Most public schools are traditionally run by principals and administrators, who defer to policies dictated by the state. But a group of 60 schools …

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 …

Pedagogy

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, …

Creativity

Personal Goal Setting

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

Goal Setting

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 …

Project Management

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 …

Goal Setting

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 …

Goal Setting

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. …

Infographics

Twitter Video

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 …

Teaching