Sunday, 25 July 2010

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action - Simon Sinek (2009)

I just heard this talk and had to share it. It's helped me understand why I achieve things and shows how focusing on money rewards is a recipe for failure not success. It's my mantra but it's explained so eloquently in this piece.

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action - Simon Sinek (2009): "Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question 'Why?' His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers -- and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling."

Monday, 5 July 2010

Creating a school that teaches through games

So, I've always felt that games are fantastics tools and experiences in which to teach and to learn. I'm finding more and more that I'm not alone in this view. Over the weekend I heard about a fantastic new school called quest to learn in New York that has taken this concept to the classroom.

Reading through their website I'm really impressed by the approach I'm hearing about and just wanted to spread the word. Here's a great video that explains the concept