More Postcards Every Manager Needs on their Wall -Six Seconds Imagine a soccer team striving to win in a competitive league. But the team has no data about how many goals they’ve scored, or even who’s a great striker versus defender. What are their chances for success? How Higher Education Is Going Digital People are talking about digital tech's opportunity to improve the classroom. Much of the discussion has been focused on digital textbooks. Apple's recent announcement of iBooks for education has caused a stir over whether texts delivered on an expensive and propriety device like the iPad are really feasible. Meanwhile at the university level, many schools are dipping their toes in the promise of a digital future, and it's not just about textbooks. The folks at OnlineUniversities.com have compiled the infographic below that explores the pros and cons of various platforms and technologies that have found their way into the halls of higher ed.
The gift of gratitude -Six Seconds It’s Thanksgiving in the US and the traditional start of the Holiday season. For me, it’s a time to intentionally reflect on gratitude for my family, friends, and my incredibly dear colleagues around the world who are engaged in such important work in spreading EQ and social emotional learning and living it in the process. I so value your courage and passion and friendship. Researchers have shared the many benefits of gratitude: it helps people be happier, and healthier, and more resilient following adversity. They say gratitude is associated with increased self-worth, satisfaction with life, and connection with others. We know from our own experience, that cultivating gratitude is a practice that yields rich rewards.
Smart Teachers EdTech An EdChat Soundtrack: 60 Songs to Keep Your Class Jammin’ Pretend this: every day of your teaching career there is a gigantic boombox (Yes, I was raised in the '80s) hovering just above your head. It includes a very intuitive and accurate D.J. who constantly selects just the right song at the right time. yesterday by John Hardison Celebrating Employees to Create the Customer Experience -Six Seconds Working with an amazing org on bringing emotional intelligence more fully into their culture in order to create a better customer experience. They offer a mission-critical, expensive, serious service and they have long-term customers: Relationship is lifeblood for this business. They want customers to have a fabulous experience, even when there are issues. We know that emotions are a central factor in customer experience — so it’s time to ensure every agent, supervisor, and manager is actively using emotional intelligence skills as they focus on customers. Perfect so far! One important ingredient missing:
The Stanford Education Experiment Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in the basement of Thrun's guesthouse, where they record class videos.Photo: Sam Comen Stanford doesn’t want me. I can say that because it’s a documented fact: I was once denied admission in writing. I took my last math class back in high school. Stephen Covey on Developing Emotional Intelligence “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ? Oscar Wilde Emotional Intelligence is essentially an ability, capacity, or skill to assess, manage, and regulate the emotions of yourself and others. Why is emotional intelligence such a big deal?
People Power 2.0 The force of laughter: Graffiti on a wall in Tripoli represents the Libyan leader, Colonel Qaddafi, as a fleeing rat. After weeks of skirmishes in the Nafusa Mountains southwest of Tripoli, Sifaw Twawa and his brigade of freedom fighters are at a standstill. It’s a mid-April night in 2011, and Twawa’s men are frightened. Lightly armed and hidden only by trees, they are a stone’s throw from one of four Grad 122-millimeter multiple-rocket launchers laying down a barrage on Yefren, their besieged hometown.