Teachers Training International – Helping you motivate, manage and engage your students One of the downsides of teaching is that in the process of educating our students about facts and figures we are also teaching our students how to think. For most teachers their initial response would be to not give this a second thought. However I wonder if this might be one of the greatest long term problems that education is facing right now. Watch the following two and a half minute talk clip and then I will explain my thoughts (the key thought happens at 2:26) Did you catch the key sentence?
20 Must-See Business TED Talks Every year, today’s greatest thinkers gather at various TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) conferences around the world. Their talks, which you can find on TED’s website, are often insightful, educational, and fascinating. As a TED junkie, I decided to compile 20 of the best business talks in the conference’s history. Each talk offers insights either into a business leader’s mind, or into concepts that will change the way you think about business and the economy. (If you have any favorites not included on this list, please mention them in the comments below.) Innovation While something novel is often described as an innovation, in economics, management science, and other fields of practice and analysis it is generally considered a process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better. Inter-disciplinary views Society
Value of simplicity in design - Diagramming Machines When building generative design prototypes, I tend to either over-design solutions or do the quite opposite – not do enough design. From getting things done point of view both ways are perilous. Underestimating the benefits of planning and design does end up often in a dead end stuck in front of some unforeseen obstacle. But if I was asked to choose my side then I would be more cautious about doing too much work at the planning state. I would argue that the value of simplicity in planning and design is about being open to change.
Find A Problem and Create A Solution The most successful companies solve problems. Unless you’re interested in starting a company just so you can make business cards and prance around telling people you’re an entrepreneur, you have some homework to do before you can get started. It doesn’t matter if you’ve recently become interested in entrepreneurship or business in general, if you’ve been studying business at USC, or if you’ve been working in business for the past 20 years, you need a solid idea for a business before you can set sail on your venture.
Continuous Partial Attention What is continuous partial attention? Continuous partial attention describes how many of us use our attention today. It is different from multi-tasking. The two are differentiated by the impulse that motivates them. Understanding Value Networks of BIM/VDC: AECbytes "Building the Future" Article AECbytes "Building the Future" Article (April 4, 2013) John Tobin, LEED AP Director of Architecture, EYP “And no, we don't know where it will lead. We just know there's something much bigger than any of us here.” How to find a problem These are pieces written to desribe what it is like working in science. This work is copyright and may not be used, copied, stored or transmitted outside the University, for commercial purposes, without prior written consent. Finding a good research problem is tough thing to do. From a distance, it appears easy.
In praise of cooperation without coordination: Clay Shirky at TEDGlobal 2012 Amy Cuddy must be proud: Clay Shirky walks on stage and promptly strikes a power pose. Then he tells us of a 9-year-old Scottish girl who lives about 50 miles from here. Martha Payne started the foodblog NeverSeconds, for which she took her camera into school to document her lunches, using metrics such as “pieces of hair found in food.” First, she acquired dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of readers. Until, two weeks ago, when she posted that she’d been shut down by her head teacher. No more photos from the lunch room.
Publications From astronomy to activism, from surfing to saving lives, Pro-Ams - people pursuing amateur activities to professional standards - are an increasingly important part of our society and economy. For Pro-Ams, leisure is not passive consumerism but active and participatory, it involves the deployment of publicly accredited knowledge and skills, often built up over a long career, which has involved sacrifices and frustrations. The 20th century witnessed the rise of professionals in medicine, science, education, and politics.