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TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Tony Wagner

TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Tony Wagner
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great Thomas Friedman article For many politicians, “outsourcing” is a four-letter word because it involves jobs leaving “here” and going “there.” But for many C.E.O.’s, outsourcing is over. In today’s seamlessly connected world, there is no “out” and no “in” anymore. There is only the “good,” “better” and “best” places to get work done, and if they don’t tap into the best, most cost-efficient venue wherever that is, their competition will. For politicians, it’s all about “made in America,” but, for C.E.O.’s, it is increasingly about “made in the world” — a world where more and more products are now imagined everywhere, designed everywhere, manufactured everywhere in global supply chains and sold everywhere. Yes, this is a simplification, but the trend is accurate. Which is why it is disturbing when more studies show that American K-12 schools continue to lag behind other major industrialized countries on the international education tests. “This is not about threatening schools,” he adds.

John T. Spencer Official Google Blog: Our Googley advice to students: Major in learning Management guru Peter Drucker noted that companies attracting the best knowledge workers will "secure the single biggest factor for competitive advantage." We and other forward-looking companies put a lot of effort into hiring such people. What are we looking for? At the highest level, we are looking for non-routine problem-solving skills. We expect applicants to be able to solve routine problems as a matter of course. Here's a real-life example, a challenge a team of our engineers once faced: designing a spell-checker for the Google search engine. How do we find these non-routine savants? ... analytical reasoning. ... communication skills. ... a willingness to experiment. ... team players. ... passion and leadership. These characteristics are not just important in our business, but in every business, as well as in government, philanthropy, and academia. And then keep on challenging yourself, because learning doesn't end with graduation.

Pensées de ronde, le blog de Caroline Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills “The idea that a company’s senior leaders have all the answers and can solve problems by themselves has gone completely by the wayside…The person who’s close to the work has to have strong analytic skills. You have to be rigorous: test your assumptions, don’t take things at face value, don’t go in with preconceived ideas that you’re trying to prove.” —Ellen Kumata, consultant to Fortune 200 companies “The biggest problem we have in the company as a whole is finding people capable of exerting leadership across the board…Our mantra is that you lead by influence, rather than authority.” —Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Cisco “I’ve been here four years, and we’ve done fundamental reorganization every year because of changes in the business…I can guarantee the job I hire someone to do will change or may not exist in the future, so this is why adaptability and learning skills are more important than technical skills.”

Stump The Teacher Microsoft Educator Network - For Schools : Partners in Learning School Research Overview Educators around the globe recognize that teaching and learning needs to be transformed to align with the realities of life and work in the 21st century. Today's learners need to develop higher order skills and know how to create and collaborate. At the same time, school leaders need to build their teachers' capacity to develop these skills in students. The transformation goes beyond Information Communications Technology (ICT). Partners in Learning School Research is a free, online survey sent out by a school administrator to school leaders and teachers to gain their individual self-assessment on the current state of innovative teaching practices in their school and their own class. Easily create data driven, action oriented reports Once your surveys have been taken, your school receives a data-driven, action-oriented report with concrete recommendations for how your school can develop and expand its innovative teaching and learning. The survey has two sets of questions.

Pourquoi certaines personnes sont plus à risque de dépression en réponse à des situations stressantes George Slavich de l'Université de Californie à Los Angeles UCLA et ses collègues ont mené cette étude avec 100 personnes atteintes de dépression, 26 hommes et 74 femmes. Les personnes qui avaient perdu un parent ou avaient été séparés d'un parent pendant au moins un an avant l'âge de 18 ans et celles ayant vécu plus d'épisodes de dépression au cours de leur vie étaient devenues dépressives suite à des niveaux significativement plus bas de stress récents. Une analyse plus poussée de cette observation a montré que c'étaient les antécédents de perte interpersonnelle qui pouvaient entraîner une plus grande sensibilité aux situations interpersonnelles stressantes. Une possibilité, disent les chercheurs, est que les gens qui souffrent d'adversité et/ou de dépression tôt dans la vie développent des croyances négatives sur eux-mêmes ou sur le monde - des croyances qui sont activées en réaction aux situations stressantes ultérieures (selon une approche cognitive classique de la dépression).

Tony Wagner on Innovation Teaching and Learning | Feature Creating a Culture of Innovation In a world where knowledge is available with a few clicks of the mouse, colleges and universities must find new ways to give students the skills to succeed. Tony Wagner, innovation education fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University (MA), is a frequent speaker on transforming education for the 21st century and consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations internationally. His recent book, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World (Scribner, 2012), explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to help young people succeed in an innovation-driven economy. Campus Technology: You talk a lot about reinventing the education system. Tony Wagner: I think students are going to have to hack their own education going forward. CT: Are MOOCs part of the solution? Wagner: What we see with MOOCs is that knowledge is being commoditized.

Alan November Alan thrives on confirming and challenging educators’ thoughts about what’s possible in the world of teaching and learning. More than anything, he is a teacher at heart, with a wealth of experience teaching learners of all ages. Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, MA, he was probably the first teacher in the world to have a student project on line in 1984, a database for the handicapped. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant and university lecturer. “As an educator, sometimes all you need is inspiration to work harder for your students. Audiences enjoy Alan’s humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning. Alan’s resume can be found here.

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Parler en public: quelles stratégies pour réduire l'anxiété? Afin de comparer ces stratégies, Stefan G. Hofmann de l'Université de Boston et ses collègues ont demandé à 202 volontaires de faire un discours impromptu de 10 minutes devant une caméra vidéo. Les participants étaient assignés au hasard à l'un de trois groupes: Un groupe de ré-évaluation cognitive avait la consigne de réguler leur état d'anxiété en ré-évaluant la situation: "S'il vous plaît, essayez de prendre une perspective réaliste de cette tâche, en reconnaissant qu'il n'y a pas de raison de se sentir anxieux", se faisaient-ils dire. Comme prévu, le groupe de suppression a présenté une plus grande manifestation physique d'anxiété (augmentation de la fréquence cardiaque) que les deux autres groupes. Ces résultats suggèrent que les stratégies de ré-évaluation et d'acceptation sont plus efficaces pour réduire les symptômes d'activation physiologique que les stratégies de suppression. Cette étude est publiée dans la revue Behaviour Research and Therapy. Voyez également:

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