background preloader


In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level positions. But being a great leader doesn't have to mean going to management school. You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning from the information that is at your fingertips. Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing That You Can Improve. Related:  tipsInterestingInvesting

Språkutvecklande undervisning Att arbeta språkutvecklande har blivit något av ett mantra i skolan. Vad innebär det då att arbeta språkutvecklande och hur kan man konkret göra? I boken "Språkutvecklande SO-undervisning - strategier och metoder för högstadiet" ger Bjerregaard och Kindenberg sina svar. De lyfter fram sex utgångspunkter: 1) Höga förväntningar 2) Stöttning 3) Alignment (samstämmighet mellan mål, undervisning och bedömningsuppgift) 4) Språkliga mål 5) Förkunskaper 6) Interaktion och elevaktivitet och diskuterar deras betydelse för en språk- och kunskapsutvecklande undervisning. Varje kapitel avslutas med en mängd konkreta tips, mallar och övningar som man själv kan använda i sin egen undervisning. Bokens sista två kapitel rör elever med svenska som andraspråk och cirkelmodellen. "Språkutvecklande SO-undervisning" är en bok som jag tänker att man kan läsa och ha glädje av oavsett stadie man undervisar på och ämnen man undervisar i. Nytt för mig var att före läsning arbeta med begreppsmoln.

What You Lose When You Sign That Organ-Donor Card Corrections & Amplifications The article below quotes Robert Truog, professor of medical ethics, anesthesia and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, about the possible pain felt by an organ donor who has been declared brain dead. Mr. Teresi writes that Dr. Truog "compared the topic of pain in an organ donor to an argument over 'whether it is OK to kick a rock.' " A review of Mr. The last time I renewed my driver's license, the clerk at the DMV asked if she should check me off as an organ donor. Becoming an organ donor seems like a win-win situation. But what are you giving up when you check the donor box on your license? The most likely donors are victims of head trauma (from, say, a car or motorcycle accident), spontaneous bleeding in the head, or an aneurysm—patients who can be ruled dead based on brain-death criteria. The current criteria on brain death were set by a Harvard Medical School committee in 1968, at a time when organ transplantation was making great strides. —Mr.

7 cities that could steal business from London - Jun. 28, 2016 Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the global financial markets and tanked the pound. One of the main concerns is the future of London as the financial and tech capital of Europe. Many global companies said they might have to move some of their operations away from the British capital to protect their EU status. Frankfurt Frankfurt is eager to welcome bankers fleeing London. Under EU rules, banks and insurance companies can operate anywhere across the EU if they establish operations in one of its member states. London bankers after Brexit: Shock and fear for the future "Frankfurt is well-equipped as a stable financial center to embrace those looking for a new base of operations within the Eurozone," Frankfurt Main Finance, the body representing Frankfurt's finance industry, said in a statement following U.K.' Frankfurt also regularly ends high on quality-of-living rankings. Luxembourg Luxembourg punches way above its weight when it comes to finance and banking. Paris Dublin

INTERVALLTRÄNING – så får du bättre kondition - Allt om Löpning 11 augusti, 2015 Artiklar Olika typer av intervallpass är perfekt träning för att flytta gränserna framför oss. Läs även Hur du utvecklar din kondition och blir en mer uthållig löpare För att bli snabbare och orka mer måste vi flytta våra gränser för vad vi klarar av. Intervaller och vila Det finns en oändlig variation på hur ett intervallpass kan läggas upp. Korta intervaller Bara under begreppet korta intervaller finner vi en rad möjligheter till variation. Medellånga och längre Nu har vi kommit upp på medellånga och längre intervaller. Exempel 1.En löpare har målsättningen att springa 5 km på 20 minuter. Exempel 2.En annan löpare har som mål att springa ett halvmarathon (21 km) på 1:40:00. Pyramidträning Det här är en variant av träning där man kombinerar flera olika intervaller till ett pass. Läs även: Blir du ofta andfådd när du tränar? Ultraintervaller Det förekommer arrangemang där denna typ av intervaller uförs. Fartlek och terrängintervaller För dig som vill komma igång Öppna spellistan

The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives. Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives. But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise. The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey group, assigned by President Truman to study the air attacks on Japan, produced a report in July of 1946 that concluded (52-56): Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey’s opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated. General (and later president) Dwight Eisenhower – then Supreme Commander of all Allied Forces, and the officer who created most of America’s WWII military plans for Europe and Japan – said:

Billionaire Hinduja Sees Switzerland Losing Luster for Wealthy Switzerland’s importance as a private banking hub will shrink after the country increased its tax transparency, according to Indian billionaire Gopichand Hinduja, a shareholder in the family’s Geneva-based private bank. QuickTake Swiss Bank Accounts The world’s richest people are instead turning to countries like Dubai, Qatar and Singapore to house their assets as Switzerland loses its allure as a haven, the 76-year-old London-based investor said. "People are finding new havens,” Hinduja said in a July 22 interview at his office near Buckingham Palace. “I don’t think Switzerland can maintain its importance in banking." Tax probes by the U.S., France and Germany and a new system of bank-data exchange between governments have scuppered the traditional “no-questions-asked” approach by Swiss banks to serving rich clients living abroad. Gopichand’s older brother Srichand is the founder and chairman of Hinduja Bank Switzerland, which manages 2.3 billion Swiss francs ($2.3 billion) of assets.

Nybörjarspråk och modellbilder - Sara Bruun Att visa modelltexter och modellbilder är viktigt när man undervisar i språk. Med mina nybörjare i tyska arbetar jag med att de ska skriva enkla presentationer om sig själva. För att eleverna ska veta hur de ska skriva har jag skapat en modellbild i appen Canva. Häromdagen var jag på en F-6 skola och hade workshop. En lärare uttryckte: ” Det är ju bara min och barnens fantasi som sätter begränsningarna med Canva” . Jag vill dock poängtera att jag inte är mutad av grundarna till appen! I samma app har jag också skapat mina elevers favoritbild: Feedback Minions! Santa and the ‘Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the “Design” of Christmas | Design Competitions Most people think of Santa Claus and the cheery red and white we decorate with at Christmas as little more than lighthearted fun and pretty colors. But the real story behind that Christmas look that takes over the Western world at this time of year is a bit… shall we say, darker. Or at least way, way more tripped-out. Read on to find out about the psychedelic and mystical roots of the Santa Claus myth and the traditional Christmas decorating scheme! When we think of Christmas in the United States, we invariably think of Santa Claus — a man in a red suit and pointy hat with white furry trim and tall black boots, and his accessories, a bag of goodies in a sleigh pulled through the sky by a team of eight flying reindeer. But when you think about it, it’s a pretty special outfit, no? The answer, according to anthropological research from recent decades, lies way further back than even Coke can be found. But how would he get into a yurt whose door was blocked by several feet of snow?

Oil Price ‘Roller Coaster’ Spurs a Rush for Young Investors Chris Santos likes a little spice in his investing life. That’s why the 26-year-old Toronto man trades Credit Suisse Group AG’s VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN, which offers returns equal to three times the move of the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index for each day. It’s allowed him to leverage the volatility of the fast-moving oil market in a year in which prices have flipped five times between bear and bull markets as investors weighed how quickly a global supply glut might ease. “There’s a theme among the younger generation to try to get rich quick," according to Santos. ETNs, or exchange-traded notes, are similar to exchange traded funds, or ETFs, in that they both trade on exchanges and track an underlying asset. Santos isn’t alone in his investment choice. ‘I’m Young’ “I’m young,” said Santos, who noted that most of his personal portfolio is in more diversified traditional funds. Still, ETNs are drawing converts. Magnifying a Move “I’m trying to make it or break it," he said.

Vill du hjälpa? - Hässleholms kommun Som volontär bidrar du med din tid och kunskap, beroende på vad du är intresserad av. För den som kommer hit bidrar du till en möjlighet att komma i kontakt med människor i sitt nya hemland, lära sig det nya språket och att hitta ett sammanhang. Röda Korset söker just nu volontärer som kan ge asylsökande och nyanlända en bra start i Sverige. Öppet hus den 16 september 18-20 på Östergatan 17. På Mötesplats Ljungdala bedrivs FRI (Friskvård/Reflektion/Integration) på tisdagar klockan 10.00-11.30 samt Undervisande Språkcafé (i samarbete med Röda Korset) tisdagar klockan 13.00-14.30. På Hässleholms stadsbibliotek bedrivs språkcafé på torsdagar klockan 14.30-16.00 (i samarbete med Röda Korset och SFI) Klicka här för att läsa mer I kommunen finns 450 föreningar som bedriver olika typer av verksamheter. för att hitta en verksamhet som passar dina intressen och kontakta dem för att se om det finns en möjlighet att göra en insats.

Dogs give food to their 'friends' in first-of-its-kind study Voluntary acts of kindness and positive outward gestures without thought of reward are two of the more redeeming aspects of human society, but to what extent do these prosocial behaviours exist in other animals? A new study by researchers in Austria suggests that dogs are prosocial among their own kind too, with an experiment involving the voluntary offering of food between the animals showing that dogs also understand the concept of giving. "Dogs and their nearest relatives, the wolves, exhibit social and cooperative behaviour, so there are grounds to assume that these animals also behave prosocially toward conspecifics," said Friederike Range, an ethnologist at the Messerli Research Institute. But measuring prosocial behaviour in dogs isn't easy, says Range, because they're so very social with humans. So to take people out of the equation as much as possible, Range and his colleagues conducted an experiment where two dogs were set up by themselves in cages side by side.