Half-finished or half-baked? 002
Another installment of my ongoing
series of half-finished (and quite possibly half-baked) thoughts
running through my head...
- Stand up and save time? I am guessing some (many?) school meetings would
benefit from this
picture is a great metaphorfor how it should be.
Berkun's honestyregarding effective meeting management.
I really like Jeff Utecht's term, the "Adminwall." This is
I was talking aboutway back when (my first post ever!).
How fabulous would it be if schools' organizational cultures were like
do YOUR administrators park?
Imagination is dangerous
For all those of us who think schools should foster imagination and
creativity, The Onion gives
us fair warning...
Did You Know?
Fischand I keep getting e-mails about Did You
Know?I actually met someone today who hasn't seen
versionhas LOTS of hits
You Know? II
Also on the small screen
A couple of videos worth watching:
- Wesley Fryer's Administrator Movie
Last, but definitely not least, LeaderTalk is off to a great start. If you
haven't checked it out yet, it's a hoppin' place...
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A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
The rise of anti-scientific thinking and conspiracy is a concerning trend.
- Fifty years later after one of the greatest achievements of mankind, there's a growing number of moon landing deniers. They are part of a larger trend of anti-scientific thinking.
- Climate change, anti-vaccination and other assorted conspiratorial mindsets are a detriment and show a tangible impediment to fostering real progress or societal change.
- All of these separate anti-scientific beliefs share a troubling root of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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