Friday, January 24, 2020

Happiness Defined in the Best Way

I listened to Shawn Achor back in 2008 when he was the keynote speaker at a conference; I had the opportunity to have lunch with him then. He not only was a congenial fellow and gave an outstanding presentation, but he also has a terrific book—The Happiness AdvantageGive it a read to learn more about his seven principles:

  1. The Happiness Advantage
  2. The Fulcrum and the Lever
  3. The Tetris Effect
  4. Falling Up
  5. The Zorro Circle
  6. The 20 Second rule
  7. Social Investment

I promise you that you will not be disappointed. So much of his work is based on strong research.

Here is his terrific TED Talk (21M views) . . .

Friday, January 10, 2020

Teachers Supporting ALL Students in Our Schools

A Keynote speaker at the NAIS People of Color Conference and author of How to Raise an Adult and Real American, Julie Lythcott-Haims brings so much to the world of children, diversity, and parenting. Also see a recent post about her book How to Raise an Adult and her excellent TED Talk.