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Observation

Getting the Most Out of Classroom Observations

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

By following these suggestions, principals can set a more positive, focused and goal-oriented tone to the observation process. The result will be happier teachers and genuine sense of fulfillment, knowing that you are satisfying one of the most important tasks in your role as instructional leader.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Perfection of Imperfection

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Most humans tend to integrate these two distinct actions and view them as one, which, going back to Buddhist philosophy, causes them to suffer. But suffering is not necessary. New possibilities can be created when we separate these phenomena.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Do Your Mourning Now

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There is an old saying, "That which doesn't destroy us makes us stronger." Life-threatening illness -- or any adversity -- can be a strengthener. Not necessarily to the body, but certainly to the character and to the spirit.

Starting Out Bad at Art

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I have always been impressed with how awful a painter Paul Cézanne was when he was young. The fact that he started out so dreadful allowed him to be who he became.

How much do you value longform watchdog journalism?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
The Center for Public Integrity

By Bill Buzenberg April 3, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigat...

Mind and Meditation

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

A regular meditation practice can transform the quality of your life by culturing the nervous system to maintain peace, energy and expanded awareness throughout the day. You become capable of accommodating different challenges in life without any conditions.

An Observation Regarding Fact-checking and Journalism From an Outsider

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.14.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

Okay, I'm not in the news business, and I'm not going to tell anyone how to do their job. However, it'd be good to have news reporting that I could trust again, and there's evidence that fact-checking is an idea whose time has come.

You Do Not Have a Theory

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

You do not have a theory! You have an idea. A theory is not something that one person can so arrogantly possess.

We Are All Scientists

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

I have no expectation that every man, woman, and child should strive to become a professional scientist. But I do have every expectation that every man, woman, and child should strive to become more scientifically literate.

The Good Advice Of Others

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

Is there any criteria that can I use to see if the advice works? It turns out that the answer is pretty simple -− I try it on and work it. And if it works, I use it.

The Distinction Between Observation And Judgment

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It is important to remember that we are limited in our understanding of another person's life by our own range of experience.

5 Simple Ways To Live More Fully

Tara Stiles | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

We miss moments all the time and if we fully lived them all we might spontaneously combust, or appear intensely hyper and loony. This brings awareness to all the moments that we miss, that we dull out on.

12 Simple Steps To Meditate For Relaxation

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Recently, I gave a meditation class for people who were either new or lapsed meditators. One person meditated 20 years ago, but recently with the moun...