Good, Great, or Over the Top?
Cake is good.
Chocolate cake is better.
Chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frosting is even better.
Chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frosting and walnuts is great, but getting rich.
Chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frosting and walnuts with whipped cream is still yummy, but it is hard to taste all the flavors.
Chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frosting and walnuts with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream looks amazing, but you may worry that it will not sit too well in your tummy.
Chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frosting and nuts with whipped cream and vanilla ice with sprinkles is starting to be over the top, but you are still tempted to try some.
Chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frosting and walnuts with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream with sprinkles, add some syrup and gum drops, don't forget a little caramel too, put on a few cherries, maybe even a dollop of peanut butter, let's not forget some coconut sprinkles and pour on some creme de cassis....and on and on.
Pretty soon you have something that is indigestible, unrecognizable, unpalatable, and possible a down right mess.
Technology innovations in schools are often like this over the top cake analogy. Some technology in schools is awesome. More in alluring. Too many discombobulated technology innovations leaves teachers and leaders with rocks in their stomach and swearing off the next big thing.
Good technology leaders have a vision that is forward reaching but avoids the more is better syndrome. Ask yourself, does the next technology innovation integrate with your vision and existing innovations or is just adding more yummy things to the already overburdened system.
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These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.
We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.
Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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