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Meeting Cost Calculator

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Take a moment to calculate the cost of your meetings. Simply answer the four questions below, click the calculate button and see how much your meetings cost. You may be surprised by the amount of company resources used during your group’s meetings.

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Lord David Puttnam, Learning Without Frontiers, London

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If you only watch the first 3:00 mins or so it is worth your time and intrigue.  Merry Christmas!  The remaining clip with David Puttman’s talk is also interesting.  “Lord David Puttnum of Queensgate spent thirty years as an independent film producer with many award winning films including Chariots of Fire, Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express and the Memphis Belle. Retiring from film production in 1998 he has focused his work in education and the environment. In this talk Lord Puttnam discusses his views on the creative and digital industries and the importance of ensuring that our learners are equipped and fit for this future. Presented January 11th 2011”

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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Technology

 

Carol S. Dweck: Changing Mindsets, Motivating Students

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In this webinar, renowned psychologist Carol Dweck will discuss how teachers can use new discoveries in cognitive development to improve student motivation and engagement. Through her intensive research, Dweck has found that students who believe intelligence is a fixed quality are more likely to avoid challenging tasks, while students who believe intelligence can be developed with effort tend to be more successful. She’ll discuss some of the most common mistakes teachers make in trying to motivate students and detail strategies for promoting a “growth mindset” rather than “fixed mindset” in the classroom.

 

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., author of Mindset: The New Science of Success, is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities and has lectured and worked with schools and other organizations all over the world. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association—the highest honor in psychology. 

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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Technology

 
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14,000 hits

14,000 hits

Woohoo!!  I remember when I was going on 1000 hits.  It was an exciting time.  Now, I have been blogging, tweeting, Scoop.iting, Scribding, Youtubing, Linkedining, and connecting for a few years now.  I just looked down and noticed my hit count.  Pretty cool.  I (we: Pla and I) are about to hit 14,000 hits for the site.  This is an exciting time.

I am nearly half way through my PhD, which definitely slows down the blogging process, but my next goal will probably be to write a few books.  Keep coming back.  I try to add content that is interesting and useful to any educator.

Cheers and thanks for popping by.
Tom Johnson and Pla Sankhum

 

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