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14 Top Posts From InspiredToEducate.NET

5 ways to get more results in your teaching environment. Want to build team collaboration, communication, and productivity? Make work visible! Reduce your stress level with keeping a plan 7 ideas for creating a student centered learning environment by Paul Andersen 5 reasons to love Khan academy for computer science How to use Minecraft in

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7 Lessons from Teaching a Kickstarter Class

Kickstarter.com helps creative people and makers bring their projects to market.   If you are going to create something new like a music album, a new video game, or a movie, you need funds to pay for labor and resources.   Kickstarter.com provides a platform to enable creative individuals to share the story about their project and

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Want to build team collaboration, communication, and productivity? Make work visible!

A powerful technique for building team collaboration, communication and productivity is to make the work very visible.    You could create a Google document with a big list of tasks and share it with your team.   Simple list applications are not always designed for team speed.   In the ideal case, I want to be able to

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Our Top 14 Blog Posts on Teaching, Productivity, and Leadership

Top 14 blog posts on teaching, productivity, and leadership since 6/30/2012 5 ways to get more results in your teaching environment. Why is perspective critical to leading and teaching? Michael’s Free Book Index How to reduce stress by keeping work organized using EverNote 5 fun learning experiences with Legos Jennifer Pahika challenges us to “code

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How is Scrum leadership evolving?

Published on October 6, 2012 by in agile, leadership

*** Disclaimer: no project management style is perfect — including scrum *** What is Scrum? To introduce scrum project management, I would encourage you to review the following video.  (Scrum in 10 minutes)  While scrum was created for the benefit of the software industry, the ideas can be used in education, general leadership and many

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5 fun learning experiences with Legos

Last Saturday, my four year old son Peter and I got lost in Lego Land for three hours. What were we doing? While the Lego Land experience has tons of activities for parents and their kids, my Peter and I were literally glued to the experience of building Lego race cars together. The experience is

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Feedback is the breakfast of champions

I am constantly working to improve my course design and my teaching methods. I do my best to keep up with the current trends in education and I hold myself to high standards. I work hard to provide the best learning experience that I can. Given that I am early in my teaching career, I know there is a

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders and teachers inspire action?

Image from https://twitter.com/AngelaMaiers/status/230334473017884673/photo/1 Why should we communicate starting with “WHY?” In the context of leading, the average presentation can spend a lot of time down in the details.   The inspired teachers and leaders talk about why they believe a particular lesson is important.   This can also help leaders to discover common ground with the

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5 Ways to get More Results In Life Using Agile

When I am not organized with planning my commitments to my faith life, family, and work, it can be stressful. We all experience this mental stress at some level. In previous posts regarding “Getting things done”, we introduced ways for collecting and organizing our life commitments.   In this post, I would like to challenge

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