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On Creative Aging 

Creative Aging was the subject of a Socratic Conversation with Ron Gross on Thursday, May 30th.  Participants discussed new ways to thrive and contribute throughout our ever-longer life-spans -- for our parents, our grandparents, and for ourselves -- if we're lucky! Gross began by noting that Socrates himself reached the peak of his powers at …

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Motivation and Goals 

As an Organizational Psychology major, I often hear about motivation and  goal-setting in class. Without either, we are simply task-doers lacking the ability to efficiently achieve our goals. With clearly defined goals and a timeline in which to achieve them, the possibility of success is much greater. The widely used acronym in business is SMART goals: …

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Poke the Box : When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? 

Title: Poke the Box : When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? Author: Seth Godin Publisher:  The Domino Project Call number: HF5386 .G552 2011 From the Publisher: Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It’s a call to action about …

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Dear Great Teachers, Thanks for Teaching Us. 

For this back to school season, TBD is hosting ThanksForTeaching.Us, a 30 day campaign to recognize amazing teachers all over the world. Feel free to post about teachers who have inspired you or check out the letters for ideas in your own classroom, such as quoting Simpsons episodes to demonstrate the relevancy of pop culture …

Posted 71 months ago by

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Big Theories Revisited 

Title: Big Theories Revisited Author: McInerney, Dennis M. and Shawn Van Etten Publisher: Information Age Publishing Call no: LB1065 .B54 2004 From the publisher: This text seeks to revisit major theories of motivation and learning in order to evaluate the relevance of each theory to our complex educational environments. The chapters are written by the renowned authors of theories, …

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Fires in the mind: what kids can tell us about motivation and mastery 

Title: Fires in the mind : what kids can tell us about motivation and mastery Author: Kathleen Cushman and the students of What Kids Can Do Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010 Check it Out.: LB1031.4 .C87 2010 From the Publisher: Through the voices of students themselves, Fires in the Mind brings a game-changing …

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