Derek Keenan

27 Flips | 4 Magazines | 11 Likes | 2 Following | 20 Followers | @mrdkeenan | Educator from Alberta, Canada. Blogger, Writer, Reviewer, Trainer, Coach. Semi-finalist for 2014 Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award

14 Things Productive People Do In The First 15 Minutes Of The Workday

1.1K<p>SHARES<p>Some great tips here bought to you by LifeHack.org.<p>The first 15 minutes of your workday sets the tone for the rest of your workday. If you …

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

<b>How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings</b>by <b>Amy Arbogash</b><i>Staff Meeting.</i>There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than …

Education Technology

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

Elon Musk

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

William Butler Yeats Taught Poets How to Serve

The great Irish poet William Butler Yeats, who would be 150 today, wrote poems that stick with you through life. He also set the standard for poetic …

The 4 Things I Had to Give Up to Save My Marriage

"I watched my husband throw a bag over his shoulder and walk out the door, testing what life would be like apart."<p>When people tell you marriage is hard, you think they're talking about arguments over the dishwasher and dirty socks. You know there'll be sleepless nights with newborns, and maybe you …

20 Secrets Genuinely Happy People Never Told You

Happiness is a choice, and genuinely happy people make the choice to be happy, everyday! But what you may not know is that happy people face …

Happiness

A moment that changed me – the man who forgot we’d had sex | Philippa Perry

Sex,Grayson Perry,Creative writing,City University London,Higher education,Life and style,Books,Education,Art and design<p>Donald may not have been able to remember our first sexual encounter a week later, but without him I would never have married my husband<p>If you are feeling twitchy and restless or …

Learn To Read Like A Writer – Read What You NEED

I don’t mind admitting I’m a selfish reader. I’ve always read exactly what I want for no other reason than, I felt like it. So I never paid much …

Sexting: How young children deceive parents to share porn

Do you understand the online jargon "PIR" and "POS"? A new guidebook gives adults a crash-course in textspeak in a bid to protect children dabbling in sex and porn<p>A new guidebook is offering parents a glimpse into the world of teenage text-speak in a bid to help prevent children getting into …

Elon Musk created his own grade school for the children of SpaceX employees

Evidently relying on the old adage "If you want something done right, do it yourself," Elon Musk is now a school founder. In a recent interview on Beijing Television, the Tesla founder revealed that he opened a school, called Ad Astra, last year for his five children. In his view, regular school …

Tesla

Stack up 1% optimizations of your environment, mind, and process to become 15x more productive

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora (@Quora): What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?</i> <i>Answer</i> <i>by</i> <i>Justin Rosenstein</i> <i>(</i><i>@rosenstein</i><i>).</i><p>I’m a software developer, designer, and entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Asana, team productivity software that many great companies …

Productivity

The Bard’s Uncomfortable New Rape Play

Shakespeare’s newly authenticated play, Double Falsehood, starts with a sexual assault. Did we mention it’s supposed to be a comedy?<p>Women disguised …

Kindergarteners Who Share iPads May Perform Better: Study

Students perform better if they share an iPad with another student as opposed to having one all to themselves, according to a new study.<p>Though …

14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

Schools 'failing to expel students who bully teachers' as verbal abuse in the classroom soars by a third

Schools must push for "zero tolerance" policies on teachers being bullied by students, a top schools union has said<p>Schools are failing to expel threatening pupils who bully teachers, a union has said, as a report showed verbal abuse in schools had risen by a third in just one year.<p>Eight in ten …

At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

5 Tech Trends That Will Hit Every Retail Store By 2020

Showrooming—the practice of shoppers using retail stores to discover products they’d like to buy, then completing their purchases online where they can find better deals—is often cited as a concern of physical retailers. With an enticing mix of low prices, breadth of selection, and convenience, …

eCommerce

4 Questions That Will Let You Innovate Like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk

Constant innovation isn't just for geniuses--anyone can do it. Here's how.<p>Some people seem to be endlessly innovative. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and others like them appear to command an endless fountain of brilliant new ideas, business models, and product designs. Wouldn't it be …

Life Exists On 'Billions' Of Alien Planets Says Study

Billions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have between one and three planets which could potentially support life, according to …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

What Writing Has in Common With Happiness

The author Yasmina Reza says that Borges taught her fiction, like joy, is borne of mysterious, instinctual processes achieved in an unconscious state.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan,</b> …

Literature

AnnMarie John: Teaching Your Child How to Deal with Mean Kids

As much as you’d like to protect your kids from everything, there comes a point in each child’s life where mommy and daddy can’t immediately step in …

Kids

Four Reasons to Self-Publish Your Children's Book

<i>I wished more than anything in the world to be a writer. - J.K. Rowling</i><p>I'm a children's book author and illustrator. I'm not alone in that. It seems like everyone I talk to has a picture book inside them just waiting to be written. We children's writers are passionate people. We love words and have …

Writing

Get to Work: On the Best Advice Writers Ever Received

How do they do that thing they do? While reading a novel or stories, fiction writers are often overwhelmed by a turn of phrase, a transition from the …