Design and technology

In design and technology, children can propose new features for the school grounds, for example a nature trail, and play an active part in the design of the school. They can investigate the properties of outdoor ‘furniture’, such as play equipment, and plan for a forthcoming event, such as designing …

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Influence Via Expertise Is Another Common Form Of Influence

Influence via expertise is another common form of influence, often wielded by individuals with a particular type and level of knowledge or skill: i.e. doctors, professors, academics, and so on. An expert possesses a high level of capability, and their status as an expert may be established a variety …

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Attribution Of Random Chance

Just because luck is an attribution of random chance does not mean that we don’t try to have a say in the matter. For many who believe in luck, it is not merely some inherent quality that you either benefit from or don’t, but is actually something which …

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Positive Energy

As someone who puts a good amount of focus on the task of spreading positive energy in her life, I often ask myself the question, is trying to care more good for me? Is it safe? Is it healthy? When someone in my circle whom I care about is suffering …

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A Real Challenge

But might I suggest that the real challenge to homeschooling bravely isn’t the homeschooling—the curriculum, the neverending to-do lists, or the imperfect people? The real challenge is finding your vision and passion for it and then firmly grabbing hold of that vision so the shaky days don’t …

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When Do You Really Need An Antibiotic?

Let’s say you go to the doctor with a bad cold or a case of bronchitis, which is almost always caused by a virus. The doctor tells you that no drug can get rid of what you already have, but he may then write you a prescription for an …

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The Heart of Go-to-ism

I think of go-to-ism as the way of the go-to person, which results in an upward spiral of mutually reinforcing real influence and mutual value-adding in every one of your working relationships. When you have people like that Disney housekeeper at every level of the organization, working behind the scenes …

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The Picture of Success

When you think of someone who is successful, or who has ‘made it,’ what thoughts tend to come to mind? If you need to take time right now to contemplate, please do so. Think of someone in your life who has really made it. This person has reached the pinnacle …

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Rituals Do They Help?

Now that we’ve talked about the definition of ritual as we will use it in these paragraphs, let’s spend a few minutes discussing why rituals work. One reason that rituals are so commonly used for a variety of purposes is that they help us feel more in control …

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Learning in Stages

A child who experiences optimal development learns the value of respect by example. Adults model respectful behavior by being attuned to their children and meeting their needs. After all, few people would expect a newborn baby to stop crying on his own without being fed, changed, held, or rocked. Nor …

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Stop Being Independent

Do you want to know what is worse than being dependent? Being independent, because it is a constant attempt not to be dependent. Commit yourself wholly to your partner. By ‘commitment’ I don’t mean sterile, dutiful faithfulness. Maybe you have been together for what feels like an eternity, but …

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Rituals and Habits

Habits are automated actions, they come naturally and we don’t really have any say so in how they operate. Well, in most cases. Smoking is a habit; most addicts don’t consciously know when they are lighting up a cigarette. Brushing your teeth is a habit, there’s a …

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