#Teacher5aday Wellbeing Buddy Box After mentioning the idea last week, I’ve had a number of comments from people in regard to wanting to get involved. That’s awesome. So shall we get started? Who can get involved? Alice Goffman: How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison Close Help with subtitles Desktop / laptop users: please make sure you have the most updated versions of your browser and Flash player, and that Flash is enabled when you visit TED.com. iOS users: to access subtitles, start playing the video, then tap the speech bubble icon that appears in the bottom row of video controls. Powerfully Sober: You’d Better Work That Mind! Our mental health can make or break recovery. If we want to stay sober, we’ve got to find ways to be mentally strong. And let’s not sugarcoat the situation; the path to lasting sobriety won’t be easy.
Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness So let's start with some good news,and the good news has to do with what do we knowbased on biomedical researchthat actually has changed the outcomesfor many very serious diseases? Remarkable stories,good-news stories,all of which boil down to understandingsomething about the diseases that has allowed usto detect early and intervene early.Early detection, early intervention,that's the story for these successes. But it's not just the mortality from these disorders.It's also morbidity.If you look at disability,as measured by the World Health Organizationwith something they call the Disability Adjusted Life Years,it's kind of a metric that nobody would think ofexcept an economist,except it's one way of trying to capture what is lostin terms of disability from medical causes,and as you can see, virtually 30 percentof all disability from all medical causescan be attributed to mental disorders,neuropsychiatric syndromes. Why does this matter?
This Minor Work Habit Is Burning You Out For No Good Reason There's an epidemic no one talks much about because it's rarely seen that way. Even so, it makes no distinctions from one industry to the next; I've seen this bad habit infect the ranks of Fortune 500 companies in technology, retail, manufacturing, health care, pharmaceuticals, hospitality—you name it. The good news, though, is that it's easy to diagnose. In my experience of working with managers and executives, that starts by asking a single question: "How many of you send out emails from home at night?" Nearly everyone raises their hand.
?tag=nl The future of wearables, which includes activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses and embedded sensors in clothing, is quickly evolving and changing to reflect technological advances and new products available in the marketplace. At CES 2016, there was a plethora of wearable devices dominating the scene, particularly fitness trackers, sensors, smartwatches, virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, also known as smartglasses. Health-related wearables, particularly those for seniors and babies, and for monitoring sleep and health conditions, constituted a large segment of the new devices on display. Several industry experts shared their predictions on what we can expect to see in the next 12 months in each of these categories.
Pupil attainment linked to teachers’ wellbeing Government ministers have been urged to take note of research that suggests there is a significant link between teachers’ health and wellbeing and the examination results of their students. Pete Henshaw reports. Improving teachers’ health and wellbeing could raise pupil attainment “more readily” than tackling complex factors such as social class, research has suggested.
?tag=nl Microsoft has published detailed instructions on how to stop your computer from trying to upgrade itself to Windows 10. The walkthrough will allow IT admins both to opt out of the automatic upgrade to Windows 10 and disable the Get Windows 10 icon from showing on the taskbar. The guide, published here, details how to install and configure a Group Policy Object to block the upgrade options. The policy settings can be enabled by users running Windows 7, Windows 7 for Embedded Systems, Windows 8.1, and Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro. The configuration changes reportedly work, although there is always a chance that future changes may re-enable the Get Windows 10 app, which nags users of Windows 7 and 8 to upgrade.
Session 145: Fun ideas to reduce stress during work! Session 145 – Hosted by @ActionJackson Thursday 4th April 2013 – Fun ideas to reduce stress during work! Summary: Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button Will wearing a ratty college T-shirt and sweats to bed soon go out of fashion? The pajamas industry is growing, and retailers aren't sleeping on how to reinvent the bygone ensemble. What was once a symbol of buttoned-down '50s attire (think Ricky and Lucy in collared PJ sets, tucking into their separate beds) has slowly inched its way back into pop culture. Look no further than popular TV shows—New Girl, House of Cards, or Scandal—to see protagonists clad in chic silk or cotton designs reminiscent of a tidier bedtime era. Confidence is a preference In this great business called teach, we often feel that we are only as outstanding as our last lesson, whole-school initiative, inspection or staffroom pontification. Teach business is physically and emotionally demanding: our confidence is bound up with performance, self-perception and relationships. As such, it should come as no surprise that from time to time confidence may erode, crumble, dissolve or shatter depending on its consistency and the nature of its foundation. (I am down to my final match.
lifehack To My Love, I have made of you a habit, my dear. A habit formed with words. I said those three words at first, when our relationship was almost old and nearly new, because that first time was the magical time that made it all come true for me.