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RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy

RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy

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The Library’s Most PRICELESS Resource Contributed by Kristen Mattson, Ed.D. School libraries are full of resources: everything from paperback books worth a handful of dollar bills to hardcover books and audio sets worth a few dollars more. Then there are the more expensive items – desktop computers, laptops or tablets, and maybe a 3D printer or a set of robots for students to code. The Mistake You Make in Every Argument - Liane Davey - Medium A colleague says something you completely disagree with. I’m talking full-on, head-tilting, face-scrunching, crazy talk. You have a split second to decide what to do. Your choice determines whether you wind up in solving a problem or having an argument. How do you respond?

50 Sketching Resources for User Experience Designers Sketching is a critical part of the User Experience Design process. Sketching allows us to explore ideas and iterate on concepts quickly and easily before creating detailed mockups. Below is a roundup of many different sketching articles, tools, templates, presentations, videos, books, and examples to help User Experience Designers learn more about sketching and how it benefits UX design. Articles about Sketching Sketching Tools

Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason — Tim Lawrence I emerge from this conversation dumbfounded. I've seen this a million times before, but it still gets me every time. I’m listening to a man tell a story. Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum Preschool (PreK) Second Step SEL for Early Learning helps your youngest learners benefit more from preschool and prepare for kindergarten. They’ll learn skills to help them pay attention, remember directions, and manage their behavior. Staffing - NYC School Librarian Guidebook Pursuant to Section 207 of the Education Law Sections 91.1 and 91.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education are repealed and new Sections 91.1 and 91.2 are added, effective February 18, 1974, to read as follows: Section 91.2 Employment of school library media specialist. Each school district shall employ a certified school library media specialist, unless equivalent service is provided by an alternative arrangement approved by the Commissioner, in accordance with the following standards: (a) In a secondary school with an enrollment of not more than 100 pupils, a certified school library media specialist should devote at least one school period each day to school library work.

The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever – For The Interested You’re busy, so I’ll keep this quick. Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing. Delete the word “that.” At least 90% of the times you use the word “that” can be removed from your writing and it will instantly make your sentence stronger. UIEtips: 5 Indispensable Skills of UX Mastery By Jared Spool August 3rd, 2010 A few weeks back, I watched a conversation on the Interaction Design Association’s (IxDA) discussion list that tried to assess whether one can call themselves a designer if they can’t draw. I’m not worried about what people call themselves, but the discussion about whether drawing is an essential skill captured my attention. I find it an interesting discussion because it shows that, as a professional discipline, we’re not good at understanding what makes us good at what we do.

Story of My Life: How Narrative Creates Personality In Paul Murray's novel Skippy Dies, there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he says. “‘What did you expect?’” a friend responds. Meditation Techniques For People Who Hate Meditation It’s rare to go a week in 2016 without some new development or rumor coming out of the streaming music industry. But seldom are these tidbits as interesting—or potentially consequential—as the news this week that Spotify is in "advanced talks" to acquire SoundCloud, according to the Financial Times. The deal is by no means set in stone—Recode reports that it’s "more talk and less action" at this point—but it would certainly make a ton of sense. Not only would it shake up the constantly shifting streaming market by combining two major players, but a Spotify-SoundCloud merger would solve some very significant problems for both companies. It could even have trickle-down benefits for fans and—believe it or not—musicians.

Calling All Book Nerds! 7 Reasons You'd Love Volunteering at the School Library - GeekDad Have you been looking for a way to help out at your kids’ school, but you’re not quite cut out to be a room mom? Or maybe you’re too introverted to be an active member of the PTA? Or perhaps you only have an hour to spare each week, but you’d love to help out somehow. Enter: the school library. Literally, I mean, go in the school library.

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