Sometimes we assume people need something sooner than they really do. We say yes or break our own mental flow to meet other peoples' requests. Part of self-care on the job is having the courage to clarify incoming requests, negotiate deadlines, or give people a "heads up."
Even after one has identified that the old ways of doing things are no longer working, coming up with system-wide comprehensive solutions as to how to develop better schools and school systems is challenging.
Systematic pursuit of children's wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence over measured academic achievements in Finnish schools, according to Pasi Sahlberg, author of the award-winning book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?
That's no small achievement, even if it happens just some of the time. Looking back that may be one of the most satisfying ways by which you measure your life. In that spirit, let's take every opportunity to support others in savoring this holiday.
Today's Congress is a paragon of inefficiency, rent-seeking, crony capitalism, wasted time, and public embarrassment. Coherent and timely legislating focused on the nation's top priorities seems to be an afterthought, at best
Author Michael Horn predicts that in the future, the majority of students will be engaged in what he calls "blended learning" where they'll learn online with control over the pace of their learning in schools with teachers providing guidance.
Hardly a week goes by when we don't hear another announcement that has the potential to chip away at the student market that is currently the lifeblood of colleges on the margins, in both quality and financial health.
Considered the world's foremost authority on the process of disruptive innovation, Christensen discusses his reaction to the Arab Spring, how India and China are developing their economies, and where the next wave of disruptive innovation will come from.
What will happen now in this damaged economy? It would be silly to suggest that the intensity of the focus on green will continue unabated. But we'll see a form of what I'll call "light green" this year.