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Forbes Welcome

  • A MSW Research and Dale Carnegie Training study contradicted that theory, explaining thatthree other factors had a stronger influenceon employee engagement: an employees relationship with her direct supervisor, her faith in the companys leadership, and her pride in being an employee there.
  • Relationships are at the center of employee engagement: If people havent built meaningful relationships at work, they have little to look forward to when they arrive at the office.
  • Evenwhat happens outside workcan impact how connected an employee feels to her co-workers and company.
  • Companies often point to employee engagement surveys, citing these as evidence that workers are happy, engaged, and connected to others.
  • An estimated 21 percent–a fifth–of employees are dishonest on engagement surveys, weighing their desire to improve their circumstances against their need to keep their paycheck.

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Forbes Welcome

How to Run A Teacher Innovation Pitch At Your School

  • The young engineers believed there were onlytwo ways to quickly and effectively bring this sewage system to the city: (A) abandon all of downtown and start over on higher ground, or (B) jack up all the buildings where they were.
  • They chose B and the raising of Chicago began in earnest in 1858 when the first masonry building in the city was raised (a four-story, 70 foot long, and 750-ton brick structure) six feet higher than it had been with no damage to the building.
  • TheMayor of Chicago didnt have all the ideas to solve their sewage crisis.
  • He valued our teachers ideas for an innovation program and supportedCentennialX, our home-grown human-centered design program where students work side-by-side major companies and organizations to solve real-world problems.
  • Yet, they were still in pockets and wanted more teachers to feel empowered to have ideas and try something new with their students or in their own professional journey.

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How to Run A Teacher Innovation Pitch At Your School

The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum Of Choice – TeachThought PD

  • The Shift From Content To Purpose:A Continuum of Choice – – What is the difference between a teacher-centered and learner-driven classroom?
  • Sylvia Duckworthwho has created dozens of useful, minimalist sort of sketch notes/illustrations that convey ideas in educationhas taken the thinking fromBarbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskeyand createda complimentary visual.
  • What happens when you empower students with choice and purpose?
  • The biggest takeaway might be the change in focus from content delivery to purpose discovery.
  • Empowering Students With Choice a menu of options – – provides choices to access, engage and express – – – – CO-DESIGNER – – The teacher… – – – points to options and then gets out of the way – – invites input from learners – – – – DESIGNER…

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The Shift From Content To Purpose: A Continuum Of Choice – TeachThought PD

Girls Can Be STEM Champions! – Defined STEM

  • Girls outscored boys a surprising result for those who expected data to show that girls are lagging behind boys in STEM.
  • Keep in mind that not all girls will be interested in pursuing long term STEM focus; but for many, early kernels of interest in STEM subjects you plant will grow into meaningful STEM careers.
  • Ive written several blog posts outlining reasons that our girls are opting out of STEM; STEM Girl Power, and more recently, Heres How to Help Girls Thrive in STEM.
  • The work we do with educators around increasing girls interest in STEM are teaching strategies that will help boys, too.)
  • GoodCall recently posted an article,Some Successful Approaches to Keep Girls in STEM, that describes ideas for girl-empowering STEM school activities.

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10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years – TeachThought

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10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years – TeachThought

Squidgy Unicorn Sensory Toy

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Squidgy Unicorn Sensory Toy

Tips of the Week: Planer Grain, 3D Printing Time-Lapse, Molding Tips, and Labeling Shop Liquids

  • Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations weve discovered in our travels.
  • Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments below and we might use your tip in a future column.
  • [From my new book, Make: Tips and Tales from the Workshop] – – On the bottoms of your paint cans, write the names of the rooms, pieces of furniture, and other items you painted with that color, so you wont forget.
  • Besides being a book about tips, this is also a book about the human side of tools and how theyre used.
  • Tips and Tales itself is a tool, so Id like to see the humans who are using it.

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Tips of the Week: Planer Grain, 3D Printing Time-Lapse, Molding Tips, and Labeling Shop Liquids | Make:

MakeWhatsNext – International Women’s Day

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MakeWhatsNext – International Women’s Day | Microsoft

6 Signs You’re Creating Confident Students

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6 Signs You’re Creating Confident Students

Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT)

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Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT) | Shake Up Learning