Archive for the ‘Productivity’ Category

Who Cares?

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

How do we get students to care? To be engaged? Please fill in the What Works and What Doesn't Google Form Here is a another version of the Teacher Feedback Form How do we move from apathy to passion? These questions have many answers, but to affect real, lasting change structural and philosophical changes ...

Your Future Success Revealed with Marshmallows?

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Marshmallows Image by John-Morgan at Flickr.com[/caption] "...a seemingly simple experiment devised by Walter Mischel to test will power: put a kid in a room with a marshmallow, and tell her if she can resist eating it for 15 minutes, she can have 2 marshmallows. It turns out ...

Taming The Internet

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

There is so much ‘stuff’ on the Internet. How do you find good material for class? Once found, how do you organize it? Come see how! Documents for This Workshop Doug Johnson's A Framework for Teaching and Technology Doug Johnson's Teacher Evaluations and Technology Artifacts and Evidence Danielson-Rubrics-by-criteria Warm Up Joe Canada Key and Peele TeachingCenter video Pecha Kucha 20 ...

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Image from FastCompany.com[/caption] “Every day I need physical energy, mental clarity, and emotional balance to tackle everything that comes my way,” Mike said. “Self-care is the secret to performing at the highest level.” - Mike Del Ponte  quoted in the FastCompany.com article, 6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential ...

You Have to Start Meeting Like This!

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Meetings Make Me Sad image from Flickr by theamarand[/caption] We work -- therefore we meet. But why do so few of our meetings meet our expectations? Michael Begeman may be the world's foremost expert on the business world's most universal ritual. Here's his short course on running ...

Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

[Facebook and Twitter] aren’t the real problems in the office. The real problems are what I like to call the M&Ms, the Managers and the Meetings.” (Jason Fried)