Ideas About Education Reform

Sharing Ideas to Hack Curriculum in Schools

fastcompany:

A theory Malcolm Gladwell popularized in Outliers—that 10,000 hours of practice can turn anyone into an expert—probably isn’t true, a new study says.
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fastcompany:

A theory Malcolm Gladwell popularized in Outliers—that 10,000 hours of practice can turn anyone into an expert—probably isn’t true, a new study says.

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vimeo:

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huffingtonpost:

BREAKDANCE SIMON ATA’S STRENGTH TRAINING WORKOUT IS LIKE NOTHING YOU’VE SEEN BEFORE
fastcompany:

Yeah. We know. To get to great ideas, you have to create a culture that values them.
But you can have the best culture in the world and your people aren’t going to spontaneously combust into fireballs of Da Vinci-level inspiration. You’ve got to work at it.
And, frankly, much of that work isn’t terribly difficult, although some of it is counterintuitive. If you’re ready to harness the power of great ideas in your organization, try these tips.
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fastcompany:

Yeah. We know. To get to great ideas, you have to create a culture that values them.

But you can have the best culture in the world and your people aren’t going to spontaneously combust into fireballs of Da Vinci-level inspiration. You’ve got to work at it.

And, frankly, much of that work isn’t terribly difficult, although some of it is counterintuitive. If you’re ready to harness the power of great ideas in your organization, try these tips.

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The Top 10 Posts for Unschooler.com!

Unschooler.com has been putting out content for quite a few years now, and whether you’re a regular or a first-timer to the site, whether you’re a parent, an unschooler, a grown unschooler, or just someone interested in alternative education, it may be a little overwhelming where to start.

To assist everyone, I’ve created a Top Ten list for Unschooler.com to highlight some of our finest, most important content. 

(Source: fuckyeahradicaled)

fastcompany:

You probably know someone who’s always a step ahead of the game. She can tell, somehow innately, when bad news is coming, or when to take the risk that no one else would touch.
These people are dialed into their “gut instincts,” and are never wrong—almost annoyingly so.
The International Association of Administrative Professionals and OfficeTeam surveyed 3,500 administrative professionals and 1,300 senior managers, and found that 88% make decisions based on gut feelings.
The ability to intuit future problems before they become serious can be an invaluable trait in the workplace. “Any manager will tell you that having an assistant who anticipates his or her needs and offers solutions without being asked is virtually indispensable,” says Robert Hosking, OfficeTeam executive director.
There are five types of intuition:
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fastcompany:

You probably know someone who’s always a step ahead of the game. She can tell, somehow innately, when bad news is coming, or when to take the risk that no one else would touch.

These people are dialed into their “gut instincts,” and are never wrong—almost annoyingly so.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals and OfficeTeam surveyed 3,500 administrative professionals and 1,300 senior managers, and found that 88% make decisions based on gut feelings.

The ability to intuit future problems before they become serious can be an invaluable trait in the workplace. “Any manager will tell you that having an assistant who anticipates his or her needs and offers solutions without being asked is virtually indispensable,” says Robert Hosking, OfficeTeam executive director.

There are five types of intuition:

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VESPA!
laughingsquid:

ButterUp, A Clever Combination Grater and Knife That Turns Butter Into Spreadable Ribbons

lifeaccordingtokirstmarie:

Paulo Coelho and Kid President : World Humanitarian Day

(Source: youtube.com, via bartlmiller)

fastcompany:

When we’re left to our own pace to complete training, do we take advantage of the flexibility or fizzle out?
Employers and employees still value training. But the old gold standard—sequestering employees in classes for extended periods of time—is falling out of favor.
“We’re seeing a huge decrease in the amount of time people are spending in training rooms and classrooms,” says Janet Pogue, principal and global workplace leader at Gensler, a design firm that studies how people use office spaces (among other things). Instead, employers increasingly rely on modules that allow people to learn at their own pace, on their own schedules.
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fastcompany:

When we’re left to our own pace to complete training, do we take advantage of the flexibility or fizzle out?

Employers and employees still value training. But the old gold standard—sequestering employees in classes for extended periods of time—is falling out of favor.

“We’re seeing a huge decrease in the amount of time people are spending in training rooms and classrooms,” says Janet Pogue, principal and global workplace leader at Gensler, a design firm that studies how people use office spaces (among other things). Instead, employers increasingly rely on modules that allow people to learn at their own pace, on their own schedules.

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dfuentealba:

@creativemornings | “INFORMATION IN THE FUTURE - Death to Bullsh*t” by @Brad_Frost

dfuentealba:

@creativemornings | “INFORMATION IN THE FUTURE - Death to Bullsh*t” by @Brad_Frost

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oupacademic:

Valentina Baú argues that when people participate in the production of a media story, it allows them to both reflect upon and become aware of their situation, as well as to share their experience and create an understanding among groups. (via Transforming conflict into peace | OUPblog)

oupacademic:

Valentina Baú argues that when people participate in the production of a media story, it allows them to both reflect upon and become aware of their situation, as well as to share their experience and create an understanding among groups. (via Transforming conflict into peace | OUPblog)

neil-gaiman:

You should watch this…

atlasobscura:

NOKHUR CEMETERY
-TURKMENISTAN
At the cemetery of the isolated village of Nokhur, whrere nearly every grave is marked by a wooden post adorned with the horns of a mountain goat.
Check it out at Atlas Obscura

atlasobscura:

NOKHUR CEMETERY

-TURKMENISTAN

At the cemetery of the isolated village of Nokhur, whrere nearly every grave is marked by a wooden post adorned with the horns of a mountain goat.

Check it out at Atlas Obscura