GRAHAM STUART AND GOVERNMENT POLICY ON CAREERS ADVICE IN SCHOOLS « Montrose42's Blog Positively underwhelmed Comment The Education Select Committee’s reported on Careers Guidance in schools in January this year. How to Get More Grit in Your Life - Freakonomics Freakonomics Srinath Mahankali, 12, is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. How’d he get there? G-R-I-T.
Watch this bead chain loop defy gravity and bend physics Science is unendingly cool because it can consistently confound the expectations of researcher and layman alike. Case in point, what do you figure would happen if you had a bead chain coiled up in a small container, then pulled one end out? You probably didn’t guess that it would leap up and uncoil like a tiny metallic snake, but that’s what happens. This demonstration is sometimes called Newton’s Beads.
PERMA Model - Career Development from MindTools Bringing Well-Being and Happiness to Your Life Put yourself on the road to happiness. © iStockphoto/silberkorn Leadership - Be friendly, but don't be friends - resources Last Updated: 28 May, 2013 Section: resources As a leader you must establish some distance socially from the teachers you manage You’ve got the promotion, the title and the pay rise; you may even have a new desk. But have you now lost your social life? Is grit the true secret of success? When Angela Duckworth was growing up, her dad often applied the word genius to his daughter. He did it at random moments, over dinner, watching TV or reading the newspaper, and the sentence was always the same: “You’re no genius!” Duckworth’s older sister and brother got it too. For Duckworth’s mother, an artist, the disparagement was adjusted to fit: “You’re no Picasso!” This approach to raising children seems inauspicious but, in a funny way, it has worked pretty well.
18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently This list has been expanded into the new book, “Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman. Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Positive education Theoretical approaches Maria Montessori, the originator of the Montessori system, put forth views relating to positive schooling as well. The Montessori system is largely based on the positive psychology principle of creativity. How to Motivate the Unmotivated Pressure and coercion don’t work for long. Successful leaders ignite and inspire, they don’t pressure. They were motivated. Now, they work when you’re around and doze when you’re not. What a difference three months makes.