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10 Principles of Leading Change Management. Since the mid-2000s, organizational change management and transformation have become permanent features of the business landscape. Vast new markets and labor pools have opened up, innovative technologies have put once-powerful business models on the chopping block, and capital flows and investor demand have become less predictable. To meet these challenges, firms have become more sophisticated in the best practices for organizational change management. They are far more sensitive to and more keenly aware of the role that culture plays. They’ve also had to get much better on their follow-through. Yet according to a 2013 Strategy&/Katzenbach Center survey of global senior executives on culture and change management, the success rate of major change initiatives is only 54 percent.

This is far too low. How to Lead Change Management DeAnne Aguirre, senior partner with Strategy&, discusses techniques that can help companies transform quickly and effectively. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. How To Make Boring Content Interesting: 3 Tips From Psychologists. Follow this line of reasoning: Students learn what they think about and students think about what they're interested in. It makes sense, right? The question now becomes, what makes something interesting?

Think to yourself: what are you interested in? I'm interested in (read obsessed) with 19th century Russian Fiction. It seems that interest is subjective. I know what your thinking: if all of my students are interested in different things, then getting them to think and learn about the SAME thing will be impossible. You're correct to assume that your students have subjective interests that differ. Why? Because cognitive psychologists have determined the common characteristics of something that is interesting.

This article is about how you can make your content interesting.There are three characteristics that make something interesting: 1. If you make your content emotional, then your students will have greater interest in it. The Pragmatic TV teacher has discussed the use of emotion here. 2. The 10 Best Feed Reader Apps for RSS, News, and More. If you want to really follow a publication, writer, or something else online and see everything they publish—not just what some social media algorithm throws your way—the best way to do it is with an RSS reader. Learn how to level up your RSS feeds RSS (it stands for Really Simple Syndication) has been around since the '90s, and it's a way for sites to publish a feed of all their content in a way that can be easily parsed and aggregated by RSS apps.

Although pretty much every podcast app relies on RSS, it isn't as publicly popular as it used to be. Still, it remains the absolute best way to combine stuff from loads of different places into one central app. While it's traditional to bemoan the death of Google Reader in 2013 in any article about RSS, I'll skip the eulogy. Want to look at posts from your favorite social sharers in your RSS app alongside the blogs and channels you follow? The 3 best RSS reader apps What makes a great RSS feed reader? How we evaluate and test apps Free. Job Descriptions and Evaluation of School Librarians. School Library Standards for Programs and Facilities Standards for the curriculum alone may be found at Information Skills Up to top Job Descriptions School Librarians Library Media Specialist - and library paraprofession.

Library Media Supervisors School Library Support Staff Library Aide - Los Angeles, CA Unified School District Library Media Clerk - Los Angeles, CA Unified School District Library Clerk - Los Angeles, CA Unified School District Library Aide - Oroville Union School District, CA. Evaluation of School Library Media Specialists Library Media Specialist Evaluation Manual - State of Alabama. This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, retired school librarian, Philadelphia, PA.

I-Search. Ahram Choi, Stuti Garg, and Margaret Kilroy The University of Georgia Review of I-Search Scenario Ms. Johnson has decided to include I-Search papers in a unit on ecosystems. Figure 1. Ms. In the next class, Ms. Now the students have their own search questions and can begin to find the answers to the questions. After compiling all of the information obtained from library resources, the internet, and interviews with experts, Joey writes his I-Search paper describing his journey in search of an answer to his questions (see Figure 2).

Figure 2. As part of the assessment process, students are required to present the information they have discovered through the I-Search process in a format of their choice. Figure 3. From Traditional Research to Standards-based I-Search I-Search is the process of searching for answers to questions which have personal meaning to the writer combined with a metacognitive review of the search process. I-Search and Standards-based Instruction: Features I-Search Process. 50 Best Free Microsoft Word Tutorials, Books & Resources. Microsoft Word is the first tool that comes to mind when you’re asked to write a report, a letter, an invitation, or a resume. That’s because it’s been the standard word processing software for more than three decades and just continues to improve over the years.

In fact, Word’s 2013 version has so many new built-in features as well as souped-up capabilities that you can use it to create just about any type of high quality document. However, learning how to optimize all of Word’s functionalities takes a while, and you might need a little help from excellent and generous sources on the Web. We did the recon for you and came up with 50 of the best free Word tutorials, guides, cheats, and add-ins (now referred to as “apps” by Microsoft) that will save you time and effort at serving up professional grade documents. Here’s the list for your learning pleasure! On the off-chance that you’re new to Word, you can outsmart the learning curve by joining a few ord tutorials. Tenjen24. 8 Wonderful Self-development Books for Teachers. July 26, 2015 Isaac Asimov once stated that ‘self-education is…the only kind of education there is’.

For Albert Einstein ‘ intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death’. The moral behind the quotes is that personal learning, self-directed education, informal learning, self-development…you name it, is a life-long process. It’s an endeavour that is internally motivated and driven by an insatiable desire to explore and understand the world. It is also a mindset, a thinking framework that positions individuals within their social realities. As teachers and educators, we are constantly engaged in this endeavour. In fact, it is what makes us who we are now. 1- The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence , by Josh Witzkin ‘In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top -- twice. ’

5 “Must Read” Ed Tech Books for Summer Professional Development. Creative Commons licensed image source Educators are busy people – even in the summer when many of them do not have classrooms full of students. They attend workshops, they re-write curriculum, and they take courses to enhance their knowledge and skills. With all that they do, it is easy to neglect a critical factor in education – technology. But individual professional development may be easier than you think … here are 5 books that will both inform and stimulate!

THE WORLD IS OPEN by Curtis Bonk Perhaps the most important statement in this book is, “Anyone can now learn anything from anyone anytime.” This work is an exploration of how technology has already changed education and how the future will be even more transformative. GETTING SMART: HOW DIGITAL LEARNING IS CHANGING THE WORLD by Tom Vander Ark Ark’s concept of a “smart school” is one in which online and onsite learning prepare students for the future global economy of ideas. About Julie Ellis. Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development. The summer is almost here. If you are like most educators, this is when you find the time to read your "teacher books" and learn about all those exciting strategies and resources that will give your classroom a fresh look in the fall. Here are five books that are worth a look. Something Fun Total Participation Techniques, by Persida and William Himmele, is a book that I had been eyeing for a few years, and I finally decided to take the plunge when it received praise from one of my colleagues.

When walking into a teacher's classroom, I generally first and foremost notice whether or not the teacher has established an environment of respect and rapport. My attention then turns to the students' opportunities to respond. Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) are teaching techniques that allow for all students to demonstrate, at the same time, active participation and cognitive engagement in the topic being studied. Something Practical I had first heard of Super Core! Something Research-Based. Rules for Finding and Fixing Errors in Parallel Structure. Printer Fabulous! What is parallel structure? • How do I fix parallel structure errors? • How do I maintain parallelism with correlative conjunctions? Understand the problem. For a list of actions or items, you must maintain parallel structure.

At the garden store, Larissa bought , , and . Parallel structure, the correct way to write, looks like this: At the garden store, Larissa bought , , and . Know the solution. Once you discover a nonparallel item, you have two options. We spent the hour in the waiting room reading old magazines, eating stale cookies from the vending machine, and we wiggled on the hard plastic chairs.

Reading old magazines and eating stale cookies are participle phrases; we wiggled on hard plastic chairs, however, is a main clause. We spent the hour in the waiting room reading old magazines, eating stale cookies from the vending machine, and wiggling on the hard plastic chairs. Or we can alter the first two items and have this version instead: ©1997 - 2016 by Robin L.

Cornell Center for Hospitality Research News. Finger Lakes Travel Operator Case Study Explores the Structureof a Groupon Deal The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research examines how social couponing is working for hospitality operators in the case study, "To Groupon or Not to Groupon: A Tour Operator's Dilemma," where the authors explain how a regional travel operator structured a daily deal. The study demonstrates the many considerations that go into a deal with Groupon, the largest of the daily deal operators. Written by Cornell School of Hotel Administration associate professor Chekitan Dev, Laura Winter Falk (co-owner of the travel operator), and Laure Mougeot Stroock, a researcher for Cornell, the case study poses the question of whether the firm, Experience! The Finger Lakes (E! Customers Who Purchase Daily Deals Want to be Ahead of theMarketing Curve The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) is January 23-25, 2012, at the JW Marriott and Noikia Theatre, Los Angeles, California.