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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity. Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect.

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

" But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays. Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. "Telling ourselves that we’re done creates not only an emotional reaction but a physiological response as well," says Leslie Sherlin, a psychologist, neuroperformance specialist, and the cofounder of the brain-training company SenseLabs. According to Sherlin, when we’re concentrated on a task, the brain’s electrical activity is heightened.

But the moment we say we’re done with something, the electrical activity in our brain shifts from being activated and engaged into a more relaxed state. A neurochemical shift in the brain occurs simultaneously. "What we want to do if we want to set ourselves up for increasing productivity is put minor or smaller challenges in front of us so we build up that ‘done’ moment," says Sherlin. Free Printable Planners, Organizers and Charts. 'I need to get organized.'

Free Printable Planners, Organizers and Charts

How many times have you said that or heard someone say it? Too many times to count, I'd imagine. If you are like me, your first step is to start a written planner. I need to write things down. I'm a list, sticky note, planner type of gal. Organized Home is a terrific online resource. Kristen's Guide another nicely laid out website. Eprintablecalendars.com has dozens of charts, schedules, planners, calendars and organizers.

Whenever I share free printable materials I stress that it's important to print green whenever possible. A complete list of Massive Open Online Courses (free online courses) offered by the best universities and entities. Free Online Courses - Learn With ALISON. Courses. 750+ Free Online Courses From Top Universities. The search engine for online learning - edspire. Free Textbooks Online. Introduction This is a listing of 82 sites that legally offer free textbooks and written course material.

Free Textbooks Online

There is a separate page with links to free audio and video courses Free Audio & Video Courses Online To the best of my knowledge all of the websites listed here offer only content that they are legally entitled to transfer to you. If you find a site listed here that you know illegally offers copyrighted material, please contact me through the site with a link to the infringing content. Mr6n8 To the best of my knowledge every website listed here, and its downloads, are safe.

This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums. A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages: The best free cultural & educational media on the web - Open Culture. Ipl2: Information You Can Trust.

Old Masters at the Top of Their Game. Essay by LEWIS H.

Old Masters at the Top of Their Game

LAPHAM Oct. 23, 2014 The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? TEL-ebook.pdf. WorkFlowy - Organize your brain. Emotional Intelligence. Reverse Dictionary. Lessons Worth Sharing. Lifehack - Tips for Life.

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Edutopia

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Deadline: March 17, 2015 The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program from the National Science Foundation is designed to encourage and develop future STEM educators. There are four programs, which provide support for STEM professionals at all stages of their careers to pursue teaching.

NEW! Deadline: February 18, 2015 Here's a grant program for the young change-makers in your classroom or home. Summer Travel Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities Deadline: March 2, 2015 Each year, NEH provides stipends to K-12 and college educators so that they can attend summer institutes, workshops, and seminars. Art Works Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: February 19; Dates vary by program Currently, the NEA is accepting proposals for grants in three areas: Community-based direct learning, community-based professional development, and collective impact.

Kids to Parks Day Contest Field Trip Grants Deadline: March 31, 2015. Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming app - SpiderScribe. Coaching4Everyone. Alliancewp.com - Workers Assistance Program. 50 Great Coaching Questions. 50 Great Coaching Questions Guest Post by Darren Poke One of the key skills to being an effective coach is learning how to ask the right questions.

50 Great Coaching Questions

As a Life Coach with over ten years experience, I have been able to build up a sizable number of coaching questions that I’ve used effectively and I thought that I would try to catalog some of my favorites for this post. I was trained in the GROW (Goal, Reality, Options and Way Forward) Model, so I’ll be listing these questions under the relevant section.

Goal: What must you accomplish in the next 12 months? Reality: Fit Brains.

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Success. Visual Thinking. Ziglar.com. Future Achievement International. Success Magazine.