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The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

It's a Big Task, but Schools Have the Job of Improving Kids' Opportunities for Success

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

There is one public institution that has providing children with equal opportunities as its primary goal, and that is our schools. That is a heavy burden indeed, given that policy choices have undermined their ability to live up to the job.

Think Twice Before Jumping on the Anti-Testing Bandwagon

Kati Haycock | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Kati Haycock

Parents want to be partners in their children's education, but they can't do that very well without honest information about how their children are doing.

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

One Topic Often Left Out of Discussions About Education: Fun

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

School improvement is a really complex process. This week, I want to talk about something that is often left out of school reform discussions, and that is fun.

You've Heard About Schools That Haven't Improved -- Here's One That Did, and It Has Lessons for Us All

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

She arrived in October, after the school year had already begun, which is a difficult beginning for any principal. One of Montiel's first orders of business was to address the fact that very few students could meet state reading and math standards.

The Word We All Love...That Makes Us Miserable

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recently, I found myself in the not-always-so-enviable position of finding a new apartment. The good news? Before long I stumbled on an amazing optio...

Learning from Unexpected Schools

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Most schools that educate large percentages of children who live in poverty are low-performing. In fact, "high-poverty" has almost become a synonym for "low-performing." To some people, this demonstrates the inextricable link between poverty and low achievement.

The Way Up

Patricia Rust | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

What's next after you realize a goal, a dream, or a long-standing hope? I recently realized a cherished dream and noticed that it seems like books an...

Being Successful Means Never Saying You're Satisfied

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 02.17.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Just to give a sense of scale, only 56 percent of Maryland's fifth-graders -- and only 37 percent of low-income students -- read at an advanced level in 2013. At Chadwick, more than 95 percent of the low-income students read at an advanced level.

4 Ways To Become More Empowered

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The substantial effort and work that are required for us to demonstrate a real influence in our environment is extremely worthwhile, as it is guaranteed to produce not only real life improvements but psychological and emotional payoffs that are just as valuable and even longer lasting.

40 Important Things i Learned During My 40s

Peggy Nolan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Peggy Nolan

In a few days I will be joining the half-century club. Most of my friends beat me to it, including my husband. My sister was inducted two years ago. My father's been a card carrying member for over 20 years. Yes, I'm turning the big 5 - 0 and I'm excited. My girlfriends already threw me a surprise party but before I officially turn the corner, here's a few things I learned during my decade of being 40.

Another Surprising School

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

After visiting dozens of high-performing schools that serve significant populations of students living in poverty and students of color (I call them "It's Being Done schools") I have come to expect certain things.

Building Individual and Collective Expertise to Help Kids

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Even before arriving at Finlay Elementary in Miami-Dade earlier this fall, I knew I was going to be impressed with the school.

Why You Can and Will Succeed!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Sometimes people don't allow themselves to achieve because they fear what they have to give up. Don't think for a second about that. Think of what you gain.

Why You Should Celebrate A Small Victory Today

Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you fi...

Playing From Below The Rim

Phil Butler | Posted 10.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Phil Butler

Not one in 10 million of us will become so great at basketball. It is possible, however, for each of us to become superstars at being who we were meant to be. We can be our best.

Do You Send "Dark" Messages of Love to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course you love your children and would never consciously reward your children with love and attention when they, for example, first sit up or walk...

Unlocking Teacher Expertise

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

Kindergarten teachers don't become kindergarten teachers because they want to pour over data. So when I give a talk to educators, I usually include what I call my "scariest slide ever," which is a picture of kindergarten teachers studying a spread sheet.

5 Ways To Boost Your Confidence And Find Success

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 12.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

You can get past any roadblock on your journey to success, but to do that you will need confidence. When you are sure of yourself and the ultimate outcome, nothing can stop you! But how do you get confidence when you just don't feel that way?

Are You Living Your Eulogy or Your Résumé?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

The eulogy is the foundational document of our legacy, of how people remember us, of how we live on in the minds and hearts of others. So the question is: Why do we spend so much time on what our eulogy is not going to be?

What Makes Some People Exceptional and Others Just Accomplished?

Derreck Kayongo | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Derreck Kayongo

An exceptional life demands that one find a cause in life's journey that warrants an immediate and sincere desire to champion beyond one's current accomplishments for a lifetime of transformational living.

Flexibility Can Be Bad for You

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

We want flexibility and often pursue options that will give us that flexibility. Yet, when we are actually engaged in a task, that flexibility can backfire, because it can make the task more difficult.

Who Are the All-round Top Students?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Just because a student is a top performer in one subject does not necessarily mean that the student excels in all subjects

How to Make a Shift in the Shortest Time Possible

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Making a shift means changing something within yourself. This means changing an attitude or belief and then the behavior that's driving your self-defeating negative emotion.