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The Kairos Society is an international,…
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I’m always interested in reading about educators who are trying to make a difference. I read a lot of blogs that teachers write, but I had never seen a principal with a blog until I discovered The Principal of Change by …Continue
Added by Sal P on May 18, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments
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Learning new things everyday is one of the fun things about being involved withEnterthegroup.com. I had never heard of a cloud-computing academy until I met Conor (an ETG user). He has some interesting and ambitious goals that I think everyone involved in education would be interested to discover and add their…Continue
Added by Sal P on May 4, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments
There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best from life, whether it be a top paying job, a perfect GPA or a massively successful business. What happens when we expect too much from ourselves though? In other words, if we set the bar so high that we accept nothing but incredible success aren’t we setting ourselves up for failure?
The environment we live in focuses on big success. You either go big or you go home. Many companies have the mantra that they will be everything to everybody.…Continue
Added by Sal P on April 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Do you know what it takes to get an idea to stick? In part 1 of this series I discussed the first 3 of 6 critical elements that Chip and Dan Heath mentioned in their book Made to Stick. To recap, they state that viral and long lasting ideas have common elements. Irregardless of where, when or for what purpose these ideas were created they must…Continue
I just started reading the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath which is about why some ideas take off and others don’t. It’s actually blowing me away. The thought of making an idea stick is not just for advertising people but it should be on the minds of anyone trying to get a point across. For example if you are a teacher presenting to students or a student doing a presentation, an entrepreneur selling a new concept or trying to…Continue
Added by Sal P on April 7, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments
I suppose I expect a lot from the CEO’s of large corporations (especially successful and innovative ones). I expect them to be very intelligent, great evangelists for their products and along with that great public speakers. Just for fun I thought I would examine the public speaking skills of two of the most well known tech CEOs, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates (however Gates is no longer the CEO of Microsoft).
To be fair, I have uploaded product launches that each CEO has done in the…Continue
I discovered the University of the People a couple of months ago and right away its mission really intrigued me. The concept is both simple and revolutionary – to create a university which is tuition free. In today’s world of rising education costs and student debt escalating out of control, this seemed like an alternative worth exploring. The concept is…Continue
Added by Sal P on February 14, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments
Like it or not we are constantly judged by our writing skills. Whether we are writing a term paper for a class or research report for our boss, the quality of our work will be determined in part by the quality of our writing. This may not be fair, but there is something we can do about it.
Writing is important because it’s a communication tool. Imagine you had a great song on your MP3 player that you wanted to share with your friends, but every time you played it there was mainly…Continue
Added by Sal P on February 9, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments
I’ve been in a lot of meetings – some of them for work, some for volunteering and some for social purposes. I was at a meeting last night and while it was run well there were some things that came to mind about making meetings better and using technology to do so.
There are a lot of commonalities to the meetings I’ve been to and they’re usually not good. I’m going to outline some of the annoying problems that reoccur…Continue
Added by Sal P on February 4, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments
I’m a very selective procrastinator. I only procrastinate with things I don’t want to do! Seriously though, we all have things we procrastinate with. (Why is it a called ‘pro’ anyway? There’s nothing ‘pro’ about it). I always wonder how people motivate themselves to do things that they’d rather not do. For me personally there are a few tricks I’ve learned which I’d like to share.
Pain & Pleasure – First of all, in simple terms, our motivations in life are the…Continue
Added by Sal P on January 31, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments
Einstein said ‘Never memorize what you can look up in books’, so why do we focus so much on what we learn as opposed to how we learn? I don’t believe that the objective of education should be the memorization of facts. Instead it should be focused on the acquisition
of useful skills.
In effect I believe…Continue
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In life we tend to study only successful people, companies, governments and so on. Even when we study the lives of these “successes” we tend to gloss over their mistakes,…Continue
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