10 Leadership Qualities

Posted: May 23, 2016 by broadyesl in leadership, Uncategorized

Read “10 Qualities of the Leaders I Want on My Team” at http://www.scottcochrane.com/index.php/2016/05/16/10-qualities-of-the-leaders-i-want-on-my-team/

Excerpt:

On my dream team I love to see these 10 less celebrated leadership qualities:

  • They are seated, and ready to engage, before the stated starting time of the meeting.

  • In every conversation they focus on you, not their phone.

  • They are “thanking machines”- Gratitude oozes from them.

  • They stack the chairs and pick up trash.

  • They’re not ‘workaholics’, but they stay until the job is done.

  • They respond promptly to emails and voicemails.

  • They show the same courtesy and respect to the maintenance staff as they do the c.e.o.

  • They show genuine interest in the personal lives of colleagues.

  • They offer to help.

  • They stand up for their teammates.

Professors: Grading Issues

Posted: May 23, 2016 by broadyesl in Uncategorized

Articles

An Objective Approach to Grading

You know exactly why you assigned a grade. Learn effective way to communicate these reasons to your students.

Calculating Final Course Grades: What about Dropping Scores or Offering a Replacement?

There are various advantages and disadvantages to dropping or replacing an exam score, but how does this affect what students learn in the course?

Using Rubrics as a Defense Against Grade Appeals

Rubrics provide the criteria for assessing students’ work. Giving students the rubric along with the assignment can clarify the instructor’s expectations.

The Minecraft Generation

Posted: May 23, 2016 by broadyesl in gaming, Uncategorized

The remarkable story of Minecraft around the world:  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/magazine/the-minecraft-generation.html

Who can monitor this and have parents given permission to schools to share student data with private companies?  Read the report “Schools are now ‘soft targets’ for companies to collect data and market to kids — report” at

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/05/17/schools-are-now-soft-targets-for-companies-to-collect-data-and-market-to-kids-report/

Read the article “5 evidence-based tips to mental toughness” for great practical tips

Read “Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills” at http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2016/05/17/black-and-white-students-score-far-apart-on-a-new-test-of-technology-skills/#.Vz2cFZMrI6X

Surviving a Toxic Workplace

Posted: May 19, 2016 by broadyesl in leadership, Uncategorized

Read “Surviving a toxic work environment” at http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2016/05/16/surviving-a-toxic-work-environment/ to find a definition and solutions.  Very useful1!!

Excerpt:

People

Leadership

Culture

Bullies

Backstabbers

Gossips

Users

Axe-grinders

Cynics/naysayers

Lack of vision

Unrealistic expectations

Poor communication

Yelling, shaming

Favoritism

Lack of empathy

No feedback

Only negative feedback

Long hours

Excessive overtime

Constant rushing

Scapegoating

Constant criticism

Cliquishness

Toxic work impacts

Increased employee absenteeism or illness

Low morale

High turnover/loss of talented staff

Decreased teamwork/team spirit