Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success | Brain Pickings

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success | Brain Pickings:

There's been a fair amount of talk about 'grit' in meetings I've attended recently, especially those that focus on student persistence and completion rates.   This adds more to the conversation.

Andy

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pay Attention!

Paying attention is a skill: Schools need to teach it.:

Key quote, 'The world is complex, and it isn’t going to get any simpler. Unless we can create a population that is capable of thinking about complexity in complex ways, it is highly unlikely that the problems of global warming; economic inequality; access to affordable, high-quality health care; or any of the other challenges the U.S. and the rest of the world face will get adequate solutions. Good solutions to any of these problems will be complex, and they will not win support from a population that demands simplicity. '

Monday, September 16, 2013

Seth's Blog: What works?

Seth's Blog: What works?:

In the connection economy, though, the thoughtful, patient, mature and modern approach wins out. Because connection is built on trust and generosity, not on snark and short-term wins.
When your inner caveman shows up, the question you might ask him is, "will this juicy, satisfying, visceral action in the moment build my connection and weave a platform for my future, or is the price I'm paying for pleasing the crowd the fact that I'm tearing my platform down?"

Build a platform.