3 Ways Mindfulness Develops Leaders | Wise Leader Group – Psychology in your hands

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Mindfulness enables leaders to manage and develop their thoughts, feelings and behaviour so that they can use them in a way that is appropriate for the situation. This can aid the development of leaders in 3 ways.

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How Being Humble, Kind, and Calm Will Make Your Life Easier – Lifehacker

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How Being Humble, Kind, and Calm Will Make Your Life Easier Lifehacker You’ve heard it all your life: Being humble, kind, and calm is the “right thing to do.” But if that isn’t enough to convince you, consider this: humility, kindness, and calmness…

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How to make stress your friend

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Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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250 million children not learning – but has there been any progress?  

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Thanks for the updated Global Monitoring Report.

Originally posted on World Education Blog:

By Chris Berry, Education Head of Profession at the UK Department for International Development (DFID)

The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, to be launched in the United Kingdom on April 7, makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of global education progress. DFID and the UK government follow these reports closely.

One of the headlines in this year’s report is: “around 250 million children either fail to make it to grade 4 or do not reach the minimum level of learning”. This is shocking news.

Having already spent billions of dollars since 2000, not only has the global community failed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but it has also contributed to a situation where there are millions of children in school and not learning.

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Where did this figure of 250 million come from?

The technical note by the EFA Global Monitoring Report team…

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Tuition-free education for the world: Shai Reshef at TED2014

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Shai Reshef. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Shai Reshef. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Shia Reshef believes higher education is a right, not a privilege. In January 2009, he founded University of the People (UoP), a virtual, tuition-free institution dedicated to opening up higher education to anyone in the world with a high school diploma and a willingness to learn — “regardless of who they are, where they live or what society says about them,” Reshef says at TED2014.

“We open the gates for every qualified student,” he says. “Any student from any part of the world with any Internet connection can study with us. We don’t use audio; we don’t use video; broadband isn’t necessary.” UoP currently serves students from 143 countries, including Syria, the US, South Africa, Jordan and Nigeria.

The way the university works is this, Reshef says: UoP keeps costs down by forgoing a brick-and-mortar institution and traditional textbooks, and by using volunteer staff…

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