13 Item Hit List That Will Make A Successful Artist Success is each to his or her own, but let’s call it like we see it: when you survey the landscape of your creative world, your industry, your career or hobby–whatever field you’re in– there are several fundamentals to achieving success, regardless of the measure. There are commonalities that are undeniable. So here’s a list of thirteen such things that you should be doing right now – let’s call it your hit list: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Thanks.
When Pop Culture and superheroes meet classical Flemish painting The excellent Super Flemish project of French photographer Sacha Goldberger, who transports the Pop Culture and superheroes into classical Flemish painting and fashion of the Elizabethan era… Some gorgeous retro versions of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Darth Vader, Hulk and so on! We already talked about Sacha Goldberger with his previous project Grandma’s Superhero Therapy! Images © Sacha Goldberger
Brainology Program - Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Welcome > Brainology Program Brainology® raises students’ achievement by helping them develop a growth mindset. When students have a fixed mindset, they believe their intelligence is just fixed—they have a certain amount and that’s that. This mindset makes them afraid to look dumb and curtails their learning. But when students have a growth mindset, they understand that their intelligence can be developed. Instead of worrying about how smart they are, they work hard to learn more and get smarter. Brainology makes this happen by teaching students how the brain functions, learns, and remembers, and how it changes in a physical way when we exercise it. Note: This video demo is on YouTube. Brainology shows students that they are in control of their brain and its development. Who can benefit? Brainology was designed to benefit all children, and it has been used successfully in classrooms and at home, typically by 5th through 9th graders. How is it used?
33 Ways To Be Remarkable Today I’m going to give you 33 ways to be a remarkable human being, one that stands out, is talked about and respected by many others. Live Your Own LifeThere is nothing remarkable about someone who is constantly trying to be like other people. Be yourself and be the best you that you can possibly be. Be AuthenticMean the things you say and do. Authenticity is not very common these days but when it is there, it shines through your words and actions and is very powerful for creating bonds with others. This is what Seth Godin wrote about being remarkable: “Remarkability lies in the edges. There is a difference between being remarkable and between being noticed. I highly recommend Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensable for a much better perspective on how to be remarkable. Photo Credit Sara Reeve Photography
Grandma’s Superhero Therapy – Amazing Photographs by Sacha Goldberger French photographer Sacha Goldberger suggested his 91-year-old grandmother Frederika that they shoot a series of photographs… Super Grandma was born ! A truly awesome photography project with some really nice pictures ! via mymodernmet
The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture "The whole morning meeting not only sets a really good tone for the students, but it sets a tone for me." - Teacher in Louisville, Kentucky When I first learned about the Morning Meeting model, I was working as an elementary school principal in Pasadena, California. I was new to that school, so I was skeptical about launching too many initiatives, but also curious about how it could work to transform my school and the lives of our students. The Morning Meeting was first proposed to me by a new teacher who had studied it in her pre-service classes. She explained that the model was designed to: Set the tone for respectful learningEstablish a climate of trustMotivate students to feel significantCreate empathy and encourage collaborationSupport social, emotional and academic learning She had me at "respectful learning!" You see, I'd come to a school that was in a bit of trouble. Having been able to observe this school pre- and post-Morning Meeting, I can tell you that it was transformational.
The Quick Hitts Blog I’m a strong supporter of gay rights. No, scratch that, I’m a strong supporter of human rights, and last I checked, gay people are human. I’m also certain that 90% of the problems in the world are caused by people who won’t mind their own damn business. But recent events have left me with…wait for it…a bad taste in my mouth. A review for those who haven’t been following the story: Mozilla promoted Brendan Eich, who co-founded the company, to the position of CEO. The story went viral when OK Cupid modified their web site to lecture Firefox users about the issue, and suggest they switch to a different browser. As a result of the growing pressure, Eich resigned from his position, and the company he helped create, after just ten days of becoming CEO. Wrong thinking people should not be employed. Here’s one of her offensive comments: Yes, I am a Christian. While I disagree with her stance on the issue, that sounds pretty reasonable to me, especially, “No, I will not let anyone bully you.”
To the rescue: what inspires volunteer life-savers? | Society Lorraine Galvin, 34, lives in Wexford, Ireland, with her four-year-old daughter. A university lecturer in digital media, she is a helm with Wexford Royal National Lifeboat Institution, with whom she has volunteered for 15 years. When I was 17, our rowing club sent me and four friends out into Wexford harbour early one March evening. We ended up lying on top of the boat and kicking our legs for two and a half hours until we reached safety. Realising, so young, that you are mortal is an awful sensation. My most dramatic rescue was one October night when I went out in pounding rain and a force 9 gale to rescue a man who had been blown into the harbour from his small boat. I received an award for saving the lives of three men whose boat was stranded on a sandbank and being wrecked by two-and-a-half-metre surf bumping down. We get called out at least once a month. The night before my hen weekend, I was up in the early hours with a bridge jumper. Thankfully, we found her. I was nervous.
Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness Teaching Strategies On his first day teaching at Coronado Elementary School in Richmond, Calif., students threw rocks at Jean-Gabrielle Larochette, pretending he was a police officer. He spent fifteen minutes of every class calming down a handful of kids in this low-income-neighborhood public school who wouldn’t follow directions or behave. Larochette began practicing meditation and mindfulness to cope with his own stresses of teaching and supporting traumatized kids. He believed the breathing techniques that helped calm his fears might work for his students too, so he founded the Mindful Life Project. “Before we can teach a kid how to academically excel in school, we need to teach him how to have stillness, pay attention, stay on task, regulate, make good choices,” said Larochette. “When we look at low performing schools it’s not that these children are unable to learn, it’s that very often they are unavailable to learn.” “There’s a lot of grief and loss,” Williams said. Katrina Schwartz
Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.
Artist Creates Homes for the Homeless Artist Creates Homes for Homeless Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. I’m Caty Weaver. An artist in Oakland, California is using his skills to help the homeless. Greg Kloehn has given away at least 20 tiny houses. “I like to help them. Inside his little shelter Mr. “Well, it is better than living on the ground, to tell you the truth, because if it was not for Greg, I would be still on the ground.” Mr. “I love my house.” In the mornings, Mr. “I mean, I've been in the middle of the building process, run out of materials, gotten in my truck, drove around to look for something. A cabinet door becomes a window cover. “Here’s a pallet. The artist also attaches a small electrical device to the house. “I put it on a light, you know, an old lamp, so you could move it around. Empty coffee bags become roof material. “I kind of call them the fruits of the urban jungle. Some of the people living on the streets once had normal houses of their own. Mr. I’m Caty Weaver.