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With vs. For

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

When I work with people, I never consider them working "for" me, or me working "for" them, but "with" me as part of a team. I now understand why I've been met, time and again, with disappointment or frustration.

The Next Education Revolution

Dan Butin | Posted 07.10.2016 | College
Dan Butin

We in the United States are thus not the only ones having this conversation. We are all, whether we realize it or not, discussing and debating what we mean by "education."

15 Truly Remarkable Things I Learned In My 50s

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.10.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

They say hindsight is 20/20. I am gaining perspective on the decade I exited a few months hence. In some ways it was my least favorite. In some, one of my more dear. If you can have favorites for that kind of thing. So what did I learn?

Why America Demonizes its Teachers -- Part 4: The Role of the Home in Student Learning

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.09.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teaching is about taking children from wherever one finds them, moving them forward, and, hopefully, returning them whole to themselves. Teaching is about listening, mentoring, and, perhaps, even healing. Teaching is not about preparing children for relentless test-taking, which has nothing to do with what children need in their formative years.

A Second Enlightenment in the Making? Seven Stories From the Front Lines

Otto Scharmer | Posted 07.08.2016 | Good News
Otto Scharmer

I am writing this post to share a few heartening snapshots from the past few weeks that illustrate the power of the shift in awareness, from ego-systems to eco-systems, that is happening around the planet right now.

Commence to Move Forward

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.07.2016 | College
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Commencement is not only the day your diploma or degree is conferred, but the start of you using the knowledge you've gained to advance yourself and create more than income but a fulfilling life.

Navigating Transition

Austin Schneider | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Austin Schneider

To my fellow workers, learners, Millennials and is a pleasure to share the road less traveled with you. Others take the lit and comfortable path. We prefer the cold, dark passageways that offer remarkable experiences.

Why Does It Take So Long to Succeed?

Tama Kieves | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Tama Kieves

My success is coming from a deep musk inside that you can't fake or manipulate. It's the essence of really caring about yourself and everything you do.

7 Remarkably Clever Bathroom Hacks

JackThreads | Posted 07.02.2016 | HuffPost Home

Whether you share a bathroom with three other roommates or are lucky enough to bask in your own lavatory ambience, the washroom is a place where improvements can always be made.

Why My College Degree Is Meaningless: Years in the Education System Has Soiled My Learning

Kelsey Phariss | Posted 06.26.2016 | Education
Kelsey Phariss

It was my second class of the day, and I was bored. My professor was prattling on about some menial event that transpired sometime in the 18th century, and I was more interested in the popcorn ceiling than his lecture topic.

Every Student Should Have a Digital Portfolio

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Every student should have a collection of personal bests -- a cloud-based story of their development and artifacts of accomplishment that's easily shareable in full or in part and organized for presentation.

Bad Decisions Can Lead to Well-Learned Lessons

Chelsea Berler | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Chelsea Berler

I love this idea that we never really lose when we make mistakes, but gain experience, wisdom, and hopefully a little compassion for when we see other making the same errors.

Learning to Swim Again: Triumph, Tragedy and 45 Years in the Deep End

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Every morning, I drive off a winding main road. I tip my wheels onto the red Georgia clay-mud over emerald grass-blades. My daughter and I flip-flop down the driveway, pointing at and naming garden statues and lush flowers, the pines tilt to sweet shade.

How Education Can Be a Force for Good

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Education
Daniel Goleman

The Dalai Lama had come to John Oliver High School for an in-person session on Educating Hearts and Minds. Several hundred students were packed into the school gym for the event, which was live-streamed as well to thirty-three thousand others across the province.

Growing Seeds for a Multicultural, Multiracial Teaching Force for Our Rainbow Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan put it, "I am increasingly worried that our teachers, our administrators don't reflect the great diversity of our nation's students, and that is a real problem."

This Is How Successful Leaders Spent Their Youth

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul

I don't think I have ever before been compared with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc. I am no where near as successful or accomplished as most of the people on this list. But for what it is worth, I'll give you a trait that I think is common among most of these people (including myself).

How to Get the Damn File Out of the Computer for Tech-Challenged Folks

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

"Hansel, They're in the computer." We all know the scene; the 2001 Space Oddysey soundtrack plays in the background. Once D. Zoolander and his nemesis...

Teaching Is Easy, Learning Is Hard

Dan Butin | Posted 06.12.2016 | College
Dan Butin

If I was going to summarize the fundamental problem in higher education in one phrase, I'd say that teaching is easy, but learning is hard. We by no...

Hiring Guru: Neil Moore's Simply Music Gateway

David Jensen | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
David Jensen

Being a "hiring guy'" and entrepreneur, for me, has brought one very unexpected gift that continues to drive me ever so happily along my path. It's the people I meet, their vast abilities, their stories and their unique approach to life and the serving of others.

Learn Twice as Fast

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Have you ever wished you could learn a new skill or get better at something? Or even change a habit? It's usually hard, and you can make it easier. ...

With Kids, Little Things Are Magic

Kasey Ferris | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Kasey Ferris

A few minutes of digging went by when I heard a happy shriek, and he came trotting over to me with his hands folded together, cupping -- what I could only imagine by the look on his face -- something awesome.

My 99-Year-Old Grandmother's Lessons on Change

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

She embraces that which improves her life, tolerates what is inevitable and discounts what is meaningless to her... pretty straightforward.

The Power of Imperfect Starts: How Good Do You Really Need to Be to Get Started?

James Clear | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.

The Secret of Millions of Minds That Stay Forever Young

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business
Dragos Bratasanu

The greatest minds in human history understood the importance of learning to accelerate creativity, self-expansion and personal growth. The continuous exploration of ideas through books keep you forever young.

America's Competition Fetish Kills Creativity and Produces Human Sheep

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Lynn Parramore

In the view of Margaret Heffernan, author of A Bigger Prize: Why Competition Isn't Everything, and How We Do Better, teaching competition from the earliest years produces adults who fail at creative thinking and generates a society where cheating is incentivized and people never learn to collaborate. In the following interview, she explains why this failure puts us all at risk.