Five Ways to Wellbeing

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Beautifully designed and conceptualised postcards available for download here from the New Economics Foundation who have made wellbeing a major research and practice strand. Their Well-being Manifesto for a Florishing Society is brilliant.

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Wisdom Book

Wisdom Book

I think that this book is remarkable ….It arrived today! Andrew Zuckerman has created this Wisdom Book. Highly original, beautiful and fresh. Take a look….

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Mark Johnson on Emotional Education

Mark Johnson on Emotional Education

In today’s Guardian Mark Johnson has written an article entitled Forget Sats: lesson one is a basic emotional education. It is very interesting to read Mark’s thoughts on the subject, as his school experience was difficult. He is author of Wasted, which describes his experiences growing up with violence, alcohol and drugs, often crime. Mark’s comment in […]

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Headroom

Headroom

The BBC have launched a new campaign called Headroom which aims to promote wellbeing widely. There are programmes, questionnaires, information of particular difficulties such as OCD and AHDH and depression. Well worth a look. Well done BBC. “Life is full of ups and downs. So the BBC has created Headroom, a campaign to encourage you to […]

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Future of Education Map

Future of Education Map

  The KnowledgeWorks Foundation has produced a really interesting map which details what they think are the Future Forces Affecting Education 2006-2016. Very good for discussion and perspective widening

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Pop!Tech 08 is nearly here

Pop!Tech 08 is nearly here

The 2008 Pop!Tech conference runs from the 23 – 25 October. This year their theme is Scarcity and Abundance which should be really fascinating. If you want a taste of what was presented last year I highly recommend watching Jessica Flannery who is the co-founder of the amazing Kiva.org, the first peer-to-peer microloan website. Kiva demonstrates how the Internet […]

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Social Evils

Social Evils

  Joseph Rountree Foundation published the first three of eleven ‘viewpoints’ examining the issues raised by their Social Evils work in the UK. The three papers can be downloaded on the links below: Has there been a decline in values in British society? Unkind, risk-averse and untrusting – if this is today’s society, can we change […]

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Stuffed Tiggers

Stuffed Tiggers

Hundreds of stuffed Tiggers occupy the seats on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in preparation for a memorial for professor Randy Pausch last week. During his last lecture, Pausch said, “You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore” Via:Telegraph

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Social Media and Mentoring

Social Media and Mentoring

 Horsesmouth is a really impressive online mentoring website which seems to be growing so quickly, and with good reason. As I write there are 5028 mentors registered with the site, with 1986 thank you’s sent. Without all the hassle of arranging to see someone about an issue this type of mentoring looks to be really effective […]

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Stories of GREAT Customer Service

Stories of GREAT Customer Service

A new blog looking at stories of great customer service from business: “RunByHumans tells stories of truly exceptional customer experiences. These stories highlight companies where employees are allowed to act like real human beings. The employees go above and beyond the call of duty to wow customers with their common sense and empathy.”

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Faces You Can Trust

Faces You Can Trust

There is an excellent article on trustworthy faces on Social Capital Blog. They write: “In a paper published in June, they [researchers] suggested that our unconscious bias is a byproduct of more adaptive instincts: the features that make a face strike us as trustworthy, if exaggerated, make a face look happy – with arching inner eyebrows […]

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RSA Education Charter

RSA Education Charter

The RSA has launched an Education Charter which will form part of the RSA’s planned education campaign. I think that the Charter is really wonderful and I have copied it in full below. Please sign up to the Charter here. The Charter It is the primary purpose of education to awaken a love of learning in […]

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