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Inside the classroom, outside the box! ” The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Inside the classroom, outside the box!

By Albert Einstein I had one of those days recently when I went down the internet rabbit hole and got lost. What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day. Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks?

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room every day. You should too. The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and they’ll tell you it makes a big difference. Here are the first items on their daily to-do list. Don’t Check Your Email for the First Hour. Tumblr founder David Karp will "try hard" not to check his email until 9:30 or 10 a.m., according to an Inc. profile of him. 30 Memorable Quotes from the 2012 Global Leadership Summit #wcagls. Another Global Leadership Summit has come and gone.

30 Memorable Quotes from the 2012 Global Leadership Summit #wcagls

My head is full and my heart is moved. I’ve got some processing to do to figure out what specific action steps I’m going to take as a result. In the mean time, here are 30 memorable quotes from this year’s Summit. Introduction. National Science Teachers Association Group News. Facebook After Death: What Should the Law Say? When you die, your social media presence lives on.

Facebook After Death: What Should the Law Say?

But should it? Lawmakers and lawyers are tackling the question of what should happen to your digital life after death. The Uniform Law Commission recently approved a study committee on fiduciary power and authority to access digital property and online accounts during incapacity and after death. Uniform laws are created when there is little current legislation for states to follow. iPiccy - Online Picture Editor. Magazine  Where's My Cellphone? How About Better Parents? Combatting Teacher Burnout.

Expert Perspective Combating Teacher Burnout Research shows the teaching profession has the highest burnout rate of any public service job.

Combatting Teacher Burnout

What can we do to keep the best and the brightest teachers in the classroom? By Cheryl Scott Williams11/03/11 Some years ago, before personal computers and broadband telecommunications were ubiquitous in homes and the workplace, I left my high school classroom teaching job to take a mid-level management position at a women’s nonprofit professional association. As I was learning the requirements of my new position, I met with colleagues throughout the organization to get background and request assistance. I had entered a work culture that respected my knowledge and skills as a professional and provided me opportunities to collaborate with colleagues both within and outside the organization. That’s what I believed back then. In the AFT/AIR report, young teachers say they want:

This Is Thriller: What Chilean Students Can Teach the Occupy Movement. Here's a new tactic for Occupy Wall Street protesters to consider: dressing up as zombies for a mass performance of "Thriller".

This Is Thriller: What Chilean Students Can Teach the Occupy Movement

That's what thousands of members of Chile's growing student protest movement did in June, gathering for a Michael Jackson-inspired flash mob outside the home of President Sebastian Pinera. Videos of the performance have gone viral in Chile, with multiple YouTube posts gaining tens of thousands of views each. It's hardly the first time an international Thriller tribute video has hit YouTube; the most notable was created by prison inmates in the Philippines in 2008. How Do We Prepare Students For Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Education has truly come a long way.

However, it still has a very long way to go. Thanks to social networks like Twitter, teachers are able to collaborate and share resources like never before. But what about students? How do these well-connected teachers prepare students for the coming decades? About. Hey there.


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