Can connection with a bigger purpose increase outcomes for learners? New research suggests it probably can. “A few years ago, psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues noticed something interesting while interviewing high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area about their hopes, dreams and life goals. It was no surprise that students often said that making money, attaining fame or pursuing a career that they enjoyed were important to them. But many of them also spoke of additionally wanting to make a positive impact on their community or society — such… Read more How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | MindShift →
When exploring modern learning practice and environments, grounding innovation in a school’s vision and values is crucial. This half-day workshop takes schools through the process of clarifying what their educative purpose is, what beliefs about learning inform their practice and how they can use these to inform their daily teaching. “Making decisions is easy, once you know what your values are” -Roy Disney [ Whole school | hands-on workshop | 1/2 day ]
“The most important thing in your business is not what you’re going to sell but what you value. That’s according to Bill Kanarick, chief marketing officer of global services company Sapient, who helped steered this former startup through the ups and downs of the digital age. Culture was so integral that when the company finally reached 49 employees, Sapient dedicated two of them to keeping it intact. Today, Sapient has a global workforce of more than 11,500 people and culture remains, as ever, an integral part of the business. Here are six values Sapient… Read more Culture Comes First. The Rest Is Noise. | Inc.com →
Simon Sinek on Great Leaders | Inc.com.
Stop teaching leaders what to do. Teach them who to be. via Who Not What | Leadership Freak.
Working with a school at the moment on hiring staff and culture building has given me cause to pull together some ideas on features of effective induction: Model the organisation’s values: if you believe in lifelong learning, have people learn things; if you value collaboration, have people learn something together; if you value choice, let people have options. At the very least this gives you a chance to talk about what your values are; at most it allows people to see that practising what we preach is the way things… Read more Building culture/New staff induction →