Rework School Leadership
I just finished reading Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeir Hansson. Although it has a business slant, there are many great links to school leadership. Here are but a few:
"Policies are organizational scar tissue. They are codified overreactions to situations that are unlikely to happen again."
~ How many times do we see districts making policies based on a few infractions?
"It's the stuff you leave out that matters. So constantly look for things to remove, simplify, and streamline. Be a curator. Stick to what's truly essential."
~ What if school leaders acted as curators and cut out initiatives, technologies, and programs that were simply add-ons and not essential to the mosaic?
"You should share everything you know."
~ Do leaders do this? Do teachers? We should actively find ways to share our recipes of success with others.
"Everyone on your team should be connected to your customers."
~ In the case of schools, how are those folks making decisions connecting to the needs of students? Most often, those making policies and creating learning environments are the most removed from the voices of the clients (i.e., the student).
What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
Beyond Beef sizzles and marbleizes just like real beef, Beyond Meat says.
- Shares of Beyond Meat opened at around $200 on Tuesday morning, falling to nearly $170 by the afternoon.
- Wall Street analysts remain wary of the stock, which has been on a massive hot streak since its IPO in May.
- Beyond Meat faces competition from Impossible Foods and, as of this week, Tyson.
Average waiting time for hitchhikers in Ireland: Less than 30 minutes. In southern Spain: More than 90 minutes.
- A popular means of transportation from the 1920s to the 1980s, hitchhiking has since fallen in disrepute.
- However, as this map shows, thumbing a ride still occupies a thriving niche – if at great geographic variance.
- In some countries and areas, you'll be off the street in no time. In other places, it's much harder to thumb your way from A to B.
A recent study used data from the Big Five personality to estimate psychopathy prevalence in the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C.
- The study estimated psychopathy prevalence by looking at the prevalence of certain traits in the Big Five model of personality.
- The District of Columbia had the highest prevalence of psychopathy, compared to other areas.
- The authors cautioned that their measurements were indirect, and that psychopathy in general is difficult to define precisely.
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