4,100 Massachusetts Students Prove Small Isn’t Always Better Then Susan Szachowicz and a handful of fellow teachers decided to take action. They persuaded administrators to let them organize a schoolwide campaign that involved reading and writing lessons into every class in all subjects, including gym. Their efforts paid off quickly. In 2001 testing, more students passed the state tests after failing the year before than at any other school in Massachusetts. The gains continued. Expanding Your Cultural Intelligence Quiz Your CQ can be as important as your IQ Few subjects are as massive and complex as culture. Here’s how the American Heritage English Dictionary leads off its definition of the term: “the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.” The “all other products” qualifier would strain the resources of most anyone’s cultural quotient, or CQ, which global-competence researchers, Linn Van Dyne, Soon Ang and Christine Koh, interpret as an individual’s “capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity.” Diversity, of course, at least according to the U.S. Department of the Interior, roundly refers to “many demographic variables, including, but not limited to, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age,
How To Set Wildly Important Goals, And What They'll Do For You Focusing on one wildly important goal is like punching one finger through a sheet of paper--all your strength goes into making that hole. By avoiding focus traps like refusing to say no and trying to make everything a goal, you can narrow your focus to one or two wildly important goals and consistently invest the team’s time and energy into them. In other words, if you want high-focus, high-performance team members, they must have something wildly important to focus on. Rule #1: No team focuses on more than two WIGs at the same time. This rule acts like a governor on an engine. There may be dozens or even hundreds of WIGs across the entire organization, but the key is not to overload any single leader, team, or individual performer.
Behind the News Weekdays: 02/06/2017 watch BTN Investigates Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained?Add Question Welcome Book Gallery Over 12,000 kids have sent in their message to refugees.View The Case for Humor in Marketing Knock Knock! Who’s there? Iowa. From Hunger to Hope Teachers and students are especially important to World Hunger Relief and the World Food Programme because the more people learn about hunger, the more likely it is that the problem will be solved. The WFP offers a variety of educational tools including: Hunger Resources - Here you will find links to useful information and publications which can be used to get Hunger issues into the classroom including teaching materials, cross-curricular planning maps, and ideas for both teachers and students to get involved.
Your Life in Weeks This is a long human life in years: And here’s a human life in months: But today, we’re going to look at a human life in weeks: Each row of weeks makes up one year. Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti‘s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world, saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.” But it’s how they play that seemed to differ from country to country. Galimberti found that children in richer countries were more possessive with their toys and that it took time before they allowed him to play with them (which is what he would do pre-shoot before arranging the toys), whereas in poorer countries he found it much easier to quickly interact, even if there were just two or three toys between them.
Family Engagement: The Top of Everyone's Back-to-School Checklist With the start of the school year just around the corner, now is an excellent time for all of us to renew our commitment to ensuring all children succeed. So what should be at the top of to-do lists as children head back to school? I suggest that families and their communities begin this year working together to focus on transformative family engagement efforts empowering parents and caregivers to be the strongest voices for their children. Transformative family engagement begins as a shared responsibility between families, schools and communities. This means ensuring that all families and community leaders are included in decisions regarding their children's education - going way beyond traditional parent involvement activities, such as a once a year open-house school night or parent-teacher conference. On Thursday, July 31, the W.K.
Definition Of Digital Citzenship The Definition Of Digital Citizenship by Terry Heick As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important. What is Your Deepest Communication Value? Welcome to our blog, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” With each post, we’ll present some of the most recent neuroscientific and neuropsychological findings on how the brain processes language and how we can use this knowledge to improve the way we speak and listen to others. We used to believe that there were only a few language centers in the brain, but we now know that virtually every part of the brain – indeed, even individual neurons – have a mind of their own and their own unique way of communicating to all the other parts of the brain. The same holds true for humans: each one us develops a unique style of communication. But here’s the rub: we are often not aware that other people are hearing our words differently from what we intend, and when we listen to others, we often impose our own private meanings on other people’s words. The result: we communicate poorly with each other without being aware of it.
» Digital Citizenship Is More Than Living By a Set of Rules I’ve avoided responding to an email from a school district leader asking for resources on digital citizenship that he can give a principal to work on developing. I could have shot him back a list of resources including a Symbaloo that I put together or a LiveBinder that dates back to 2010 but I didn’t. Of course anyone can Google those things.