Posts in February 2008

  1. Two Talks

    [ February 21, 2008 ]

    ony Schwartz of The Energy Project and Grant Wiggins of Authentic Education came to talk to the faculty at Riverdale yesterday. The talks were both provocative, engaging and challenged paradigms that many individuals have about both work and assessment.I had read of Tony's work in the Harvard Business Review in an article entitled "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time", Tony argues that institutions and employees should focus on maintaining and raising workplace energy rather than focusing on a false sense of mere productivity--"busyness" for the sake of being occupied. In other words, that focusing on quality of engagement and work rather than the quantity of tasks completed is a worthy aim. Tony presented some of the ideas that he has used in working with professional

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