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The Power of Words

The Power of Words

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11 Insanely Powerful and Motivational Videos For Employees As you take your seat for another Monday morning meeting, it’s likely that you look around the room and see a lot of unexcited faces. One thing I believe our company does better than 95% of other companies is the way our leaders motivate the employees around them. Each Monday at noon, we hold a “Sensei Session”. These company-wide meetings are a way for our CEO to give company announcements and for anyone in the company to come up and give a presentation on something they’re really passionate about. Most of our Sensei topics involve personal development, goal setting, nutrition, or productivity hacking, and almost all of them include a motivational video clip. The impact these meetings have on the entire team is invaluable, and your company would benefit greatly from holding your own version of the “Sensei Session”.

Arthur C. Clarke - The Nine Billion Names of God “This is a slightly unusual request,” said Dr. Wagner, with what he hoped was commendable restraint. “As far as I know, it’s the first time anyone’s been asked to supply a Tibetan monastery with an Automatic Sequence Computer. I don’t wish to be inquisitive, but I should hardly have thought that your — ah — establishment had much use for such a machine. Could you explain just what you intend to do with it?” Prompt #12 › 5 Sentence Challenge I was really impressed with the way many of you created stories about the people in the picture for the last prompt. There were lots of wonderful pieces so yet again it was very difficult to choose the showcase but here they are! ********** Prompt#11 Showcase ********** Isaac in Yr.1 at Shenfield St Mary's, Essex, UK Miles in Yr.2 at Bangkok Patna School Caitlin in P3 at Dunipace Primary, Falkirk, Scotland

11 Awesome Must-Watch Videos for Career Inspiration Let’s face it: we can all use a little workplace pick-me-up from time to time. Even if you’re already having a great day, you can still benefit from five or ten minutes of some added career motivation! When it comes down to it, there’s always opportunity for growth either personally or professionally – but only if we’re open and receptive to it. These videos, interviews, and scenes are here to do just that! Some will make you laugh, others might make you cry, but they’re all pushing you to be smarter, faster, kinder, greater (I was two seconds away from singing a Kanye West song, wasn’t I?)

Harrison Bergeron French Translation from Avice Robitaille. Hindi Translation by Ashwin.Urdu Translation by RealMSRussian translation THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. How effective is THRASS in teaching literacy? By Sarah Yeung, Lewis & Lewis. My initial interest with THRASS (Teaching Handwriting Reading and Spelling Skills) started when I saw these large THRASS charts in classrooms. I began wondering about the approach we take towards teaching literacy, especially for those students who have literacy difficulties. How do you explain that the letter ‘A’ does not always make the ‘a’ sound as in apple? I recently went to the THRASS two-day workshop during the summer holidays. They definitely brought up some strong arguments that were backed up with research.

Powerful Questions Exercise This is one of my favourite exercises to share at unconferences. Powerful Questions is a really useful skill for everyone in a creative, problem-solving organisation, from entry-level developers to members of the leadership team. Doing it together raises awareness about communication styles, and sends a message that participation is wanted! Once a group develops a simple shared vocabulary around question styles, they can go on to practice together and help one another to discuss more constructively! Fiction: The Secret Number, by Igor Teper 20 November 2000 Dr. Simon Tomlin studied the man sitting across the table from him. Rocking back and forth in his chair, with his shoulders slouching, his eyes darting all around the room, and his upper lip twitching every few seconds, the man conveyed a distinctly squirrel-like impression.

Writing game Writing games provide skills practice with authentic texts … Simple games can provide opportunities for language experience, explicit teaching, coaching and collaboration. Here’s a simple one I was playing recently.

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