Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning Pamela Randall: Social-emotional skills are the essential skills for success in school, work and life. Natalie Walchuk: Social-emotional learning centers their mind and body. It reduces their emotional tension, so they can be open to new content and material. We find that academic outcomes increase exponentially when students are nurtured, loved and cared for. Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz Essays - Spring 2010 Print If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts By William Deresiewicz March 1, 2010 10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking Don't make these rookie mistakes—learn how to give great presentations and become a better presenter. In this guest post, Terry Gault, Managing Partner and Vice President of The Henderson Group, provides insight into how to become a better presenter by avoiding a few common mistakes. Terry oversees all curriculum and services at The Henderson Group.
Small Rebellions, Michelle Chen interviews Grace Lee Boggs The civil rights icon on Detroit, the limits of protest organizing, and what she’s learned over seven decades of activism. Image by Woodstock Film Festival Detroit is a city whose rise and fall has paralleled the tragic arc of America’s industrial history. In a few generations, the capital of Big Auto’s empire has crumbled into an urban wreck, strewn with rusted factories and suffering from political decay.
Self-Reported Empathy Dropped over Last 30 Years Analysis of some 14,000 college student surveys over the last three decades finds that self-reported levels of empathy for others have decreased. Steve Mirsky reports As you get jostled in the daily rough and tumble, does it feel like other people care less about how rough you have it and how much you’re getting tumbled? Well, your suspicion may have some data to back it up.
What works in education – Hattie’s list of the greatest effects and why it matters I have been a fan of John Hattie’s work ever since I encountered Visible Learning. Hattie has done the most exhaustive meta-analysis in education. Thanks to him, we can gauge not only the relative effectiveness of almost every educational intervention under the sun but we can compare these interventions on an absolute scale of effect size. Presentation Tips: How to Create a Powerful Story The best presenters are not presenters at all; they are storytellers. These are the people who capture your attention as they say their first sentence and hold it for the entirety of their time on stage. These are the people with whom you feel a connection after hearing their story and whom you are compelled to approach to work with in the future. How can you be one of those people? Here, we break down a few ways to craft a powerful story for your next presentation.
DN! AMY GOODMAN: Today, we’re broadcasting from London, and we’re joined by Russell Brand. Up until last year, Russell Brand was best known for being one of the most popular comedians here in Britain. His résumé includes hosting the reality TV show Big Brother’s Big Mouth, a stint as a BBC radio host and starring roles in the films St.
20% Time In My Classroom I'm really excited to get started with my 20 Time set up in my classroom. I've talked to teachers in my department and many of them said they are going to find a way to use in their class for the second semester. I've used tons of great resources to make this happen and have tweaked things to make it fit my teaching style and my students. Elon Musk: The World's Raddest Man This is Part 1 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. PDF and ebook options: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing (see a preview here), and an ebook containing the whole four-part Elon Musk series: Last month, I got a surprising phone call.